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Documentary About The History Of Manchester United Comes To Sky Later This Year

Documentary About The History Of Manchester United Comes To Sky Later This Year
By Paul Moore

While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are doing their best to add the Europa League to the already glittering trophy cabinet at Old Trafford, it's highly unlikely that the Norwegian will leave a legacy quite like two of Manchester United's previous managers, Matt Busby and Alex Ferguson.

Hell, that statement is being disingenuous to Solskjaer because very few managers can leave their imprint on a club quite like Busby and Ferguson did.

In terms of English football, Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley at Liverpool, and Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest are in this vein, but the history of success at Manchester United is dominated by two men.

Well, Sky and NOW TV have a treat for Manchester United fans because a documentary on their legacy at the club will be shown this December.

As per the official synopsis, The United Way will tell: "The story of Manchester United is one of the ultimate stories of our time and it has never been fully told this way before. This highly cinematic one-off feature documentary relays the swirling rise of an iconic sporting dynasty with comprehensive, unseen footage, untold anecdotes and unprecedented depth.

"All led by the legendary Eric Cantona, who provides the creative and storytelling spine throughout the film. Think ‘Rome’ but in the sphere of sport - Old Trafford is the Colosseum, the titanic managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Matt Busby are the Emperors."

As a manager, Busby won 13 trophies during 25 years at Old Trafford but more importantly, he helped rebuild Manchester United following the horrific Munich air disaster.

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In doing so, he imbued the club with some of the values that still exist today, like an adherence to attacking football and a belief that homegrown talent should always be given the chance to prosper.

As for Ferguson, well, it's arguable that he's the greatest manager in the history of football. After all, he has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of football.

In terms of other features that are coming up on Sky and NOW TV over the next few months, our interest has also been piqued by the documentary Tyson vs Bruno, which chronicles one of boxing's most famous rivalries in the '90s.

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Elsewhere, Lovecraft County, The Undoing, Two Weeks To Live, The Third Day, Tin Star: Liverpool, and A League Of Their Own will definitely please TV lovers.

Aside from this, there are also some excellent documentaries on Tina Turner, Stephen Hawking, and The Assassination of John Lennon coming too.

All in all, there's plenty for everyone to get stuck into.

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