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  • 1999: Manchester United, the Treble and All That

  • By: Matt Dickinson
  • Narrated by: Chris Harper
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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1999: Manchester United, the Treble and All That

By: Matt Dickinson
Narrated by: Chris Harper
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Summary

In 1999, Manchester United completed a unique Treble, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League—but more remarkable than that was how they did it and the stories behind the historic achievement. Matt Dickinson covered the whole story at the time and now in 99 compelling chapters brings it all vividly to life.

When the season began, Manchester United were up for sale, the club's iconic talisman Eric Cantona had gone, rivals Arsenal were the reigning Double winners, David Beckham was a national hate figure after being sent off during the World Cup and even manager Alex Ferguson's position was being questioned. Early signs weren't promising, despite record spending to bring in new stars, among them Jaap Stam and Dwight Yorke, but soon things began to change.

Driven by the indomitable will of skipper Roy Keane, supported by a nucleus from the Class of '92—Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, the Nevilles and Paul Scholes—who had grown up at the club, they went on a long unbeaten and unbeatable run, featuring some of the most dramatic games in fans' memories. Matt Dickinson highlights the key moments, speaking to those at the centre of the story and to those whose moment went unnoticed. 1999:The Treble and All That is so much more than a book for United fans; it is an insight into team building, the will to success and a tale of local pride. It reveals the real stories behind the legend that was sealed with a last-minute scrambled goal from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to win the Champions League.

©2022 Matt Dickinson (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, UK

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Great story

A fantastic insight into the players experience of the season and final. Well worth purchasing!

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An insight into success

United fans will of course love this account of an historic season but what makes this book so compelling is the insight it gives us into what made this particular team a success. There is no magic formula revealed here but what you see, in common with other successful sporting achievements, is a ‘perfect storm’ where owners, manager and players are all aligned and totally focussed on winning.

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A spine-tingling read ...

Brilliantly written by Matt Dickinson this book makes the hairs rise on the back of your neck as he details the club's amazing season.
There are some highly insightful passages about some of the big players involved at the club at that time and ... the great man himself. Fergie.
My guess I that United fans will form the largest reader base but highly recommended for sports fans and couch potatoes too.

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what a great way to relive, what has to be the greatest season in Manchester Uniteds history

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Worth a read

enjoyed reading this book, although I was aware of most of it having read Fergie, Keane, Neville and Schmeichel's autobiographies

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You don’t have to be a United supporter!

This is a great book into the people and personalities behind the United of old. I’m not really a football supporter but it was an engaging and fascinating story. Thank you.

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And All That.......

Brilliant book, detailing one the greatest seasons ever put together by a team. So much incredible detail from everyone involved. Completely brought me back to that time. Can't recommend this enough!