Glory Glory – Man Utd in the 90s – The Players’ Stories

Why did Eric Cantona start wearing his collar up? Which player got so drunk after a title-winning party he wet himself in a taxi? Why did Andrew Cole and Teddy Sheringham fall out? And which international star burnt his wedding tackle on a scalding hot tea urn?

Glory Glory! is the story of one of the greatest eras in the history of England’s most famous club through the eyes of the players who made it happen. Not just the great wins, the cup finals and the trophy parades, but the half-time rows, the mad pranks, the boozy nights out and the training ground bust-ups.

Andy Mitten has tracked down ten of the stars from that team – including Eric Cantona, Andrew Cole, Lee Sharpe and Nicky Butt as well as controversial chairman Martin Edwards – to open the door to both the dressing room and the boardroom at Old Trafford as the club emerged as the dominant force in English football.

Glory Glory is an astonishingly candid and revealing insight into a club that was enjoying a magnificent decade of success. More than that, it is as lively and entertaining a sports book as you will ever read.

Man UTD in the 90s – The Players’ Stories

By Andy Mitten
Published by: Vision Sports Publishing
Publication Date: 12th Oct
RRP £17.99, ISBN 9781905326693

You can buy your copy of Glory Glory! here.

About the author:

Andy Mitten – whose great uncle Charlie Mitten was a star in Matt Busby’s first great side – writes regularly for The Independent and FourFourTwo magazine. He has visited 90 countries and every continent as a football writer, covering derby games from Israel to the Faroes and Andorra to South Africa. He has also interviewed players such as Rooney, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Eto’o, Keane and Gerrard.

Born and bred in Manchester, Andy currently divides his time between M16 and Barcelona, scene of United’s greatest triumph. He has written or co-written eight United books including the critically acclaimed We’re the Famous Man United! – Old Trafford in the ’80s: The Players’ Stories.

Book Signings

Andy Mitten and Andrew Cole will be doing book signings on Thursday 29 October in Manchester (1pm at Waterstones in Arndale and 5om at WH Smith in the Trafford Center).

Andy Mitten Interview

Andy Mitten was a guest this week on the Soccerlens Podcast, where he talked about the current United and Barcelona sides (including a prediction for this year’s Champions League final) his experiences in interviewing certain players (Cantona and Cole) and insights into the differences in fan cultures in Spain and England.

Listen to Andy Mitten’s interview on the Soccerlens Podcast now.

You can buy your copy of Glory Glory! here.

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