No club in the world stirs the emotions quite like Manchester United. From humble beginnings, the club has risen, through the tragedy of Munich, the glory of 1968 and the ultimate achievement of the incomparable Treble, to its current position as the world's greatest football club. The United story has never been told before in such depth, with so much stunning imagery, and certainly never on such an extraordinary scale.
Manchester United Opus - ICONS Edition: This extremely rare and comprehensive heavyweight Tome on Manchester United includes "never-before" accounts of famous events including Bobby Charlton's account of the Munich air disaster. It is signed by United legends including Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona, Denis Law etc. Limited to only 500 editions, each weighing over 37kgs. This is number 62 of 500. The approximate cost for delivery to USA £250.00/Far East £325.00 THESE WILL HAVE TO BE CONFIRMED AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE.
“Remarkable” The Observer
“Packed with high-quality photos and features on the club's history” The Independent On Sunday.
“Now that's what we call a deluxe history of Manchester United” FourFourTwo.
“Your money buys you a thing of beauty, produced with love and flair” The Times.
“The design and graphics are superb. Everything about the book is different class” The Daily Telegraph.
Published in November 2006, the United Opus ICONS Limited Edition is a restricted print run of just 500 copies worldwide, ALL HAVE BEEN SOLD!
PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH OTHER EDITIONS OF THE OPUS,
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE "ICONS" EDITION!
MANCHESTER UNITED OPUS - "ICONS" LIMITED EDITION
No. 62 of 500
Extremely Rare and Heavyweight Collectors Tome on Manchester United
"Getting involved with the production of this extraordinary Opus has evoked some great and poignant memories. Younger fans often have difficulty feeling a connection with the club's past and I think that the United Opus's mix of rare pictures, interviews and stats is among the best ways I've come across to bring this past to life" Sir Bobby Charlton.
It's the amazing story of a football club founded in 1878, established by an ordinary group of railway workers and taken on an unbelievable passage to the pinnacle of world football.
The Opus includes the story of the disastrous loss of Sir Matt Busby's inimitable Busby Babes in the 1958 Munich tragedy, his return from a near-death accident, the formulation of a new team, convincing them of their talents, which a decade later culminated in European Cup success. This spread the story of Manchester United to a global audience, created a legacy for any top flight football manager to follow, propelled Busby to football notoriety and provided Manchester United with fans all across the globe.
Years on the football rollercoaster left Manchester United fans hoping that eventually they would usurp Busby’s achievements. In 1999 Sir Alex Ferguson finally delivered the goods and with the famous “Treble”, rewrote the history books and set new benchmarks for any football manager in the future, his success continues to this day.
The United Opus is the greatest tribute to an unbelievable football club. This book relates the story with more passion and feeling than any other, four hundred thousand words and two thousand pictures portrayed on the largest template (37 kilos, 850 pages, each nearly two foot square) in essence the biggest football book ever produced. It pulls together pictures by the best football photographers, in conjunction with input from “Red” stars and words by some of the best football writers in the business. The Opus succeeds in putting the reader nearer to Manchester United than they have probably ever been before; it is without doubt the Ultimate Collectors book.
An unbelievable piece of the on-going story of the most famous Football Club on the planet
Over 50 unique interviews and photo shoots.
Over 2,000 images using six-colour processing each individually varnished.
850 pages edged in silver leaf printed on 200gsm silk-coated paper.
Three Gatefolds 500mm tall by 2000mm long (example below)