Trophy-less no more! Sir Alex could be forgiven for allowing himself a wry smile when he heard the news at his grandson's birthday party on Sunday, 4 May, that Arsène Wenger's Arsenal team had cracked under the pressure and lost at home to Leeds United to present United with their eighth Premiership title in 11 seasons. The Gaffer called it the "greatest achievement" of team of Beckham, Giggs and Scholes. They do say revenge is sweet!
This book is a celebration of the humdinger that was the 2002-2003 season. Match-by-match, month-by-month, the key moments of the Premiership campaign are recounted. There is also extensive coverage of all the significant events of the Champions League, culminating in the massive quarter-final clash with Real Madrid.
The book also records the notable events of United's exploits in the Worthington Cup and FA Cup. The match reports are supplemented by team line-up diagrams, key match stats and telling post-match quotes from the manager and his players. There is also an introduction setting the season in context and an inside account of the ecstatic end-of-season celebrations. To satisfy the train-spotters in the United crowd, the book concludes with a complete statistical appraisal of the season.