With the help of players, journalists, and a psychologist, this authoritative study analyzes the five men who have worn the number seven shirt for Manchester UnitedaBest, Robson, Cantona, Beckham, and Ronaldoaand assesses both their soccer credentials as well as what makes them tick. Each man is involved in some of the greatest stories in soccer history, including Bestas almost single-handed victory at the European Cup; Robsonas battle to lift United at a time when the team was mired in mediocrity; Cantonaas transformation of the club back into winners; Beckham's amazing performance that led to the end of Sir Alex Ferguson's personal holy grail via an audacious European Cup win in 1999; Ronaldoas ability to bring hope and glitter to a club in transition. This is the no-holds-barred story of Manchester United's own magnificent midfielders and the history of the club itself, covering the good, the bad, and the ugly.nodding home the first goal from a cross by Gary Neville and giving full back Robbie Ryan a nightmare afternoon at the office. ... after United wrapped up their 11th FA Cupwin: a#39;Ryan GiggsandRuud vanNistelrooy produced some good moments forus, but Cristiano Ronaldo was particularly outstanding. ... In thatfirst season, Ronaldo made atotal of 39 appearances in all competitions, scoring 6 goals.
|Title||:||The Magnificent Sevens|
|Publisher||:||John Blake Publishing - 2008-07-07|