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Gary & Phil Neville Books
Gary Neville - The Biography - The Story of A Legend
By Tom Oldfield Publishers John Blake Publishing 2007
Gary Neville is one of Manchester United's most experienced players, making his senior debut for the club in the UEFA cup in 1992, he has worked the right side of Old Trafford tirelessly for the past 14 years. Starting at the club as a schoolboy in 1991, he quickly cemented his position in what would prove to be Alex Ferguson's strongest ever team. Going on to help the side win the treble in 1999, Neville was a key part of the only English team ever to have achieved this remarkable feat. His determination in the tackle and consistency of passing, coupled with a turn of pace sufficient to keep up with the quickest strikers in the premiership have contributed to him making over 500 appearances for his club and 80 appearances for England where he has proved time and time again that he can compete with the world's top players. Taking over the captaincy from Roy Keane in the 2005/6 season, his commitment and hunger to bring silverware to Old Trafford has never been greater than it is now. Rarely injured, he is one of the club's most stalwart defenders. His famous long throw-ins have rattled defences the world over, as has his link up play with his midfield counterparts. On the pitch, he displays a 'never say die' attitude which has earned him respect from fans and from time to time admonishment from the F.A. This book tells the story of how something as simple as love for a football club turned a young boy into one of the most recognisable faces in world football. Released May 2007.

For Club and Country - Hunt for European and World Cup Glory
By Gary & Phil Neville Publishers Manchester United 1998
The Bury brothers' story, mainly in the form of a day-to-day account of the 1997/8 season for United and England, plus their wider views. Written with Sam Pilger and Justyn Barnes.
Paul Parker Book
Paul Parker: Tackles Like A Ferret
By Gary & Phil Neville Publishers Know The Score Books 2006
Former England, Manchester United, QPR, Fulham and Chelsea full-back Paul Parker relives his incredible career as one of this country's most cultured defenders. He starred in the 1990 World Cup as England won through to the semi-finals before crashing out in heart-breaking fashion. At Manchester United, he was one of the pivotal players in Fergie's revolution as the club shook off the tag of nearly men to lift trophy after trophy during his time at Old Trafford. In this autobiography, Parker reveals for the first time many stories from inside both United and England's dressing rooms, as well as a host of other tales including revelations about Sir Alex Ferguson and many of his most famous players including David Beckham, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona. Parker's understatement and charm belie a sharp eye for detail and a keen sense of what is right and wrong with the modern game. In this World Cup year, this book is sure to hit the headlines and be read by football fans across the divides. Released in April 2006.
David Platt Book
Achieving The Goal
By David Platt Publishers Cohen 1995
Rejected by United as a youngster, the England captain tells his tale.
Bryan Robson Books
Wayne Rooney Books
The Boy Wonders: Duncan Edwards, Wayne Rooney and the Changing Face of Football
By Colin Malam Publishers Highdown 2006
Duncan Edwards and Wayne Rooney are two of the greatest players to have graced English football in the post-war era. Professional football now is a very different business from the one Duncan Edwards knew. In "The Boy Wonders", Colin Malam not only examines the glittering careers of the two players, but charts some of the massive changes in English football that have accompanied them along the way. Thanks to the abolition of the maximum wage, the Bosman ruling and an avalanche of television money, Rooney earns more in a week than Edwards could in 100 years. At the same time, he is beset by problems beyond Edwards' ken. Duncan could go to work on the bus, but Wayne cannot step outside his door without being monitored by an intrusive media. Released in September 2006.

Rooney - The Official 2007 Annual
By Wayne Rooney Publishers Harper Sport 2006
Everything you ever wanted to know about Wayne Rooney can be found here in his official football annual. In the vein of the classic "Match, Shoot and George Best" annuals, it's jam-packed with cool activities, from spot the ball, wordsearches, footie facts, and much more, on the England and Manchester United striker. Full of fun, facts, footie quizzes and photos, now you can find out what it's like to be part of Wayne's world. As well as his account of a year in football for Manchester United and England, Wayne talks about home, his hobbies, his family, and what he loves about his life. Released in September 2006.

Rooney: Wayne's World
By Frank Worrall Publishers Mainstream 2006
As the 2006 World Cup drew ever nearer, never had so much been expected of one so young in England. The nation's hopes for an end to 40 years of hurt rested squarely on the shoulders of 20-year-old Wayne Rooney. This detailed biography charts his remarkable rise to the top, climaxing with his 2006 season at Manchester United and his impact on the world stage in Germany. It covers Rooney's astonishing story from adolescence to the World Cup of 2006, providing the definitive objective insight into just what makes the boy wonder. Author Frank Worrall delves behind the headlines and the furore surrounding the man-boy who, in August 2004, became the world's most expensive teenager after joining United for 27 million pounds. Is Rooney the new Pele or is he heading for early burnout like George Best and Paul Gascoigne? And what about his inner demons, that temper and his often stormy relationship with his fiancee Coleen? From the massage parlours, the betting and the boozing, to the wonder goals and the glory, this book tells the full, explosive story of Rooney's rise to fame and builds a portrait of his crazy life as a young football star. Released in August 2006.

Wayne Rooney - My Story So Far
By Wayne Rooney Publishers Harper Sport 2006
At just 20 years of age, Wayne Rooney is already one of the best footballers in the world. What is the true story behind the most talked-about player in Britain?What memories does he have of his tough Merseyside upbringing? Who were the early influences that helped shape his character? And how has the meteoric rise to fame and fortune affected this seemingly shy yet prodigiously gifted youngster? Rooney opens up about the defining years of his life as the son of working-class parents, brought up in a council house with a football-mad family and making his Premiership debut for Everton at the age of 16. He goes on to describe how his life changed irrevocably when Alex Ferguson and Manchester United came calling in the summer of 2004, his dazzling efforts for England in the European Championships, and the truth about his relationship with partner Coleen McLoughlin. For World Cup 2006 Rooney reports on every aspect of the Finals. From the shock of his broken metarsal and the rush to get fit, through the group matches, to the explosive quarter-final against Portugal, his is an unembellished account of what went on inside the England camp.
From the streets of Croxteth to the stadiums of Germany, it's an incredible journey by an incredible footballer. Released in hardback in July 2006. Paperback version released in August 2007.

Wayne Rooney
By Michael O'Connell Publishers Artnik 2006
A fully illustrated short biography of the football icon. The book contains 128 pages. Released in paperback in May 2006.

Wayne Rooney (Livewire Real Lives)
By Mike Wilson Publishers Hodder Murray 2005
Stimulating and accessible, the titles in the LIVEWIRE series have been produced in association with The Basic Skills Agency to ensure a non-patronising approach towards the requirements of readers with special needs. They provide teenagers/adult interest level fiction and non-fiction for those with reading ages below 10, or adult students learning English as a second language. Each book is graded at one of the following reading ages: 6–7, 7–8, 8–9 or 9–10. All LIVEWIRE books are written by qualified Special Needs teachers, and are expertly assessed and subtly colour-coded for the appropriate reading age.

England's Hero - Wayne Rooney
By Sue Evison Publishers Blake Publishing 2004
Sue Evison is one of the first authors to write about at Wayne Rooney. 288 pages.

Wayne Rooney - The Story of Football's Wonder Kid
By Harry Harris & Danny Fullbrook Publishers Robson Publishing 2004
This is a revised edition of Harris & Fullbrook's book. It was originally released in 2003. Clearly they could now sell copies of the book after Wayne's Euro 2004 success. 256 pages.

Wayne Rooney - The Story of Football's Wonder Kid
By Harry Harris & Danny Fullbrook Publishers Robson Publishing 2003
This volume tells the story of Wayne Rooney's meteroic rise, including his humble beginnings in Croxteth, three miles from Goodison Park; his Everton debut at 16; and his spectactular goals, such as the 30-yard screamer that saw Everton gain a memorable last-minute victory over Arsenal. 260 pages.
Peter Schmeichel Book
Schmeichel - The Autobiography
By Peter Schmeichel with Egon Balsby Publishers Virgin 1999
Thankfully the Great Man produced his autobiography just at the end of his United career so we don't have to put up with any photos in other clubs' obscene kits. Reissued in paperback in 2000.
Lee Sharpe Books
My Idea of Fun
My Idea Of Fun - The Autobiography
By Lee Sharpe Publishers Orion 2006
The autobiography of the first of Manchester United's new generation of young stars, who paved the way for Giggs, Beckham and Rooney. Issued in paperback in February 2006.
My Idea of Fun

My Idea Of Fun - The Autobiography
By Lee Sharpe Publishers Orion 2005
Professional football at the start of the Fergie era in the early ‘90s by one of the top guys of his generation. Lee Sharpe enjoyed a party, boozing with his team mates and the company of women, but when Fergie asked for more focus on the football he found it very difficult to accept this change of lifestyle that was increasingly being subjected on him. Issued in hardback in August 2005.
Teddy Sheringham Books
Teddy Sheringham - My Autobiography
By Teddy Sheringham with Mel Webb Publishers Time Warner 1999
Teddy's autobiography updated to include the 1998/99 treble winning season and his contribution in the two finals - including scoring in the last minute of the European Cup Final! Please note if you click on 'buy paperback', the front cover shown on the screen is the wrong one, the book you purchase will have the cover shown here on the left.

Teddy Sheringham - My Autobiography
By Teddy Sheringham with Mel Webb Publishers Little Brown 1998
Written before the dramatic 98/9 season, Teddy predicts that the 'only way a team will win the Treble is if the number of Premiership sides to be cut'. Otherwise, not a bad read!
Jaap Stam Books
Jaap Stam - Head To Head - The Book That Rocked Man Utd
By Jaap Stam with Jeremy Butler Publishers Collins Willow 2002
This paperback version of Yip Jaap Stam's controversial autobiography. Fully updated to include all the details of Stam's fall-out with Sir Alex Ferguson and his sale to Lazio, which is believed to be connected to some of the stuff written in Stam's original book.

Jaap Stam - Head To Head
By Jaap Stam with Jeremy Butler Publishers Collins Willow 2001
The infamous book which many believe caused United to sell Stam to Lazio.
Frank Stapleton Book
Frankly Speaking
By Frank Stapleton Publishers Blackwater Press 1991
Highly collectable autobiography from the United and Ireland legend.
Alex Stepney Books
Alex Stepney
By Alex Stepney Publishers Arthur Baker 1978
The second autobiography by the star goalkeeper, includes the story of his years under the managers who superseeded Sir Matt.

In Safe Keeping
By Jaap Stam with Jeremy Butler Publishers Pelham 1969
Autobiography of United's goalkeeper of the 60's. Highly collectable.
Nobby Stiles Books
After The Ball - My Autobiography
By Nobby Stiles Publishers Hodder & Stoughton 2003
Great autobiography in which Nobby talks about his life at United.

Giants of Football - Nobby Stiles
By Peter Keeling Publishers Wolfe 1971
Biography part of the Giants of Football series which also included George Best and Bobby Charlton.

Soccer - My Battlefield
By Nobby Stiles Publishers Stanley Paul 1968
The midfield terrier's story, including his World Cup & European Cup winning exploits. A paperback was also released in 1969 by Corgi publishers.
Gordon Strachan Books
Gordon Strachan - The Biography
By Leo Moynihan Publishers Virgin 2004
From his time as a young player at Dundee via Aberdeen, where he was nurtured by the then fledgling manager Alex Ferguson and became an integral part of the team which won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1983, to the dizzy heights of life at Manchester United and Leeds and an international career involving two World Cups, Gordon Strachan showed not just his flair as a wily central midfielder but also strong leadership abilities.

Gordon Strachan's Step by Step Soccer Skills
By Gordon Strachan Publishers Heinemann 1996
More soccer skills taught by the little Scot. Book aimed at children, educational book.

Getting Started In Soccer
By Gordon Strachan Publishers Mainstream 1994
Gordon teaches you how to play football.

Gordon Strachan's Soccer Skills
By Gordon Strachan Publishers Hamlyn 1993
Gordon teaches you how to play football.

Strachan Style - A Life In Football
By Gordon Strachan & Ken Gallacher Publishers Mainstream 1991
The wee man's autobiography - pity he's wearing a Leeds kit on the front cover!.

Gordon Strachan - An Autobiography
By Gordon Strachan & Jack Webster Publishers Hutchinson 1984
Gordon's autobiography written the year before he joined United from Aberdeen.
Tommy Taylor Books
The Tommy Taylor Story - "The Smiling Executioner"
By Brian Hughes Publishers Empire 2002
Excellent biog of the star striker killed at Munich. Original released in 1996 by Collyhurst & Moston Lads Club.

Tommy Taylor of Manchester Utd and Barnsley - A Busby Babe
By John Kennedy Publishers Yore 1994
A well researched biography of the great striker who died at Munich.
Mickey Thomas Book
Mickey Thomas - Wild At Heart
By Andy Strickland Publishers Boxtree 1997
From Manchester United hero to time in prison... this is Mickey's story - warts and all!
Dennis Viollet Book
Viollet - The Life Of A Legendary Goalscorer
By Roy Cavanagh & Brian Hughes Publishers Empire 2001
An important biography on the life of United's Munich surviving ace goalscorer. Foreword by Sir Bobby Charlton!
Danny Wallace Book
Danny Boy - My Autobiography
By Danny Wallace Publishers Highdown 2006
For ten years Danny Wallace has been coping with the despair and acute frustration that comes after being diagnosed with an incurable illness. The former Southampton, Manchester United and England winger, stricken by multiple sclerosis, has days when he can hardly move or talk. As a player, Wallace was famous for his blistering speed. Now, walking with his sticks for just a few hundred yards will often exhaust him. And yet here is a man who intends to complete the gruelling London Marathon, however long it takes him. Danny Boy is by turns harrowing and inspirational, both a wonderfully life-enhancing story of courage in the face of adversity. Released in April 2006 in hardback.
Norman Whiteside Book
My Memories of Manchester United
By Norman Whiteside Publishers Manchester United 2003
The brilliant autobiography of the Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend who was idolised by the fans!
Dwight Yorke Books
Dwight Yorke - The Official Biography
By Hunter Davies Publishers Manchester United 2000
Hunter Davies is one of the top biographers and this is demonstrated in a quality biography of 'the King of Pornography'. Originally released in 1999 in hardback.

Dwight Yorke - The Official Biography
By Hunter Davies Publishers Manchester United 1999
Hunter Davies is one of the top biographers and this is demonstrated in a quality biography of 'the King of Pornography'. Reissued in paperback in 2000.

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