Manchester United

Kevin Brophy


Choose the correct answers. Then try the questions again after you have finished the book.


1. Manchester United's colours are:

a. blue and white

b. red, white and blue

c. red and white


2. Manchester United's ground is:

a. Selhurst Park

b. Old Trafford

c. Maine Road

3. Which team lost against Manchester United in the 1999 European Cup?

a. Real Madrid

b. Benfica

c. Bayern Munich


4. Who was a United manager?

a. Matt Busby

b. Bill Shankly

c. Bobby Robson


5. Which manager was not a Scotsman?

a. Ron Atkinson

b. Matt Busby

c. Tommy Docherty

6. Which United player was never sent off?

a. George Best

b. Bobby Charlton

c. Eric Cantona


Did You Know...?

When United won the 1999 European Cup, it was Matt Busby's birthday.


'The 45,000 Manchester United fans are quiet now. They have followed their team to Barcelona. Can they be three times lucky after their success in the League and the Cup? We are already in injury time and now they can only hope. The score is still 1-0 to Bayern Munich. The boys' heads are down, their legs are tired. A corner to United. Even Schmeichel has come up for it. Beckham takes the corner, the Germans get the ball away... no, there's Giggs! He kicks it towards the Bayern goal. He finds Sheringham... Goal! Goal! Sheringham has scored for United. One all, in the ninetieth minute. Let's see that goal again...

The fans' hopes are still alive. Now, can Man U score again? There are only another forty-five seconds to play. Another corner! Beckham again, Sheringham passes to Solskjaer, Solskjaer heads the ball... It's there! It's in the back of the goal. This is unbelievable. Manchester United have scored two goals in the last seconds of the game.

They will never forget 26 May, 1999. They have already won the FA Cup and the League, and now they have won the European Championship!'


Did You Know...?

Schmeichel's last touch of the ball as a Manchester United player played a big part in Sheringham's goal (Not bad for a 35-year old goalkeeper!)



Manchester United's historic win

The party in the streets of Barcelona did not finish until the early hours of Thursday morning. Manchester United made history in the Nou Camp Stadium last night with their 2-1 win over Bayern Munich.