Opus has today announced the second in an unprecedented series of epic, stunning and iconic sports publications that make the reader feel that they are experiencing the action and atmosphere as if they are actually there.

Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson

Luxury and quality define every Opus. It is the incredible quality and impact of the Opus that has enabled us to forge a unique official partnership with Manchester United to produce the amazing United Opus. This relationship has ensured that the Opus is more than just a sensational masterpiece, but a unique piece of memorabilia, as each copy will be individually signed by Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton, arguably the greatest manager and player in the club’s history.

A club of the worldwide standing of Manchester United demands the best, and the Manchester United Opus will be the defining publication about this incredible football club.

Half a metre square, containing over 800 pages and weighing over 35 kilograms, the epic scale of the Manchester United Opus is guaranteed.

Editorially, the writers on every Opus are hand picked for their expertise on the subject. The Manchester United Opus will contain over 400,000 words written by a selection of the finest sports writers in the UK. Wordsmiths such as Hugh McIvanney, Paddy Barclay, James Lawton, Jim White and Jonathan Northcroft have been commissioned to ensure that the quality and originality of the writing in this Opus is unmatched.

If the written word is exceptional, then the imagery of the Manchester United Opus is ‘out of this world’. With over 2000 photographs and illustrations, the Opus is truly a visual feast. For every photograph used in the publication, a thousand will be discarded. Over 2 million images will be researched to ensure that every image that appears really does merit its place.