No club in the world stirs the emotions quite like United. From humble beginnings, the club has risen, through the tragedy of Munich, the glory of 1968 and the ultimate achievement of the incomparable Treble, to its current position as the world’s greatest football club. The United story has never been told before in such depth, with so much stunning imagery, and certainly never on such an extraordinary scale.
A selection of Britain’s finest sports writers have contributed over 400,000 words to this definitive 850-page volume, ensuring unmatched originality and quality of content. Furthermore, with over 2,000 images, many rare or previously unpublished, plus specially-commissioned shoots by some of the industry’s most highly-regarded photographers, the Opus brings the colourful history of United to vivid life.
The greatest players in United's history as selected by esteemed football writers
An exclusive gallery of images taken for the Opus on the rare Polaroid 20 x 24 camera
Sir Bobby Charlton and Denis Law reminisce about their heyday
An entire chapter dedicated the genius of the late great George Best
Exclusive interviews with United icons including Bryan Robson, Peter Schmeichel, Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Mark Hughes and more
An exclusive photoshoot starring and directed by Eric Cantona
Two meter wide gatefolds
stunning photographic montage showcasing the skills of Cristiano Ronaldo by Patrik Giardino, the world’s best motion photographer, is just one of two such gatefold images that appear in The Official United Opus.
The Official United Opus contains an exclusive gallery section of stunning portraits taken on the rare Polaroid 20 x 24 Studio camera.