The deal that was worth every penny
Manchester United has added Sir Matt Busby’s first contract with the club to its Old Trafford Museum collection, thereby securing an item of memorabilia which changed our history.
The eight-page agreement lists the clauses in Sir Matt’s initial five-year contract, including his annual salary of £675, together with his housing arrangements.
“In a quarter of a century as manager, Sir Matt Busby changed the face of Manchester United and his role in shaping this club is well known.
“From the devastating 1958 Munich Air Disaster to the pinnacle of becoming the first English side to win the European Cup just 10 years later, Sir Matt Busby has written such a large part of the history of this club and it is important we recognise and remember what he achieved.I’m sure supporters will welcome this addition to the museum, as an artefact which changed this famous old club forever.