How Sir Matt Busby led us to greatness
It's 25 years since Sir Matt Busby, the man who transformed Manchester United into one of the greatest clubs in the world, passed away. But just how did he do it?
“a team with no ground and no money”, as the Scot succinctly put it. Throw in the absence of any tangible success for over three decades prior to Busby’s arrival, and a glance to the present day underlines just how much of his groundwork has gone into the goliath institution known around the modern world.
“I would be the boss,”he explained.
“This being so, I would not have any excuse if I failed. Nor would I offer any. They could kick me out.”
“Matt’s ideal was to create at Old Trafford the sort of spirit one gets in a school team in which players grow up together, and know one another both on and off the field,”Murphy later revealed.
“It was not enough to have a group of fine young footballers; they had to have a sense of belonging.”
“I am sure those who have gone would have wanted you to carry on.”
“Sir Matt was extremely supportive when I arrived at Old Trafford,”Ferguson later revealed.
“The welcome he gave me was marvellous and he helped me to settle down at the club. I never forgot it and I never will.”
Sir Matt's story in photos Gallery
You must see these snaps of Sir Matt Busby, as we look back on his long and legendary service to Manchester United.