A season of triumph for United or one of frustrated ambition? The jury is still out on season 2000-01, if only because another championship was followed by a hasty Champions League exit and trouble between Alex Ferguson and the board. When Sir Alex Ferguson became the first manager to win three championships in a row, it set the seal on another successful season at Old Trafford. From August to the start of the New Year, United were as irresistible as usual. But by Spring, despite an imminent championship, there were rumours that United's most successful manager of all time had fallen out with the board. Following United's exit from the Champions League, the grumbling at boardroom and terrace level grew to fever pitch. So much so that by the final fixture of the season rumour and theory had replaced sanity on the terraces, with most fans convinced 'the Wizard' was on his way out. As ever there's rarely a dull moment at Old Trafford. From the debate over standing to the creeping (and not so creeping) commercialism within the club, to the threats made by Trafford Borough Council and the arrival of a new chairman, United supporters had more to worry about than mere football.
Linda Harvey and Paul Windridge write passionately about the events that mattered to United fans last season. From the ecstasy of a 6-1 romp against championship rivals Arsenal to the agony of defeat in Munich via a brief return for hated rivals Manchester City. Experience the highs and lows of Sir Alex Ferguson's penultimate season in charge.
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Author Biography - Paul Windridge
Linda Harvey Linda Harvey was born and bred in Salford. As a child, her footballing heroes were the Busby Babes, particularly Eddie Colman. Over the years she has occasionally had cause to stretch the umbilical cord which attaches her to Old Trafford, but it has thankfully never snapped and she has remained a local, now living in the hills surrounding Manchester, and working in the City Centre. Paul Windridge Paul Windridge was born in Warwickshire and much to the dismay of his family of fanatical Rugby supporters he had somehow been infected by a virulent form of the Red virus. When the family moved to Lancashire in the early sixties it gave him the opportunity to seek out fellow sufferers on the Stretford End. There was no turning back!