Manchester United may be world famous today, but back in 1907 the club had yet to win either the League Championship or the FA Cup. Things were to change dramatically over the following four seasons, during which time the club moved to Old Trafford under the management of Ernest Mangnall, and captured two League titles, two Charity Shields and a first FA Cup success. But how were these successes achieved? Who were the players that set the Manchester club on a path to greatness? Who were their opponents? Why did Manchester United move to Old Trafford? Find out more in Manchester United 1907-11: The First Halcyon Years, the first in-depth work on this truly great period in the illustrious history of the great Manchester United.
Mark Metcalf is a well-known and prolific sports writer with a speciality in pre-First World War football. He has written widely as a journalist, and is the author of The Origins of the Football League, Everton FC: 1890-91, Bright Red and The Golden Boot. Along with Robert Boyling, he discovered who scored the first-ever goal in the Football League's first season in 2013. He lives in West Yorkshire.