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The Man United Opus has over 800 pages, weighs 37kg and measures half-a-metre square.

The following is an extract from page 115 of the Man United Opus...

...he was just 16 and never for one moment looked out of place; his pace, his balance, the ferocity of his tackling intimidated the life out of his opponents. In an era when the ball had the weight and consistency of a dumbbell, he could head it further than many could kick it. But he would caress the thing too, possessing a length of pass considered unfeasible, his crossfield balls in the Cruyff class. And he could play anywhere: an unstoppable centre-forward, a brick wall of a centre-half, a stirring cental midfielder as creative as he was destructive. He was a full International at 18, dominating the games he played in, intimidating opponents with the sheer scale of his physique. By the time he was 21 he had accumulated more silverware than most players earn in a lifetime: two championship medals, 15 full England caps, an FA Cup runners-up medal and three FA Youth Cup winners' medals.

The best player I've ever seen, the best player I've ever played with for United or England, that only player who ever made me feel inferior.

Sir Bobby Charlton


I wish I'd seen Edwards play. The guy sounds absolutely phenomenal.
 

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charles said:
I thank god I was fortunate to see him play,everything Bobby says I agree with,
God knows what he would be worth today.
Ahhhh Charles how are you ?

You see him play so yes - you are very lucky man.

Tell me where we can find some good film/video of him.....

Then we can have it put on computer and share it for everyone to see :)
 

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Here's another one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjOMWY4ZdF8

carlyluvsunited said:
Ahhhh Charles how are you ?

You see him play so yes - you are very lucky man.

Tell me where we can find some good film/video of him.....

Then we can have it put on computer and share it for everyone to see :)


Yes,he was like 4 bryan Robsons all in one, I think u tube has a few,but to GOOGLE his name may bring up something,I would just like to find a video of the team that died at Munich,just to see them play one mor time.
 

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charles said:
Here's another one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjOMWY4ZdF8





Yes,he was like 4 bryan Robsons all in one, I think u tube has a few,but to GOOGLE his name may bring up something,I would just like to find a video of the team that died at Munich,just to see them play one mor time.
This is beautiful video !

I love the music - dont know what it is called though :(

I'll have a search around for video of the team see if I find some for you ok...x
 

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charles said:
Hi Carly,
Just found this,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tribute-Duncan-Edwards-Then-Munich/dp/B00004CYJK





Thank you very much,shall look forward to that. btw. I still have the old newspapers of the crash ,which were published next day 7/02/1958, still can get choked reading them.
Keep good care of those newspapers.....

As time goes by more and more of them will go missing you will have a rare item....

I imagine museums keep these things though - be a shame if they all got lost ...
 

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Do you know,to this day I can real off Uniteds team of 1958 without hesitation,
todays team I have to think about, it was this,

Wood
Foulkes Byrne (capt.)

Colman Jones Edwards

Berry Whelan Taylor Violet Pegg
 

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Fergie 4EVER :) !

Sir Alex himself has said that he is healthy and fit, so, as long as he stays that way, should he remain at United. He has been able to change the team, once again, from a slow-tempo short-pass(dull) -team to a high-speed, creative, entertaining and succesful machine ;) If SAF stays healthy, it's not impossible for him to stay at United for ten more years! Mayde we should freeze him and put him on the bench, that would scare the heck out of the visitors :D :eek:
We'll see...
 
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