Mention ‘Ten Days In May’ to the majority of Manchester United supporters and they will undoubtedly go misty eyed and drift back to 1999… A year when Alex Ferguson’s legendary team secured a Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble.
However, back in 1963, there was another remarkable ten day achievement… As Matt Busby’s team ensured the club’s top flight survival, then won the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium as underdogs.
But this wasn’t simply an FA Cup victory… It meant far more than that to United. The achievement went a huge way to ease the agonising pain of Munich, whilst kick-starting a memorable decade in the club’s history, which saw the Red Devils claim the First Division title on two occasions, as well as winning the supreme accolade of the European Cup in 1968.
This 200-page hardback, written by highly respected United author, Iain McCartney, tells the story of that 1962-63 season and Manchester United’s revival.