576 pages, 500+ high resolution images many of which have never been seen before, 320 match reports including original newspaper cuttings from the day and 115 player biographies from 1938 to the present day makes this a unique publication that charts the history of youth development at Manchester United



Below is a link to a free six-page sample of the book for you to download, demonstrating the level of detail and care taken over every game United have played in the F.A. Youth Cup.

This also includes a history of how the Manchester United’s Youth Team was formed, the inauguration of the F.A. Youth Cup competition, 115 player biographies (one of which is an interview with 91 year old Jack White, the last of the MUJACs), various tours the Youth team have undertaken, information about youth programmes, youth coaches, what the future holds, a roll of honour and much more…Enjoy!

Sons of United sample



Please read the following instructions for purchasing Sons of United. There are various ways and means for you to obtain a copy of the book. The first link below is to purchase a DIGITAL version, meaning you can download the book to your computer or tablet. Other people may prefer the physical hardback but prices for postage and packaging vary depending on your location.

Before selecting the ‘Buy Hardback’ button below you are presented with four options for postage based on your location/requirements as follows:

OPTION 1: If you wish to buy the hardback and would like to collect the book in person – we will be based outside Old Trafford every match day, this will save on postage costs and therefore the book will be a straight £20.

OPTION 2: Is for people who need the book posting to their address anywhere in the U.K. (including Northern Ireland), we will be using Royal Mail and the cost for this and packaging will be £9, you should expect to receive the book between 7-10 working days after purchase (total: £29 inc. p&p).

OPTION 3: Is for anyone living in Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Germany or France, we will be using the UPS courier service, the cost for this and packaging will be £13.50 (total £33.50 inc. p&p).

OPTION 4: Is for everywhere else in the world if not previously mentioned, the Royal Mail offer a flat surface mail fee which could potentially take upto 8 weeks to deliver depending on your location, the cost for this plus packaging is £18.50 (total £38.50).

We have researched extensively to minimise postage costs and believe we have found the cheapest rates available. It may take a little while to receive it in the post but it’ll all be worth it!

Please ensure you select the appropriate button for you location and requirements

 If you are unsure or have any other enquiries please email us first before making a purchase following a link on the FAQs page of this website.


Click the link below to be directed to Paypal for purchasing a digital copy of Sons of United for downloading to a computer or tablet (£7.99)


Click the link below to be directed to Paypal for purchasing the hardback copy of Sons of United and select option 1, 2, 3 or 4 as outlined above (£20 plus postage)

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