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This has made it rather tedious to read
on 11 March 2017
I was a teenager when United did the unthinkable and won the Treble. I let out excited squeals when Sheringham and Solskjaer poked home for the most important victory in United's history. When I saw this book, it was a no-brainer, I had to buy it. What I wasn't expecting was such an in-depth book, going through each match, highlight by highlight. This has made it rather tedious to read, and as I write this review, I am still some 60 pages from finishing the book, having toiled with it for a number of months. By contrast, I started another book on Tuesday and had it read inside 3 days.
Also, the blurb at the back, instead of containing praise for this book, contains praise for another book that Daniel Harris has written. Call me old-fashioned, but I would have thought that the praise for The Promised Land should be there instead!
Some people will love the book, especially for the memories that will be rekindled (when I get to stoppage time in the Champions League final, I know in my head I will be reiterating the words of the ITV match commentator that night: 'And Solskjaer has done it', but all in all, the book is not for me. It'll be the last season review I read