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'Clayton Blackmore offers a raw and highly original angle on Manchester United, telling with candour and honesty how it was to be in the ranks in that desperate last year before the title was won - his testimony of these times, and his onward journey through the byways of the game beyond Old Trafford, are handled with typical assuredness and wisdom by Wayne Barton, a wonderful chronicler of United and the game.'

Ian Herbert, Daily Mail

As a homegrown player with a taste for spectacular goals, Clayton Blackmore was a fan favourite for Manchester United long before he secured cult status with his tremendous form in the club's famous 1990/91 season. His clearance off the line in the Cup Winners' Cup Final against Barcelona being just as crucial as his long range efforts which helped to get United there.

After becoming one of the few remaining players from the entertaining sides of the 80s to get his hands on a League winner's medal, Clayton's career was interrupted at its peak by injury before he left with Bryan Robson to lead a revolution up at Middlesbrough, in a controversial spell at the Riverside which included Brazilian superstars and Premier League points deductions.

A true legend of Welsh football, Clayton Blackmore's is a unique story of one of the most famous rebuilding periods in football history, packed with anecdotes.

Ghost writer Wayne Barton has worked with numerous Manchester United legends and was described by the Independent in 2015 as 'the leading writer' on the club.


Wayne Barton has ghostwritten numerous Manchester United autobiographies including '74/75 about United's season in the Second Division and 'You Can't Win Anything With Kids'. Wayne has been the football columnist for international sports broadcaster Setanta Sports and has interviewed many illustrious names from United’s history.

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