Manchester United

Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club, based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester that plays in the Premier League

eventy-five million people can't be wrong. According to Jim White, that's the number of fans worldwide of Manchester United, whose story evolves from humble origins in the early 20th century to the club's current glamorous status. This is mostly championship sportswriting, with a vividness that seduces even those who only know Best as a wife beater and Beckham as a fashion icon. Alas, the necessity of peppering the text with statistics makes for interruptions that are frustrating to those more interested in White's rigorous social history and energetic storytelling than in the technicalities of a game. But that probably won't be of much consequence to the 75 million