United Way, The (2021, U.K.)

Studio: Madman Entertainment
Rating: PG
Running time: 100 minutes
Available Format: DVD

Manchester United are one of the most iconic sports teams in the world. Yet their story transcends the sporting field. It is a story of tragedy and triumph, of despair and hope, of romance and fantasy. It is the story of our times.

United are a dynasty, an undulating empire. From the ruins of the Munich disaster in 1958, a team was reborn. They captured the hearts and imaginations of the world, generating hundreds of millions of fans. They have also absorbed and reflected the ever-changing landscape and fabric of the society and city that gave birth to them – its’ music, its’ style, its’ swagger, its’ innate sense of rebellion.

Featuring personal contributions from a galaxy of United stars and stalwarts – including David Beckham, Ryan Giggs and Bryan Robson – The United Way recounts this epic ascent. In a unique twist, United’s ultimate cult her, the legendary Eric Cantona, is our guide throughout the film, providing a dramatic spine with his own insights and observations and threading the different narrative layers together in his inimitable style.