“People get nothing out of books but what they bring to them,” Nobel prize-winning Irish playwrite George Bernard Shaw once wrote. And to thee, Rant readers, we bring you two fine Manchester United books from the past year, each in glorious hardcover. By this time next week one lucky reader will win this fine pair!
First, a book Rant described as a “prescient tale of modern football” – Rooney’s Gold – by BBC Panorama journalist John Sweeney. Published by Bite Back, Rooney’s Gold looks into the murky underworld occupied by those on the make and take; a legion of agents and criminals seeking to profit from the United striker.
The other prize in this competition is Football – Bloody Hell! by Times columnist Patrick Barclay, published by Yellow Jersey. Barclay’s recap of Sir Alex Ferguson’s managerial career is particularly strong on the Scot’s early days, offering new insight into the world’s greatest coach as he approaches retirement.
To win this pair of books simply complete the following sentence in 140 characters or less and post below, on twitter (tagging @unitedrant) or better still – do both! Our favourite answer will win!
“Rooney told Ferguson to read United Rant because….. ”
Competition closes 11.59pm, Friday 25 March 2011. Winners will be notified by email/twitter.