Manchester United is perhaps the world’s best-known club team. It dominated play in the Premier League for many years. David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo are just a few of the superstars who have played at Old Trafford, ManU’s home pitch.
- Publisher: Creative Education
- Series: Soccer Champions
- Year Published: 2015
- Age Level: 8-13
- Category: Sports
Focusing on different soccer teams, these books all open with the same overview of the sport, followed by an outline of historic events, such as the Spanish Civil War and World War II, that have shaped the team’s history. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid’s intense rivalry has its origins in 1714, when those loyal to King Philip V conquered Barcelona. The prose is balanced by well-labeled photos, time lines, and short biographies of outstanding players. VERDICT: North American soccer fans will welcome these serviceable additions. (School Library Journal)