The Team That Defined An Era, And the Disaster That Tore Them Apart.
United is based on the true story of Manchester United’s legendary “Busby Babes”, the youngest side ever to win the Football League; the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of their number; and the extraordinary spirit of a city that rebuilt the team in the wake of the disaster.
“Once in a while, though, a real contender comes along which manages to leave the clichés behind and capture the essence of a sport – hard graft, beauty, tragedy and all. United, written by Chris Chibnall, is just such a film.” – Daily Telegraph
“It’s wonderfully evocative of a lost age of footballing innocence and fun, before the big money kicked in.” – Daily Mail
“A terrific and moving piece of work.” – Weekend
“…without question one of the best dramas of recent years. …this is likely to charm and move you in equal measure…Don’t miss this.” – The Observer
“It’s beautifully done – powerful, haunting and very human. And if you didn’t shed a tear, then you’re harder than I am.” – The Guardian
Awards and Nominations
Prix Europa 2011
Nominated Prix Europa
Royal Television Society, UK 2012
Nominated RTS Television Award Best Drama