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This site is the home of Charbel Boujaoude, the Manchester United historian and author. Discover more about Charbel, the books he has written, his latest projects. You can also buys his book on-line.



The less celebrated managers of the pre-war era, compelling new revelations about the winding up of Newton Heath in 1902, and the forgotten escapades of a 'hefty' striker. a 'heftier' midfielder, and a love-struck player. Charbel chronicles forgotten stories from United's history.

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A nostalgic trip back in time to the age of Harry Stafford, Charlie Roberts, Sandy Turnbull, Joe Spence, Johnny Carey and Jack Rowley. These were the greats who made Manchester United great. They were real men who could fight in wars for their country and even die if they had to.

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The Story of the
Green & Gold


Charbel seeks to answer the question - how did a bunch of railway workers form a club that would eventually go on to be among the most famous in football? Relying on extensive research, he brings to life a late Victorian era when football became the national pastime.

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Manchester United Players' Careeers


This is an altogether different look at the club's players. While there are numerous publications, in print or online, about each player's spell at United, this book gives the breakdown of each player's entire career, including the years spent with other clubs.

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The War Years


As part of the Match2Match series, Charbel contributed detailed biographies on the players that represented United during the period of regional war football. Charbel's research has identified the identities of many players that had previously been undiscovered.

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The War Years


Charbel's current project is researching those players, on United's books and guests, that featured in the seven seasons of war time football. His contribution will be included in a special edition of the Match2Match series and will be published in 2018.

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