Sir Matt Busby was and is one of the greatest, most influential football managers of all-time. During 25 years in charge of Manchester United his charisma, vision and steel revolutionised the beautiful game, turning Manchester United from the second-best team in their home city into one of the most iconic names in sport. His youthful “Busby Babes” team captivated a generation and, after they were decimated by the Munich air crash, he somehow found the strength to rebuild, nurturing superstars like Bobby Charlton and George Best before leading them to European glory. Matt Busby did not just change football – he changed the world of sport forever.
From Sir Matt’s humble beginnings in a small Scottish mining village, to twice rebuilding a football club first ravaged by war and then by the tragedy of the Munich Air Disaster, BUSBY is the definitive story of the founding father of modern Manchester United, a sporting pioneer whose legacy can be traced right up to the treble winning Manchester United side of 1999, and beyond.
Directed by Joe Pearlman, BUSBY combines previously unseen archive footage with interviews with those who knew Busby best including the remaining ‘Busby Babes’ and members of the 1968 European Cup winning team, the ‘Class of ’92’, and others.
Almost a prequel to the acclaimed CLASS OF ’92, BUSBY is a must-watch for any Manchester United fan and anyone who loves the beautiful game which undeniably would not have been the same without the impact made by Sir Matt Busby.
Busby was produced by Leo Pearlman and co-produced by Heather Greenwood (Senior Executive) at Fulwell 73, the BAFTA-winning team behind BROS: AFTER THE SCREAMING STOPS, CLASS OF ’92, I AM BOLT and SUNDERLAND TILL I DIE.
Altitude will release BUSBY this November.
Available to own on digital 15th November and
DVD & Blu-ray 18th November