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Lee Sharp - My Idea of Fun

Lee Sharp - My Idea of Fun


Sharpe settled in astonishingly quickly, scoring crucial goals, his smile and flamboyant celebrations lighting up Old Trafford. He was a key player in United's march back to success, but behind the scenes, trouble was brewing. When Ferguson famously turned up at his house to break up a gathering of young players including Ryan Giggs, Sharpe's cards were marked.

The football rumour mill began to associate his name with drugs. Sharpe decided United was no longer his idea of fun, and that he had to leave. However, at other clubs, for all his criticisms of Fergie, he began to realise just how professionally things were done at United. Eventually he found himself playing in Iceland, his love of football freezing over.

Lee Sharpe has written a fascinating portrait of an era that is so recent, yet has already gone: a time when Premier League teams would go out on the town together for a party and know they could enjoy themselves. He recalls the antics of a young Roy Keane, the influence of Eric Cantona, the arrival of Fergie's Fledglings - the kids who would 'win nothing' but went on to win it all. It's a football book that brilliantly captures the fun and the pain of the sport.