The trailer for Series 1 (influential individuals), Episode 1 is out.

Louis Rocca is the subject of our first episode. Here’s why he’s important in brief:

  • Claims he re-named the club from Newton Heath to Manchester United
  • Served the club for 55 years as teaboy, kitman, groundsman, chief scout, manager
  • Helped to bring Sir Matt Busby to the club as manager
  • Helped to found the Manchester United Junior Athletic Club (MUJAC), the predecessor to the ‘academy’

Joining your host Harry Robinson on this episode will be guests Tony Rea (author of Manchester’s Ancoats: Little Italy) and Paddy Barclay (author of Sir Matt Busby: the definitive biography and former football correspondent of the Times, Independent, Guardian and Telegraph).

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