Former Manchester United chairman Martin Edwards on the night the tide turned for the club and English football: ‘It felt as good as anything’

Manchester United chairman Martin Edwards
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Martin Edwards served as Manchester United chairman between 1980 and 2002, appointing Sir Alex Ferguson and ultimately leading the club to countless domestic trophies and the historic treble in 1999. 

It took until 1991 for Manchester United to reach their first European final with Edwards as chairman, though, coming off the back of a European ban due to the Heysel Stadium disaster six years earlier. 

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.