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How to watch The United Way

The new documentary is a must-watch for fans of Manchester United.

Published: Monday, 24th May 2021 at 12:57 pm

Another Premier League season has come to a close, and after a slow start, Manchester United can look back on a decent season – finishing in second place despite never quite looking like challenging Manchester City for the title.


United have been showing good progress in recent years under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as they look to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford, with the club yet to win the league since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure back in 2013.

One man who knows all about those glory days is Eric Cantona, and the Frenchman now fronts a brand new feature-length documentary that aims to offer a fresh insight into the club – debuting on Sky Documentaries and NOW today (Monday 24th May 2021).

The United Way features interviews with several club legends including David Beckham, Bryan Robson, Brian Kidd and current gaffer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and aims to "discover the soul of a football club, of a city, of a people."

Read on for everything you need to know about how to watch it.

How to watch The United Way

The United Way became available to buy on DVD or digital download on Monday 10th May 2021 and it launches on Sky Documentaries and NOW on Monday 24th May 2021.

The United Way Trailer

You can check out the trailer below, which includes plenty of excellent archive footage and a first glimpse of exclusive interviews with the likes of David Beckham and Ole Gunnar Soskjaer.

What is The United Way About?

The 90-minute film aims to tell the story of both Manchester United and the city of Manchester itself across four decades, primarily from the perspective of United legend Eric Cantona.

According to a synopsis provided by Sky, the film shares the Frenchman's unique insights into the club with a fresh perspective on the 'United Way', exploring the evolution of Manchester United and "the social and cultural environment that shaped it."

Amongst the many stars to appear in the documentary are David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Bryan Robson, Brian Kidd, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Teddy Sheringham, Nicky Butt, Peter Schmeichel and the late Tommy Docherty, while there is also input from figures from the worlds of music and politics.

Man Utd Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The synopsis reads: "The United Way is at heart a story of the people. It is set against a background of four dynamic decades of change on and off the pitch. Lords Heseltine and Kinnock add socio-political context. Musicians Peter Hook and Shaun Ryder recall the ground-breaking sounds and styles, which, along with the football club, helped make Manchester a pioneering, swashbuckling cultural capital.

The archive footage and exclusive interviews are accompanied by a score from Oscar nominated, BAFTA-winning composer George Fenton.


The United Way is released on home video on Monday 10th May on home media and comes to Sky Documentaries and NOW on Monday 24th May. See what else is on with our TV Guide and visit our dedicated Documentaries hub for more news.


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