The book has exclusive interviews with United’s stars of the promotion campaign, detailing their favourite games and moments. It also has the post-season thoughts of manager Chris Wilder and foreword written by former boss Dave Bassett, who masterminded United’s promotion from the second tier in 1990.
In addition, the book has numerous unseen photographs from the closing months of an absorbing season in United’s history. The 2018-19 campaign was a truly memorable one for players, staff and fans of the Blades, securing automatic promotion to the Premier League after a 12-year absence.
Top-flight football was confirmed after a fascinating battle with Yorkshire rivals Leeds United, and was greeted by jubilant scenes across the city and beyond. The Blades finished the season with 89 points, six ahead of Leeds, and lost just twice in the league since Christmas. Skipper Billy Sharp scored 24 goals in all competitions and United kept more clean sheets than any other club.
In ‘Our Time’, Sharp comments: “To get two promotions in three years, I’d never have thought that was possible in my wildest dreams. One would be enough but to get two, and get this club back into the Premier League, is just unbelievable.” Goalkeeper Dean Henderson adds: “The gaffer brought me in because he wanted someone who could make key saves, come up with big moments at important times, and I think I did that. Everyone knows I’m a confident boy, I thought we were going to be promoted all year anyway so it wasn’t a massive surprise to me when it was finally confirmed.”
Just two years after winning the League One title, the Blades are now preparing for life in the top-flight and ‘Our Time’ is a lasting memory of a season that surely no Unitedite of a generation will ever forget.