Football fans, especially Manchester United fans, are in for a nostalgic trip on 9 November as Showmax Pro premieres The United Way, a not-to-be-missed documentary focusing on the origins, history and future of the much-loved Manchester United Football Club. The United Way is a story told and co-written by former Manchester United superstar Eric Cantona. The documentary will come to all Showmax subscribers on 20 November.
Cantona joined the club in the early 90s and played a pivotal role in helping the club dominate English football. The United Way takes audiences on a compelling ride through the history and evolution of the world’s biggest football club and shares Cantona’s unique insights into the iconic team, including the social and cultural environment that shaped it.
Viewers will also hear from former United players and coaches such as David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Bryan Robson, Brian Kidd, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Teddy Sheringham, Nicky Butt, Peter Schmeichel, the late Tommy Docherty and more.
In addition, Showmax Pro subscribers can look forward to a plethora of live sport this November, including the biggest football games on both the international and local stages.
In the English Premier League, all eyes will be on Manchester United on 6 November when the club goes head-to-head with their cross-city rivals Manchester City. On the same day, the DStv Premiership League brings the much-anticipated derby between Soweto giants Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.
Liverpool will also look to continue their fine run of form as they face Arsenal on the 20th.
As if the above-mentioned content isn’t enough for the football lover, it’s that time of the year where fans hold their breath to find out who the best footballers in the world are in the eagerly awaited awards ceremony, the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Will Lionel Messi claim his record seventh title, or will a new challenger emerge? Either way, the Ballon d’Or on 29 November is not to be missed.
If you’re looking to take a break from football then you can set your eyes on some road running, with the 42.2km New York Marathon showing live on Showmax Pro on 7 November.
The United Way trailer:
Showmax Pro is a streaming service available for Showmax subscribers in Africa that bundles the existing Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news and live sports streaming from SuperSport.
The platform also offers a wide range of other live sports events including athletics, professional boxing, and the world’s biggest marathons.