This fictional tale is set in Manchester in the early 80's. Legendary football manager Sir Matt Busby is still restless in the twilight of his life.
An act of petty crime by a working class kid, 11 year old Georgie, becomes a collision of fate as Matt tracks him down, only to discover that far from being just another young thief, the boy is an extraordinarily gifted footballer and captain of a team of unruly talents.
Matt, intrigued, decides to embark on his own method of teaching the tear-a-way a lesson. Having lived with football all his life and survived the tragic 1958 Munich plane disaster in which 8 of his promising young players were killed, Matt is still committed to continue his work of 'training lads for life'.