Wayne Barton is an author, ghost-writer and producer based in Manchester. He has written numerous books on Manchester United and was described by former United chairman Martin Edwards as ‘the pre-eminent writer on the club’, and by the Independent as ‘the leading writer on Manchester United’. His biographies of Eric Cantona and George Best were best-selling titles. Barton produced and co-wrote BT Sport Films adaptations of his books Too Good To Go Down and True Genius. In 2022 his book True Genius was long listed for The Sunday Times Football Book of the Year award.
He has also worked as a ghost-writer to musicians and actors in the US.