Nickname: Red Devils
Formed: 1878 (as Newton Heath); 1902 (as Manchester United)
Stadium: Old Trafford, Manchester
Manager: Louis van Gaal
Chief Executive: Edward (Ed) Woodward
Co-Chairmen: Joel and Avram Glazer
Owner: Manchester United PLC (NYSE: MANU) – controlled by the Glazer family
UEFA Cups (1): 1990
League Titles (19): 1907-08, 1910-11, 1951-52, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1964-65, 1966-67, 1992-93, 1993-94,1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13
FA Cups (11): 1908-09, 1947-48, 1962-63, 1976-77, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1989-90, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1998-99,2003-04 League Cups (4): 1991-92, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10
European Cups (3): 1967-68, 1998-99, 2007-08
Biggest Signing: 59.7 million pounds, Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, August 2014
Biggest Sale: 80 million pounds, Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid, August 2009/10
Leading goalscorer: Bobby Charlton, 249
Leading appearances: Ryan Giggs, 963
Manchester United Football Club (MUFC), often known simply as United, is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that plays in the English Premier League. You can find information about Manchester United on this website or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ManUnitedNewspage
Formed as Newton Heath in 1878, the ‘Red Devils’ became Manchester United in 1902 and were crowned Division One champions just six years later. The F.A. Cup was also on display at their Bank Street home before a move to Old Trafford was secured in 1910, with another league title sewn up under the leadership of Ernest Mangnall. The inter-war years were barren for the Red Devils, but Sir Matt Busby became manager in 1945 and things changed for the club.
Sir Matt Busby’s team became known as the “Busby Babes’. The ‘Busby Babes’ won three league titles in the 1950s. However, tragedy struck on the return from a European tie in 1958 when an air crash in Munich claimed the lives of eight United players and robbed the world of one of the most exciting teams of its era. Busby survived and led United to league glory in 1965 and 1967 before a famous and emotional European Cup triumph in 1968. In 1968, under the management of Matt Busby, Manchester United was the first English football club to win the European Cup, ten years after the Munich air disaster that claimed the lives of eight players.
The next manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is the most successful manager in English football history, having won 37 major honours since he took over in November 1986. Under his leadership there was Frequent success in cup competitions, including lifting the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1991, translated into league success in 1993 – the inaugural season of the FA Premier League (1992-93). The red machine went on to dominate English football under Sir Alex Ferguson’s leadership. An unprecedented double of FA Premier League and FA Cup Doubles were captured in 1994 and 1996, before 1999’s thrilling FA Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League treble triumph.
Sir Alex Ferguson was replaced by David Moyes (formerly manager at Everton) in 2013/ 2014 season and his tenure at the club was unsuccessful and he left the club towards the end of the 2014 season and was replaced by caretaker manager, Ryan Giggs. Manchester united finished 7th at the end of the 2013/2014 season and miss out on a Champions League place. At the start of the 2014/2015 season Louis van Gaal was appointed manager of Manchester United.
Manchester United is the most successful club in English football, having won 53 domestic trophies, comprising a record 19 league titles, a record 11 FA Cups, four League Cups and 19 FA Charity/Community Shields. The club has also been successful globally, winning seven international titles: three European Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. In 1998-99, the club won a “Treble” of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, an unprecedented feat for an English club.
Manchester United is one of the wealthiest and most widely supported football teams in the world, having approximately 724 million fans throughout the world. Manchester United is the second-richest football club in the world for 2013–14 in terms of revenue, with an annual revenue of €518 million, and the world’s second most valuable sports team in 2013, valued at $3.165 billion. After being floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1991, the club was purchased by Malcolm Glazer in May 2005 in a deal valuing the club at almost £800 million,after which the company was taken private again. In August 2012, Manchester United made an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.