Manchester United is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, England. Nicknamed the Red Devils, the club competes in the Premier League. The club was founded in 1878, where it was then known as Newton Health LYR Football Club before it later changed the name in 1902 to become Manchester United. Keep reading to get info about the Manchester United profile, trophies, owner, and other facts.
Manchester prides itself as the only club to have won more trophies in English football. If you go through the Manchester United profile, you will learn that the club has won 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups, and 21 FA Community Shields. In 1998-1999, it became the first club to achieve the continental European treble in the history of English football.
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Manchester United profile
Below is every detail you would love to know concerning the Red Devils. This article contains info about the history of the club and trophies won, current owners, among other things of interest that you would love to know. Keep reading to find out more!
Manchester United history
The club was formed by the Carriage and Wagon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR). In 1878, it was given the name Newton Heath LYR Football Club. The team used to play internal games by competing with other railway companies, but it was not until November 20, 1880 when they engaged in their first recorded match. Unfortunately, they lost to the Bolton Wanderers reserve team after being defeated 6-0.
In January 1902, something unfortunate happened; the club became bankrupt and was served with a winding-up order. That prompted Harry Stafford to find four like-minded local business people to salvage the club. One of the four businessmen is John Henry Davies, who later became the president of the club. On April 24, 1902, the group changed the name of the club to Manchester United.
In 1986–2013, Alex Ferguson arrived at the club, where he guided it to an 11th place finish in the league. Ferguson saw the club claim its first Cup Winners Cup title and competed in the 1991 UEFA Super Cup.
Sir Alex Ferguson is the greatest Manchester United manager and most successful person to manage it. During his tenure, the club won 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, four League Cups, 10 Community Shields, two UEFA Champions League titles, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup, and one FIFA Club World Cup.
2013 to present
On May 8, 2013, the club received unexpected news about the resignation of Ferguson. However, he promised to stay at the club as a director and ambassador. He was replaced by David Moyes, who was later sacked after his poor performance.
On May 19, 2014, Louis van Gaal replaced Moyes. He ran the club for several seasons before he was later sacked as manager.
Jose Mourinho replaced Louis. Under his management, the club qualified for the Champions League through their Europa League win. However, he did not go for long as the club management later sacked him and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed caretaker manager.
The Ole Gunnar, the former club striker, made impressive performance after 14 wins from the 19 matches played. That saw him promoted to be a permanent manager on a three-year deal.
Manchester United owner
The club is currently owned by six children of the late former owner Malcolm Glazer.
Malcolm took ownership of the club in 2005 through an investment company called Red Football Ltd. He later suffered a long illness and died in May 2014, leaving the club under the ownership of his six children.
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Manchester United squad
Below is a list of the club's players. It is the updated list of players as of September 12, 2020. Keep reading to find out more!
- GK: David de Gea
- DF: Victor Lindelof
- DF: Eric Bailly
- DF: Phil Jones
- DF: Harry Maguire (captain)
- FW: Anthony Martial
- FW: Marcus Rashford
- FW: Mason Greenwood
- DF: Chris Smalling
- GK: Lee Grant
- MF: Jesse Lingard
- MF: Andreas
- DF: Marcos Rojo
- MF: Fred
- MF: Paul Pogba
- MF: Juan Mata
- MF: Bruno Fernandes
- DF: Diogo Dalot
- MF: Daniel James
- GK: Sergio Romero
- DF: Luke Shaw
- DF: Timothy Fosu-Mensah
- FW: Odion Ighalo
- GK: Dean Henderson
- DF: Aaron Wan-Bissaka
- MF: Nemanja Matić
- DF: Brandon Williams
- MF: Donny van de Beek
- MF: James Garner
- DF: Axel Tuanzebe
- MF: Scott McTominay
- DF: Teden Mengi
Manchester United facts
- Since 1892, the club has had 22 full-time managers. Two of which have been non-British. These are Louis van Gaal, who is a Dutch, and Jose Mourinho, who is Portuguese.
- They played their home matches at Manchester City's stadium for four seasons.
- It is the first English team to participate in the European Cup and to win it.
- It is the first team to score more than 1000 goals at home in the premier league.
Manchester United trophies
- FA Community Shield – 21
- FA Premier League- 20
- FA Cup- 12
- Football League Cup- 5
- European Cup-3
- European Cup Winners Cup-1
- FIFA Club World Cup-1
- UEFA Super Cup-1
- Intercontinental Cup-1
- Europa League-1
Below are the frequently asked questions. They contain well-researched answers about the club. Read to be informed!
Which team has Manchester United beaten the most?
The club has won 85 of their league matches against Aston Villa, the most they have won against any club. Manchester United have drawn more games with Manchester City than with any other club. Out of the 162 league matches between the two teams, 51 have finished without a winner.
Is Manchester United Catholic or Protestant?
Manchester United and Celtic are both Catholic football clubs. Manchester City and Rangers are both Protestant football clubs. The bond between these clubs is so strong that Manchester United and Glasgow Celtic even have a joint football supporters club.
How much is Man Utd worth?
In May 2019, Manchester United was worth $3.8 billion (£3bn). This made them the third most valuable football club in the World. The $3.8bn valuation was down 8% on their worth for the previous year.
The above Manchester United profile shows the team is arguably the best in the World. They also have several trophies under their belt. Briefly.co.za wishes them all the best as they pursue to achieve their football dreams.
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