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About Manchester United

Manchester United Football Club was founded in 1878 in Manchester. Originally named Newton Heath, the club adopted its current name in 1902. The club is the most successful club in English football history.


The club’s colours are red, which is the origin of their nickname the Red Devils. A red devil also features on the club’s crest. The club’s derby rivals are their Manchester neighbours Manchester City. The Manchester derby has become one of the biggest in the Premier League due to City’s recent success.


Manchester United play their football at Old Trafford. The stadium, also known as the Theatre of Dreams, is the biggest in the Premier League and seats over 75,000 spectators.


The club have won more domestic titles than any other in England, winning their record 20th title in the 2012-13 season. United have also won eleven FA Cups, four League Cups, twenty Community Shields as well as three European Cups; one of which was won in the club’s famous treble-winning season of 1999.


The club’s greatest manager of all time is Sir Alex Ferguson, who managed the club from 1986 to 2013. Ferguson won 38 trophies while manager of United, including thirteen Premier League titles.


Other notable managers of the club include the Matt Busby, Ernest Mangnall and Ron Atkinson. Busby won thirteen honours while manager of United.


The club’s all-time leading goalscorer is Bobby Charlton, with 249. Ryan Giggs is holds the record for the most United appearances, playing 963 matches for the Red Devils.


Club legends Charlton, the Neville brothers, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Mark Hughes and Nicky Butt were all graduates of the club’s famous youth academy. Other players to have played for the club include Cristiano Ronaldo, Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Roy Keane, Peter Schmeichel and Eric Cantona.