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Manchester United F.C.
Full name Manchester United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Red Devils[1][2]
Founded 1878, as Newton Heath L&YR F.C.
Ground Old Trafford
Trafford
Greater Manchester
England
(capacity: 76,212)
Chairman Joel & Avram Glazer
Manager Louis van Gaal
League Premier League
2013/14 Premier League, 7th
Website Club home page
A red shirt with a white-black collar. White shorts. Black socks with a red band.
Home colours
A white shirt with a black collar. Black shorts. White socks with a black band.
Away colours
A blue shirt with a dark blue collar and orange stripes down the sides and arms. Blue shorts with orange stripes down the side. Blue socks with orange stripes down the side.
Third colours

Manchester United v Arsenal 2009
File:Munich air disaster.jpg
Munich air disaster 1958


Manchester United F.C.[3] is a football club that plays in the English Premier League. They play at Old Trafford which is in Greater Manchester. The public nickname of this club is 'the Red Devils'.

History

Manchester United are the most successful club in England and have won 20 league titles, which is more than any other team. They have also won 11 FA Cups and 3 European Cups.

The club started as Newton Heath L&YR F.C. in 1878. All of the team worked at Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath. After nearly closing in 1902, John Henry Davies took over and changed the club's name to Manchester United. Manchester United made Matt Busby their manager after the Second World War. Matt Busby used the youth team to get new players, and this was very successful. The club won the Football League in 1956 and 1957. The success was stopped by the Munich air disaster in 1958, when eight of the club's players died. It was thought that the club might close, but it did not. They won the football league in 1965 and 1967, and the European Cup in 1968. Manchester United have won 20 league titles

  • 1878-1892 Newton Heath L&YR F.C.
  • 1892-1902 Newton Heath F.C.
  • 1902-present Manchester United F.C.

League title

  • Premier League : 13
    • 1992/93, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13
  • First Division : 7
    • 1907/08, 1910/11, 1951/52, 1955/56, 1956/57, 1964/65, 1966/67
  • Second Division : 2
    • 1935/36, 1974/75

League position

Season League Position
2000/01 English Premier League 1st
2001/02 English Premier League 1st
2002/03 English Premier League 1st
2003/04 English Premier League 1st
2004/05 English Premier League 1st
2005/06 English Premier League 1st
2006/07 English Premier League 1st
2007/08 English Premier League 1st
2008/09 English Premier League 1st
2009/10 English Premier League 1st
2010/11 English Premier League 1st
2011/12 English Premier League 1st
2012/13 English Premier League 1st
2013/14 English Premier League 1st

Former position


Club records

  • Record League victory: 10-1 v Wolves, Division 1, 15 October 1892
  • Record Premiership victory: 9-0 v Ipswich Town, 4 March 1995
  • Record European Cup victory: 10-0 v Anderlecht, European Champion Clubs' Cup, Preliminary Round, 26 September 1956
  • Record European Cup (Champions League era) victory: 7-1 v AS Roma, 10 April 2007
  • Record home win 10-0 v Anderlecht, 26 September 1956
  • Record away win: 8-1 v Nottingham Forest, 6 February 1999
  • Record League defeat: 0-7 v Blackburn Rovers, Division 1, 10 April 1926 / v Aston Villa, Division 1, 27 December 1930 / v Wolves, Division 2, 26 December 1931
  • Record Cup defeat: 1-7 v Burnley, FA Cup, 1st Round, 13 February 1901
  • Record 'Home' attendance: 83,250 v Arsenal, Division 1, Maine Road, 7 January 1948
  • Record League attendance (at Old Trafford): 76, 998 v Arsenal, April 2008
  • Longest unbeaten run : 45 (all competitions), 24 December 1998 to 3 October 1999
  • Most appearances : 900 Ryan Giggs
  • Most League appearances: 606 - Bobby Charlton
  • Most goals scored : 247 - Bobby Charlton
  • Most League goals: 199 - Bobby Charlton
  • Most League goals in a season: 32 - Dennis Viollet, Division 1, 1959-60
  • Most goals in a season in all competitions: 46 - Denis Law, 1963-64
  • Most goals scored in a match: 6 - George Best v Northampton Town, 7 February 1970 / Harold Halse v Swindon Town, 25 September 1911
  • Most goals scored in European competition: 38 - Ruud van Nistelrooy
  • Goals in consecutive league matches: 10 consecutive matches - Ruud van Nistelrooy, 22 March 2003 to 23 August 2003
  • Highest transfer fee paid: £59.7 million Angel Di Maria {Real Madrid C.F.}
  • Most League goals in a season (by team): 103 1956/57, 1958/59
  • Most points in a 42-game season: 92 - 1993/94
  • Most points in a 38-game Season: 91 - 1999/2000
  • Most capped player: 129 - Peter Schmeichel - Denmark
  • Fastest goal: 15 seconds - Ryan Giggs v Southampton, Premiership, 18 November 1995
  • Fastest four goals: 13 minutes - Ole Gunnar Solksjaer v Nottingham Forest, Premiership, 6 February 1999[34]
  • Only player to score in every Premier League season: Ryan Giggs

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