Introduction To Manchester United Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club who play at Old Trafford in streedford, Greater Manchester. Having won a joint-record 18 league titles and a record 11 FA Cups, Manchester United is one of the most successful clubs in the history of English Football, and are the reigning Premier League champions and Football League Cup holders. The club is one of the wealthiest and most widely supported football teams in the world.
About Manchester United Founded as Newton Heath LYR F.C. in 1878, the club joined The Football League in 1892 and has played in the top division of English football since 1938, with the exception of the 1974–75 season. They were the first English club to win the European Cup, in 1968, and the Treble, in 1999; they added a third Champions League title in 2008.
History Of Manchester United The club was formed in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR F.C., the works team of the Railway depot at Newton Heat. In 1892, they joined The Football League and became independent of the rail company, dropping the "LYR" from their name. They moved to a new ground at Back Street, Clayton in 1893. The aircraft carrying the Manchester United players, officials and journalists crashed while attempting to take off after refuelling in Munich, Germany. The Munich Air Disaster of 6 February 1958 claimed the lives of eight players in which captain also died.
Old Trafford Ground Newton Heath played on a field on North Road from 1878 until moving to Bank Street in Clayton in 1893. When this ground was closed by bailiffs in 1902, club captain Harry Stafford raised enough money to pay for the club's next away game at Bristol City and found a temporary ground at Harpurhey for the next home game against Blackpool. Six weeks before United's first FA Cup title in April 1909, Old Trafford was named as the home of Manchester United, following the purchase of land for around £60,000. Architect was given a budget of £30,000 for construction; original plans indicated that the stadium would hld around 100,000, though this was revised to 77,000 when the budget became stretched.
Sponsors Of Manchester United Sharp Electronics sponsored the club from 1982 to 2000, one of the lengthiest and most lucrative sponsorship deals in English football. Vodafone took over in a four-year £30 million deal in February 2000, sponsorship beginning the following season. In December 2003, sponsorship was extended by four years with Vodafone agreeing to pay £36 million. However, in November 2005, Vodafone announced the deal would end in May 2006.In September 2006, a 56.5 million deal with current shirt sponsors AIG became the most valuable in the world. AIG will not renew their sponsorship at the end of the deal in May 2010, but it is not clear whether they will continue to run MU Finance