Manchester. The city and the capital of football trophies.
Coat of arms of Manchester
City Hall ► Manchester City Hall, used for the local governance of Manchester, is an example of Victorian era Gothic revial architecture.
This is the main gallery of the city that was reopened in 2002 after an expensive restoration. Gallery is divided into three parts, which converge in the new atrium. In the first gallery, on the second floor, there is a collection of works th dated to the XVII century. Other rooms contain one of the countrys best collections of Pre- Raphaelite works. The new part of the gallery is devoted to th British art of the XX century. There is also a separate hall where the only international exhibition ofManchester Art Gallery contemporary art is.
The University of Manchester is one of the most important British universities famous as “Red Brick University" Among the graduates, postgraduates and staff at Manchester University there have been 23 Nobel Prize winners, so by the number of Nobel laureates it takes the third place in the world after Oxford and Cambridge. The annual income of the University in 2007, was 637 million pounds. Manchester University is on the 3 rd place according to its research capacity after Oxford and CambridgeUniversity of Manchester
Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club, basedin Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, that plays in the Premier League. Foundedas Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its name to ManchesterUnited in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910. The 1958 Munich air disaster claimed the lives of eight players. In 1968, under themanagement of Matt Busby, Manchester United was the first English football club to winthe European Cup. The current manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has won 24 major honourssince he took over in November 1986.
Sir Alexander Matthew "Matt"Busby, CBE, KCSG (26 May 1909 – 20January 1994) was a Scottish footballplayer and manager, most noted formanaging Manchester United between 1945and 1969 and again for the second half ofthe 1970–1971 season. His managerrecords and longevity at the helm ofManchester United are only surpassed bySir Alex Ferguson.Before going into management, Busby wasa player for two of Manchester Unitedsgreatest rivals, Manchester City andLiverpool. During his time at City, Busbyplayed in two FA Cup Finals, winning one ofthem. After his playing career wasinterrupted by the Second WorldWar, Busby was offered the job of assistantcoach at Liverpool, but they were unwillingto give him the control over the team thathe wanted and he took the vacantmanagers job at Manchester Unitedinstead.
With 25 years as manager of Manchester United, he is the longest servingmanager in their history after over taking Sir Matt Busbys record on 19 December2010. His tenure is also the longest of all the current League managers. During thistime, Ferguson has won many awards and holds many records includingwinning Manager of the Year most times in British football history. In 2008, hebecame the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than oneoccasion. He was knighted in 1999 for his services to the game
On 29 May 2008, to celebratethe 40th anniversary ofManchester Uniteds firstEuropean Cup title, a statue ofthe clubs "holy trinity"of George Best, Denis Law andBobby Charlton, entitled "TheUnited Trinity", was unveiledacross Sir Matt Busby Way fromthe East Stand, directlyopposite the statue of Busby.