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Manchester United The Best Team Of The World
History of The Club <ul><li>The club was formed as Newton Heath L&YR F.C. in 1878 as the works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath . The club's shirts were green and gold halves. They played on a small, dilapidated field on North Road , near the future site of the Manchester Piccadilly railway station for fifteen years, before moving to Bank Street in the nearby town of Clayton in 1893 . The club had entered the Football League the previous year and began to sever its links with the rail depot, becoming an independent company, appointing a club secretary and dropping the "L&YR" from their name to become simply Newton Heath F.C. . Not long afterwards, in 1902, the club neared bankruptcy, with debts of over £2500. At one point, their Bank Street ground was even closed by the bailiffs. </li></ul><ul><li>Just before having to be shut down for good, the club received a sizeable investment from J. H. Davies , the managing director of Manchester Breweries. Legend goes that Harry Stafford , the club captain, was showing off his prized St. Bernard dog at a club fund-raiser, when Davies approached him to buy the dog. Stafford declined, but was able to persuade Davies to invest in the club and become club chairman. It was decided at one of the early board meetings that the club required a change of name to reflect the fresh start they had been afforded. Manchester Central and Manchester Celtic were among the names suggested, before Louis Rocca, a young immigrant from Italy , said "Gentlemen, why don't we call ourselves Manchester United?" The name stuck, and Manchester United officially came into existence on 26 April 1902 . Davies also decided it would be appropriate to change the club's colours, abandoning the green and gold halves of Newton Heath, and picking red and white to be the colours of Manchester United. </li></ul>
Old Trafford (Picture)
The Victory Year 1999 F.A Cup Premier League UEFA Champions League
The Manager <ul><li>Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson CBE (born 31 December 1941 in Govan , Glasgow ) is a Scottish football manager and former player, currently managing Manchester United F.C. He has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football and has been in charge of Manchester United for more than 1,000 matches. With 20 years under his belt, he is the second-longest serving manager in the history of Manchester United after Sir Matt Busby . </li></ul><ul><li>He has previously managed East Stirlingshire and St. Mirren , before a highly successful period as manager of Aberdeen . He was briefly the manager of the Scotland national team , in a temporary capacity owing to the death of Jock Stein , before becoming the manager of Manchester United in 1986. </li></ul><ul><li>At Manchester United, Sir Alex has become the most successful manager in the history of English football, having guided the team to nine league championships. In 1999, he became the first manager to lead an English team to the treble of league championship , FA Cup and UEFA Champions League . As well as being the only manager to win the FA Cup five times, he is also the only manager ever to win three successive league championships in the top flight in England with the same club (1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001). </li></ul>