• Manchester United Football Club is an English
professional football club, based in Old Trafford,
Greater Manchester, that plays in the Premier
League. Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football
Club in 1878, the club changed its name to
Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old
Trafford in 1910.
• Manchester United has won many trophies in
English football, including a record 19 league titles,
a record 11 FA Cups, four League Cups and a
record 19 FA Community Shields. The club has also
won three European Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners'
Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental
Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup.
Full name:- Manchester United Football Club
Nickname:- The Red Devils
Founded:- 1878, as Newton Heath LYR F.C.
Ground:- Old Trafford (capacity: 75,765)
Co-chairmen: - Joel and Avram Glazer
Manager:Sir Alex Ferguson
•In October 1945, the impending resumption of football led to the
managerial appointment of Matt Busby. Busby led the team to secondplace league finishes in 1947, 1948 and 1949, and to FA Cup victory in
1948. In 1952, the club won the First Division, its first league title for 41
years. With an average age of 22, the media labelled the back-to-back title
winning side of 1956 "the Busby Babes".
•In 1957, Manchester United became the first English team to compete in
the European Cup.
•The team recorded a 10–0 victory over Belgian champions Anderlecht,
which remains the club's biggest victory on record.
MUNICH DISASTER :-
*On the way home from a European Cup quarter-final
victory against Red Star Belgrade, the aircraft carrying
the Manchester United players, officials and journalists
crashed while attempting to take off after refuelling in
*The Munich air disaster claimed 23 lives, including
those of eight players – Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne,
Eddie Colman, Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg
, Tommy Taylor and Billy Whelan – and injured several more.
*The Munich air disaster occurred on 6 February 1958,
when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its
third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at
Munich-Riem Airport in Munich, West Germany. The
injured, some of whome were knocked unconscious, were taken to the Hospital in Munich
where three more died, resulting in a total of 23 fatalities with 21 survivors.
*Matt Busby was seriously injured and had to stay in hospital for more than two
months after the crash. After being discharged from hospital, he went to
*At times, he felt like giving up on football entirely, until he was told by his wife,
Jean, "You know Matt, the lads would have wanted you to carry on." That statement
lifted Busby from his depression, and he returned by land to Manchester, before
watching his team play in the 1958 FA Cup Final.
*But as Busby defied the medics to recover from his crash wounds, the team
bounced back and, patched up by Jimmy Murphy, they reached the FA Cup Final in
May 1958. They lost at Wembley to Bolton Wanderers.
*The first memorials at Old Trafford to the lost players and staff were unveiled on 25
*The current manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has
won 24 major honours since he took over in
*Manchester United is one of the wealthiest and
most widely supported football teams in the
world. In January 2013, Manchester United
became the first sports team in the world to be
valued at $3 billion
*Sir Alex Ferguson had been at the helm for all
three of United's back-to-back titles, and was
the first manager in English football to achieve
*Alex Ferguson guided the club to an 11th-place
finish in the league. Reportedly on the verge of
being dismissed, victory over Crystal Palace in
the 1990 FA Cup Final saved Ferguson's career.
Sir Alex Ferguson
*The following season, Manchester United claimed its
first Cup Winners' Cup title and competed in the 1991
UEFA Super Cup, beating European Cup holders Red
Star Belgrade 1–0 in the final at Old trafford.
*In the 1998–99 season, Manchester United became
the first team to win the Premier League, FA Cup and
UEFA Champions League – "The Treble" – in the same
*Losing 1–0 going into injury time in the 1999 UEFA
Champions League Final, Man U scored two late goals
to claim a dramatic victory over Bayern Munich, in
what is considered one of the greatest comebacks of
•While Wayne Rooney had powered the 2009/10 campaign
with his prolific form in front of goal, 2010/11 was notably
more of a squad success.
*From the goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar – in his last season
at the club – through to the ageless influence of Ryan Giggs
and Paul Scholes, up to a revitalised Rooney, who put a
poor spell of form and dramatic transfer U-turn well behind
him, all hands were at the pump as Chelsea were
*Sir Alex Ferguson strengthened his squad with the
signings of David De Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young,
while homegrown talents Tom Cleverley and Danny
Welbeck made the step up to senior regularity.