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LEGENDS Manchester United is one of the

Manchester United football

wealthiest and most widely

club is an English professional

supported football teams in the

football club, based in Old

world. On July 2011, the club in

Trafford, Premier League.

number one in Forbes magazine’s

Founded as Newton Heath

annual ranking of the world’s 50

LYR Football Club in 1878, the

most valuable sports teams, valued

club changed its name to

at $1.86 billion. Manchester united

Manchester United in 1902

have the greatest fan base in the

and moved to Old Trafford in

world but this was not always the

1910. The 1958 Munich air

case. In the early days before world

disaster claimed the lives of

war two, people in Manchester were

eight players.

neither man united fans nor man city fans as it was impossible to travel to

In 1968, under the

away games they would just go the

management of Matt Bosby,

home matches and because their

Manchester United wash the

was only one home match every two

first English football club to win

weeks fans would go to either of the

the European cup.

Manchester teams home matches. The current manager, Sir. Alex

Today Manchester united remains

Ferguson, has won 37 major

the strongest football team in

honours since he took over in

England and the future looks

November 1986. Manchester United has won the most trophies in English Football, including a record 19 league titles, a record 11 FA cups, for league cups and 19 FA Community Shields. The club has also won three European Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one international cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. In 1998-1999, the club won a ‘’Treble’’ of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, an unprecedented feat for an English Club.


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