15 Things To Know About Manchester United Football Club

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Manchester United Football Club is a football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. It competes in the Premier League. It is nicknamed as The Red Devils. The football club was founded as Newton Health LYR Football Club in 1878, later changed to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current location 1910. The Capacity of the football club is 75,643. The owner of the football club is Manchester United plc and the co-chairman are Joel and Avram Glazer. The manager of the team is Jose Mourinho.

1. The Manchester United’s legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson never finished lower than 3rd place in the Premier League seasons for the Red Devils.

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2. The Current Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is the first non-British manager of the club.

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3. Manchester United were the first English Premier League (EPL) team to win the European Cup League.

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4. The famous five players of Manchester United’s youth academy – Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt.

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5. Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane and Peter Schmeichel are the only players to have won three doubles, with Manchester United in 1994, 1996 and 1999.

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6. Ryan Giggs holds the club’s record for fastest goal scored by a United’s player when he netted a goal in just 15 seconds into the game back in 1995.

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7. In 1995 Manchester United recorded Premier League’s biggest victory to date when they defeated visiting team Ipswich Town 9-0 at Old Trafford.

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8. More than half of the then Manchester United first team died in 1958 in an air crash in Germany, ‘The Munich Air disaster.’

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9. Manchester United’s Busby Babes won the league title with an average player age of just 22 years.

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10. After Munich Air Disaster, the Manchester United FC star players La Liga club, Real Madrid and EPL’s Liverpool had offered to play for free for Old Trafford.

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11. Current Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is the highest scoring Englishman in UEFA Champions League history who scored 29 goals in Champions League.

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12. Along with Arsenal, the Manchester United have the joint-most FA Cup wins in history.

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13. The Manchester United FC became first English club in history to win the treble in 1999.

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14. Bobby Charlton of Manchester United still holds the record as highest goalscorer, with 249 goals in all competitions.

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15. The Manchester United’s top ten all-time scorers are British.

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