Manchester United’s History
Manchester United is the Premier League team that is based in Manchester, England. They are regarded as the most popular club in England having won the domestic title a record 19 times. They have moved ahead of their archrivals Liverpool in terms of this record only recently. The club was formed in 1878, although it was initially known as the Newton Heath LYR F.C. It was not until 1902 that the club was given the current name of Manchester United. They moved to their current home ground – Old Trafford – in 1910.
Old Trafford is the largest club stadium in England with a capacity of 75,957. It has been undergoing various stages of renovations over the years to increase its capacity, with the last major addition coming in the summer of 2006. The Old Trafford currently has the record for the highest attendance for a Premier League match, which stands at 76,098 during a match against Blackburn Rovers. Manchester United are easily the most successful club in England in terms of the domestic trophies won. Their record of 19 League titles is just one ahead of their archrivals Liverpool, who have 18 titles, although Manchester United have won a record number of Premier League titles, which stands at 12.
Manchester United are valued at more than £2 billion, thus making them the richest club in England, while they just trial Real Madrid in terms of the overall revenue. The club has won the FA Cup 11 times, with their most recent one coming in the 2003-04 season. With regards to the other titles domestically, they also have won the FA Community Shield 19 times in total. Even though Manchester United do not have the success on the same level on the European front, they are regarded as one of the top clubs in Europe.
So far, they have won the UEFA Champions League three times, although they could have achieved much more with their recent final appearances. They have been the runners up in the Champions League on two occasions in the last four seasons. Aside from it, Manchester United have also won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the UEFA Super Cup as well. Perhaps, the biggest achievement of the club came in the 1998-99 season when the team achieved a remarkable treble, which has not been achieved by any other English club in the last two decades. In this season, Manchester United won the FA Cup, League, and the European Cup.
Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes have been the most celebrated players for Manchester United in recent times, while this club has also seen the likes of Eric Cantona, George Best, Bobby Charlton, and Dennis Law. Two of the most celebrated managers in the history of Manchester United are Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson. Sir Alex Ferguson has been in charge of Manchester United for more than 25 years, and under his stewardship, the club has enjoyed the most successful period in its history.