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Sir Matt Busby Way, Central, Manchester, M16 0RA, United Kingdom
Homeground of Manchester United
Manchester United Football Club
Also known as Man United, MUFC, ManU and nicknamed the “The Red Devils” is based at the Old Trafford Football Stadium in the borough of Old Trafford in Greater Manchester.
Manchester United is one the very top flight clubs in England and plays in the Premier League.
Founded in1878, the club was first know as Newton Heath LYR Football Club. In 1902 the name of the team was changed to Manchester United and the club moved to Old Trafford in 1910.
Man U, by one measure, is the most successful club in English Football because it has won more trophies and titles than any other English football club. These include:-
- 20 League Titles
- 12 FA Cups
- 5 League Cups
- 21 FA Community Shields
- 3 UEFA Champions Leagues
- 1 UEFA Europa League
- 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
- 1 UEFA Super Cup
- 1 Intercontinental Cup and
- 1 FIFA Club World Cup
In the 2016-2017 season Manchester United achieved something only four other clubs have done be completing the so called "European Treble". Only one other English club, Chelsea, has achieved this. This was done by winning the European Cup in 1967–68,the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1990–91 and the UEFA Europa League in 2016–17.
Manchester United, during their history have experienced many highs but they also suffered a huge blow when in 1958 the Munich Air Disaster took place. On the 6th February that year the team was returning from playing a European Cup match in Belgrade, Yogoslavia. Following a refuelling stop at Munich their flight on Britsh European Airways 609, was on it's third take off attempt on a slush covered runway at the Munich-Riem Airport in West Germany. Twenty people, including seven team members, known then as the "Busby Babes" died at the scene. The team manager Matt Busby was severely injured.. The disaster almost caused the club to fold.
In 2016/17 season Manchester United became the highest earining club in the world with earnings of €673 million. By 2018, Manchester United FC was estimated to be the most valuable club in the world with assets of around £3.1 billion with the most valuable football brand of all time at around $1.2 billion.
Its main rivals are Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Leeds United.
Manchester United's First Team PlayersDavid de Gea, Victor Lindelöf, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Paul Pogba, Alexis Sánchez, Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Chris Smalling, Lee Grant, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Marcos Rojo, Fred, Ashley Young, Diogo Dalot, Daniel James, Sergio Romero, Luke Shaw, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Nemanja Matić, Matteo Darmian, Axel Tuanzebe, Scott McTominay and Joel Castro Pereira.
Manchester United's Home Ground - Old TraffordIn 1909 Manchester United moved from its former Bank Street grounds to Old Trafford at Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford, Manchester M16 0RA, UK. One of the owners at that time, a local business man who had invested £500, John Henry Davies, who later became club president, could forsee the future growth of the club and felt that Bank St. was too constrictive. The new grounds were purchased for approximately £60,000.
The original plans drawn up by architect Archibald Leitch called for a seating capacity of 100,000 but this was later reduced to 77,000 as the orignal figure proved too expensive. The stadium almost reached that capacity figure when 76,962 fans squeezed in to watch Wolves play Grimsby Town in an FA Cup Final in March 1939.
During the 2nd World War much of the stadium was destroyed in a German bombing raid. After the war the club received compensation from the War Damage Commission to the tune of £22,278 for the damage caused. During the rebuilding of the ground Man U played its home games at Main Road, home to arch rivals Manchester City. This was no freebie as Man U was charged £5,000 for each year.
Over the year further improvements were made to Old Trafford mainly in the form of roofing over the spectator areas, first to the Stretford End followed by the North and East Stands. The roofing was originally supported by columns, which obstructed the fans enjoyment of the games so they were changed to a cantilever design and completed in time for the 1993-1994 football season.
In 1957 ground lighting was added in the form of four one hundred and eighty foot pylons, each with fifty four floodlights. Further lighting improvements were made in 1987 when the pylons were removed and lighting incorporated into the stand roofing.
During 1993, the Taylor report's requirement for all seated stands reduced Old Traffords capacity to around 44,000. Later the North Stand was reconstructed into a three tier arrangement increasing capacity to 55,000. At the end of the 88-89 season additional tiers were added to Old Traffords East and West stands increasing capacity to 67,000. Further redesigns increased capacity and in March 2007 76,098 fans watched Man United beat Blackburn Rovers 4 goals to one. Some later changes have reduced capacity to 75,957.
Manchester United now has the record for the second highest average attendance of any European Club being squeezed out by Borussia Dortmund.
The Manchester United Fans And SupportersMan U has, arguably, more fans globally than any other club. Worldwide Manchester United recognises over 200 Man U fan clubs in twenty four countries. Estimates put the global fan base at more than 75 million with some estimates reaching 333 million. Man U's social media following is staggering with 71 million Facebook fans as of 2016. Only Barcelona and Real Madrid beating this number.
Fans are represented by two inependent associations, the Independent Manchester United Supporters Association (IMUSA) and The Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST). In 2005, following the Glazer family takeover, a third rival grouping was formed, The F.C United Of Manchester.
Manchester United Management And Coaching Staff
- Manager: Norway Ole Gunnar Solskjær
- Assistant manager: England Mike Phelan
- First team coaches: Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Mark Dempsey
- Senior goalkeeping coach: Richard Hartis
- Goalkeeping coach: Emilio Álvarez
- Fitness coaches: Paulo Gaudino and Charlie Owen
- First team power coach: Michael Clegg
- First team lead sports scientist: Edward Leng
- Head of First Team Development: England Nicky Butt
Man U's Crest and StripThe Man U crest, as has their strip, has evolved over the years.
The original crest was based on Manchester City Councils coat of arms. Today all that remains is a golden ship in full sail. Today the crest is best known for the red devil that defiantly stands in the center of the crest holding an upright pitchfork. The devil is linked to the nickname for Man U i.e "The Red Devils". The ideas for the crest are supposedly based on a local rugby club in Salford, which played in a red kit and was also known as "The Red Devils". Man U. adopted the Red Devils tag in the days of Matt Busby.
Man United's home kit for the 2019-2020 season is expected to consist of a traditional red shirt with the secondary colour being black, instead the usual white. On the shoulders are Adidas stripes and on the chest are a black version of the Manchester United Crest and a black Adidas emblem. Centrally on the front of the shirt is a bold gold Chevrolet emblem. Accompanying the shorts will be white with red side strips and black logos. Socks will be black with red strips at the top.
The Man U away shirt's colour is described as "linen", a kind of brownish green, with black logos etc.. Its many motifs and logos are that of the teams principle sponsors, Adidas, Chevrolet and Kohler. Black shorts and "linen" coloured socks complete the kit.
Manchester United Season 2018-2019This season is Man Us twenty eigth in the Premier League and their forty fifth season in Englands Football League First Division/Premier League combined. The club will also play in he UEFA Europa League, the EFL Cup and the FA Cup.
Premier Lieague fixtures are as below
11/08/2019 Chelsea (h) 16:30
19/08/2019 Wolves (a) 20:00
24/08/2019 Crystal Palace (h) 15:00
31/08/2019 Southampton (a) 12:30
14/09/2019 Leicester City (h) 15:00
22/09/2019 West Ham Utd (a) 14:00
30/09/2019 Arsenal (h) 20:00
06/10/2019 Newcastle Utd (a) 15:00
19/10/2019 Liverpool (h) 15:00
26/10/2019 Norwich City (a) 15:00
02/11/2019 Bournemouth (a) 15:00
10/11/2019 Brighton (h) 15:00
23/11/2019 Sheffield Utd (a) 15:00
01/12/2019 Aston Villa (h) 15:00
03/12/2019 Tottenham (h) 20:00
07/12/2019 Manchester City (a) 15:00
14/12/2019 Everton (h) 15:00
21/12/2019 Watford (a) 15:00
26/12/2019 Newcastle Utd (h) 15:00
28/12/2019 Burnley (a) 15:00
01/01/2020 Arsenal (a) 15:00
11/01/2020 Norwich City (h) 15:00
18/01/2020 Liverpool (a) 15:00
21/01/2020 Burnley (h) 20:00
01/02/2020 Wolves (h) 15:00
08/02/2020 Chelsea (a) 15:00
22/02/2020 Watford (h) 15:00
29/02/2020 Everton (a) 15:00
07/03/2020 Manchester City (h) 15:00
14/03/2020 Tottenham (a) 15:00
21/03/2020 Sheffield Utd (h) 15:00
04/04/2020 Brighton (a) 15:00
11/04/2020 Bournemouth (h) 15:00
18/04/2020 Aston Villa (a) 15:00
25/04/2020 Southampton (h) 15:00
02/05/2020 Crystal Palace (a) 15:00
09/05/2020 West Ham Utd (h) 15:00
17/05/2020 Leicester City (a) 15:00
Manchester United 2 Vs Liverpool 1
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Old Trafford
When the match got underway, United was possibly he more positive team. Their breakthrough goal, in the 14th minute, was pure 'route one'. A long kick from de Gea was flicked on by Lukaku into the path of Rashford. As he moved into the box, a clever turn left Alexander-Arnold floundering, and he made the rest look easy, crisply striking the ball past Karius and inside the far post.
United could have wrapped things up in the 39th minute, as Sanchez crossed to Mata, who found himself in glorious isolation in the center of the penalty area with his back to goal. He tried an overhead kick which went narrowly wide, although in retrospect he may have had time for something less flamboyant.
Mourinho's side sat back more in the second half, and Liverpool began to dominate. Salah appeared to be manhandled inside the penalty area, and then Valencia handled a cross, but the referee was unimpressed by either incident. United eventually invited Liverpool back into the game in the 66th minute. Mane's cross was met by an off-balance Bailly who, in attempting to clear, succeeded only in backheeling the ball into his own net. Liverpool continued to press, but their much-vaunted strikeforce was not at its best. Mourinho brought on Fellaini for Rashford, and his work-rate and physicality made sure that United was able to hold out.
The statistics show that Liverpool had 68% of possession, won 13 corners to United's 1, and had 14 shots compared with United's 5. Despite this, United's determination and Rashford's clinical finishing won them the game. Neither manager was entirely happy afterward, with Mourinho recognising that this had been an imperfect performance, and Klopp unhappy with the manner in which they had conceded two goals. Nonetheless, this was a major boost to United's quest for second place.
The Game We Look ForLiverpool FC against Manchester United FC is arguably one of the biggest fixtures in not just the English game but world football. For many years, since the beautiful game was introduced, these two giants have created a domination of honours on both the domestic and European stages respectively: Liverpool ruling in the 70's and 80's and Manchester doing likewise in the 90s - during the inception of the Premier League - and more recently throughout the naughties. But what is it about this particular fixture that makes for such a heated rivalry amongst both fans and players?
The FansCertain rivalries between two sets of supporters in football is often attributed to a close locality to one another (AC Milan v Inter Milan) or a difference in religious beliefs (Celtic v Rangers), so why do Liverpool and Manchester - who are approximately 40 miles apart - carry with them the tag of 'greatest rivalry in English football'? Many say the friction between the two clubs goes beyond the pitch, away from football, back to the industrial times. Competition for productive prowess in the North West during the late 1800s was stronger than ever and, up until the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, Liverpool had the upper hand over Manchester with merchants at their port taking on most of the import business. But the introduction of the canal was a significant point in the history of the two cities as it would see the port of Liverpool being bypassed by traders in favour of moving further inland. This did not sit well with the people of Liverpool, especially the dock workers who would go on to lose their jobs. Over the years though, as the generations have come and gone, the tale of controversy over the canal has been somewhat diluted as fans' reasons for conflict but remains in a historic vault of excuses to hate. Certain supporters (And I use this term very lightly) have even gone to the extremes of using the disasters of Hillsborough and Munich as their verbal tool of attack against the opposing fans on the terraces.
The Mighty RedsLiverpool are one of the leading lights when it comes to world football and they're almost always remembered for their exploits in European cup competitions down the years, notably the epic, seemingly impossible 2005 comeback against AC Milan in Istanbul. Go anywhere in the world and you could probably see a red top adorned with 'Crown Paints' or maybe that dubious grey 'Candy' number worn in the famous FA Cup semi with Crystal Palace in 1990.
Man Utd are undoubtedly the kings of domestic football in modern times. Their domination of top spot in the Premier League from 1993 to 2013 is at the very top of their CV, and in total from 1986 to 2013 they have gained an amazing 28 honours. Off the pitch they are the second highest-earning football club in the world and highest-earning brand.