A Little History
The club emerged with a name "Newton Heath L&YR F.C." in 1878 as the works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath. This english club changed it name to Manchester United Football Club in 1902. Its based in Old Trafford in Trafford, Greater Manchester and is arguably the most popular football club in the world,with over 330 million supporters worldwide – .....its almost 5% of the world's population. Mind boggling,man.mind boggling...They earned it by their determination...
Six years from then they made into the Division One title. Then they FA cup in 1909 and another title in 1911.Matt Busby was the manager from 1945 and led the team to championship victories in 1952,1956 and in 1957. They were the first English club to compete in European Cup and reached the semifinals, Tragedy Struck the clun in 1958 in the form of a lane crach killing eight players.
Bursby Survived and brought the team back to life and won the FA cup in 1963. It followd by the league title winsin 1965 and 1967. They won ht European Cup in 1968 with a victory over Benfica which gave them the credit of first English Club to do so.After the retirement of the successfu manager in 1969 it took five years to regin the top status by winning the FA cup tite in 1977. They won more FA cups in 1983 and 1985.
But is was United's 1990 FA cup replay win over Crystal Palace that proved to be the springboard to becoming the force they are today..This victory gave the relief to the under-pressure manager Alex Ferguson from loosing his job. He lead the club to win the European Cup Winner's Cup in the later season and began the dominance in the Premier league with the 1993 title.
Founding member of the Premier League in 1992.
Top division of English football since 1938.(exception of the 1974-75 season.)
The club won 20 major honours since the start of Alex Ferguson's reign as manager in November 1986.
Premier League's reigning champions.
Won England's top division 17 times, one short of Liverpool's record of 18 league titles.
In 1968, they became the first English club to win the European Cup, beating S.L. Benfica 4–1.
Second European Cup in 1999, their third in 2008.
The club also holds the record for the most FA Cup titles with 11.
Richest in the world with the highest revenue of any football club, and is currently ranked as the richest and most valuable club in football, with a value of £897 million (€1,333 mil / $1.8 billion) as of May 2008 since 1991.
Manchester United was a founding member of the now defunct G-14 group of Europe's leading football clubs and its replacement, the European Club Association.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been manager of the club since 6 November 1986. The current club captain is Gary Neville, who succeeded Roy Keane in November 2005.
New season 2008-2009
The 2008–09 season is Manchester United's 17th season in the Premier League, and their 34th consecutive season in the top division of English football. Should Manchester United win the Premier League 2008-09 title, they will join Liverpool as the most successful club in terms of English top-flight titles with 18.