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Manchester United club history


Manchester United FC are the biggest club in England and some would say in the world. They have won 16 first division titles including a staggering 10 English Premier League titles, 21 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and 3 UEFA Champions League trophies.

Situated at Trafford in Greater Manchester, the club was originally formed as Newton Heath L&YP RC in 1898 as the works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire and on April 26,1902 were officially renamed as Manchester United FC.

Nicknamed as the Red Devils because of their red stripes, Manchester United play their home matches at Old Trafford what is often denoted as "the theatre of dreams". The club won its first league title in 1907-1908 but it was later under the great late Matt Busby era stretching from 1948-1969 that Manchester United came to the fore. During that period, they were the best team in England and also won the European Cup in 1968.

They went on a relatively lean patch after the Busby era got wrapped up but the arrival of a certain Sir Alex Ferguson in the mid-1980s turned the club's fortunes around. The Red Devils have dominated top flight English football since the start of the Premiership and won the Premiership last season for the 9th time. They also clinched the Champions League in 1999 in sensational fashion after scoring two injury time goals to beat Bayern Munich in the final at Camp Nou.

Man U were taken over by American business tycoon Malcolm Glazier in May, 2005; there have been protests against the club's debt under Glazier and talk of the club being sold to a group of city financiers. Forbes magazine ranks Man United as the most valuable football club in the world.

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