In January 1902, with debts of £2,670 – equivalent to £290,000 in 2020 – the club was served with a winding-up order. Captain Harry Stafford found four local businessmen, including John Henry Davies (who became club president), each willing to invest £500 in return for a direct interest in running the club and who subsequently changed the name; on 24 ...
History of the Manchester United
Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Nicknamed the Red Devils, the club was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878 but changed its name to Manchester United in 1902. The club moved from Newton Heath to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910.
Manchester United is one of the most successful clubs in English football, having won a record 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups, and a record 21 FA Community Shields. They have won the European Cup/UEFA Champions League three times, and the UEFA Europa League, the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, the Intercontinental Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup once each. In 1968, under the management of Matt Busby, 10 years after eight of the club's players were killed in the Munich air disaster, they became the first English club to win the European Cup. Alex Ferguson is the club's longest-serving and most successful manager, winning 38 trophies, including 13 league titles, 5 FA Cups, and 2 UEFA Champions League titles, between 1986 and 2013. In the 1998–99 season, under Ferguson, the club became the first in the history of English football to achieve the European treble of the Premier League, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League. In winning the UEFA Europa League under José Mourinho in 2016–17, the most recent trophy won by the club, they also became one of five clubs to have won the original three main UEFA club competitions (the Champions League, Europa League, and Cup Winners' Cup).
Manchester United is one of the most widely supported football clubs in the world and has rivalries with Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Leeds United. Manchester United was the highest-earning football club in the world from 2016–17, with annual revenue of €676.3 million, and the world's third most valuable football club in 2019, valued at £3.15 billion ($3.81 billion). After being floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1991, the club was taken private in 2005 after a purchase by Malcolm Glazer valued at almost £800 million, of which over £500 million of borrowed money became the club's debt. In 2012, some shares of the club were listed on the New York Stock Exchange, although the Glazer family retains overall ownership and control of the club.
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
1902 – Present / Manchester United Football Club
1893 - 1902 / Newton Heath Football Club
1878 - 1893 / Newton Heath LYR Football Club
The Red Devils, Busby Babes
"The Red Devils." Another incredibly famous nickname in the Premier League, but it wasn’t always that way. The "Busby Babes" was coined in 1951 after two players, Jackie Blanchflower and Roger Byrne made debuts and the Manchester Evening News calling them "United’s Babes" – the name Busby came from the manager at the time, Matt Busby.
After the devastating Munich Air Disaster in 1958, it just didn’t seem right to call another squad the "Busby Babes." Instead, they poached the name from Salford Rugby Club who became known as "The Red Devils" in a tour of France. Busby liked the sound of the name and felt it would intimidate the more inexperienced players they would face.
Premier League / 20
2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1967, 1965, 1957, 1956, 1952, 1911, 1908
FA Cup / 12
2016, 2004, 1999, 1996, 1994, 1990,1985, 1983, 1977, 1963, 1948, 1909
Premier League - FA Cup Double / 3
1994, 1996, 1999
1910 - Present / Old Trafford
1893 - 1910 / Bank Street
1878 - 1880 / North Road
1902 - Present / Manchester United plc
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