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5 amazing facts you probably wouldn't know about Manchester United

Rushabh Shah
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Manchester United
United is one of the most successful teams in England

On the banks of the River Irwell in the Greater Manchester part of England lies a stadium, popularly known amongst the locals as The Theatre of Dreams.

For the uninitiated, this famous landmark is home to one of the most successful teams in English football - Manchester United.

With trophies from domestic-level to European-level and even world football amassed over their 140-year old history, United is one of the most prestigious teams to have graced the English football, if not the world football.

While there are hundreds of records written and re-written by the Red Devils, you might probably not have heard these five amazing facts concerning Manchester United.



#5 - Only Two non-British managers

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In 2014, Louis van Gaal (Dutch) became the first non-British manager at the helm of Manchester United

From the beginning of the club's official managerial records in 1892 to the start of the 2017–18 season, Manchester United have had 22 full-time managers.

Until the appointment of Dutchman Louis van Gaal in 2014, Manchester United have never had a manager of a non-British descent.

Van Gaal and his successor, Portuguese José Mourinho are the only two non-British managers in the history of Manchester United.

Going by the stats, Manchester United have had 11 English managers, Six Scottish managers (including Sir Matt Busby, Sir Alex Ferguson, and David Moyes), One Irish manager, One Welsh interim manager (Ryan Giggs), One Dutch (Louis van Gaal), and One Portuguese manager (José Mourinho).

Walter Crickmer (1931-32, 1937-45) and Sir Matt Busby (1945-69, 1970-71) are the only two managers to have repeated their terms.

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