Manchester united was formed as ‘Newton Heath FC’ in 1878 but changed its name to ‘Manchester United’ in 1902. The Red Devils won their first title in 1908, but it was not until the 1950s, after the great Sir Matt Busby had taken over as manager, that Manchester United enjoyed its first period of success. He steered the Red Devils to three championships over the decade, and Manchester United also became the first English club to compete in the European Cup in 1957.
The Red Devils endured its darkest day in 1958 when the plane carrying the team home from a European match crashed, killing eight players in the tragedy. Busby, who survived the crash along with arguably Manchester united's greatest player Sir Bobby Charlton, rebuilt the team. A new Manchester United side featuring the dazzling George Best and Denis Law won two league titles in the 1960’s, before claiming their maiden European Cup in 1968.
After Busby resigned in 1969, no manager came close to emulating his success until Sir Alex Ferguson arrived in 1986. Ferguson built a dynasty at Old Trafford, winning 13 Premier League and 2 Champions League Titles.
Manchester United won their first double in 1994. Next, they became the first english club to win a treble, after winning the FA Cup, the Premier League, and the Champions League during the 1998/1999 season. United also won three consecutive league titles during the period 1999-2001.
When Sir Alex Ferguson departed permanently, the team's result would decrease. None of David Moyes, Ryan Giggs, Louis van Gaal and the reputable Jose Mourinho could repeat the success of Ferguson.
Manchester United’s famous slogan is “Glory Glory Man Utd” or GGMU. It was released as a single by the United squad prior to the 1983 FA Cup Final. It was extracted from the famous anthem that could be heard before every game in Old Trafford. Glory Glory Man United was also the name of the official club poster magazine.
Manchester United Nickname
Manchester United officially acknowledge “Red Devils” as their nickname. Manchester United's early nickname was “The Heathens” due to the fact they came from Newton Heath.
Manchester United's nickname is actually owed to the French. Salford's dominant rugby league team earned the nickname Red Devils during a tour of France in 1934 and 30 years later this nickname became associated with the football team.
In 1970, the devil joined the traditional ship on the club's badge. “Fred the Red”, a man in a devil costume, was also made the official United mascot.
Manchester United Logo
Manchester United’s logo is one of the most recognizable crests in the world. The badge is derived from the crest of the city of Manchester, while the devil on Manchester United badge indicates the United's nickname “The Red Devils”.
Manchester United Stadium - Old Trafford
Old Trafford is one of the most famous stadiums in the world, mainly due to the success Manchester United have achieved over the last 30 years or so. Built in 1909 and opened officially in 1910, Old Trafford is the second largest stadium in United Kingdom after Wembley, in terms of capacity.
Manchester United Manager - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given the job, Following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal in December, until the end of the season as an Interim Manager. The Norwegian hit the ground immediately, winning his first eight games, and also led his side to a stunning Champions League victory over Paris Saint Germain to progress to the quarter finals of the competition.
Solskjaer was handed the full time job back in March and was given a three year deal to steer the club back into the right direction. Solskjaer as a player scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007 and also managed the Manchester United’s reserve team until the end of 2010.
Manchester United Owner
The Glazer family have been the great owners of Manchester United. The American owner Malcom Glazer (center) completed the takeover of the club in 2005 and have helped the club progress both on and off the pitch.
Manchester United Trophies
Manchester United Premier League Titles (13)
Manchester United have been First Division Champions 20 times in their club's history which Includes 13 Premier Leagues. Their 13th Premier league title came in 2012-13 Season under Sir Alex Fergurson.
1952, 1956, 1957
1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999
2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009
Manchester United FA Cup Titles (12)
Manchester United have won FA cup 12 times only one behind record holders Arsenal, who have won 13 FA Cup titles. The Red devils won their 12th FA Cup title in 2016 under Louis Van Gaal.
1990, 1994, 1996, 1999
No of titles won
1992, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2017 (5)
1968, 1999, 2008 (3)
Manchester United Legends
1. Ryan Giggs
Ryan Giggs has been one of the greatest servants United has ever known. He made his first appearance for the club during the 1990/1991 season and was a regular player from the 1991/1992 season. He established himself as a left winger during the 1990s, and continued in this position well into the 2000s, though he was increasingly used in a deeper playmaking role in his later years. Giggs was known for his tireless running, ball possession and ability to create goal scoring opportunities for those around him.
He has scored in every Premier League season he played and also holds the record for most appearances for United. Giggs has won every major honour, with 13 league titles and two European Cups.
2. Sir Bobby Charlton
Sir Bobby Charlton regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team who won the World Cup. Bobby Charlton won the Ballon d'Or in 1966 and has his statue outside the Old Trafford stadium
He played almost all of his club football at Manchester United, where he became renowned for his attacking instincts, his passing abilities from midfield and his ferocious long range shots. Sir Bobby was one of the pivotal leaders of United, post the Munich disaster, and is one of the game's greatest servants.
3. Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney was a former player and captain for Manchester United. He has played much of his career as a forward, but was also used in various midfield roles. He spent two seasons at Everton, before moving to Manchester United in 2004. Since then, with Rooney in the team, United have won the Premier League five times, the UEFA Champions League once, the FIFA Club World Cup once and the League Cup twice.
4. Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes played his entire professional career for Manchester United. He made his debut for United in the 1994/1995 season and went on to play a key part in Manchester United's treble winning season. Scholes has won 11 Premier Leagues, 3 FA Cups and 2 UEFA Champions Leagues with the Red Devils.
He was regarded as the best english midfielder of his generation and went on to score 155 goals in 718 appearances.
5. George Best
George Best played as a winger for Manchester United. In 1968 he won the European Cup with United and was named the European Footballer of the Year. The wiry Irishman established the greatness of the No 7 shirt at Old Trafford and is arguably the most skillful player to grace the game. He has scored 179 goals in 470 appearances and was part of a destructive trio along Bobby Charlton and Denis Law.