Manchester United has been one of the powerhouses of football since its formation in 1878. Based at Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, the club was originally founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club before taking up its current name in 1902. Over the years, the Manchester outfit or the ‘Red Devils’ have accumulated several accolades.
The club has won several trophies in English football, including a record 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups and a record 21 FA Community Shields. In addition, the Red Devils have also laid their hands on three European Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup, one UEFA Europa League and one FIFA Club World Cup. The pinnacle of their achievements came about in 1998-99 season when the club won the football trifecta- the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester United is one of the wealthiest and most popular teams across the globe. In June 2018, the club was estimated to be valued a shade over four billion dollars. Currently, the Red Devils are under the stewardship of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who took over after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
In the past, numerous top-drawer players of the ilk of Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, and Paul Scholes have donned the Manchester United jersey. At present, some of the club’s leading players are: David De Gea, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.