Manchester United is one of the most successful football clubs in the world, and dates back to 1878, when it was known as Newton Heath LYR Football Club. The Manchester United name was adopted in 1902, and the team is also referred to by fans as Man Utd and The Red Devils.
As one of the most famous clubs on the planet, it is no surprise that millions of people watch Manchester United on TV (or Man Utd live streams) on a weekly basis, and the team also has a very healthy following of fans who travel to see their matched being played live.
Manchester United have been based at the Old Trafford stadium since 1910, having previously been based at North Road stadium and the Bank Street ground. The move to Old Trafford came about after Man Utd began winning high-profile competitions, including its first league title in 1908 and the FA Cup in 1909.
Club Badge and Colours
The Manchester United badge is coloured red and yellow, and shows a shield with the image of a ship and a red devil. Footballs flank the left and right of the shield, with the words Manchester and United being respectively situated above and below it.
The home kit of Manchester United is coloured red and black, with the shirt being predominantly red and the shorts black. The away kit is most often a white shirt, white socks and black shorts, but the team’s away colours have been changed various times to suit different occasions.
Key Players and Managers
Manchester United are managed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was originally appointed caretaker manager at the end of 2018 and signed up as the permanent manager in March 2019. Previous managers of note include Sir Alex Ferguson, who served as manager for over 26 years, José Mourinho, Ron Atkinson, Tommy Docherty and Sir Matt Busby.
The list of key former players for Manchester United reads like a Who’s Who of professional football, and includes David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Billy Meredith, Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, Paul Scholes, Eric Cantona, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Key players on the current squad include the French World Cup winner Paul Pogba, goalkeeper David de Gea and the forward Marcus Rashford.
Honours, Noteworthy Stats and Memorable Moments
It is almost as thrilling today to watch Manchester United on TV as it is to watch them play live, and the club has given its fans plenty of reasons to celebrate for well over a century. Some of the club’s most memorable achievements include:
- Winning their first league title (the First Division) in 1908. The club has won 20 league titles overall at the top tier, and two more at the second tier.
- Winning the FA Cup for the first time in 1909. Manchester United have now achieved that feat a total of 12 times.
- Achieving a 10-0 win over Belgian team Anderlecht in 1957 – a result which stands as their largest-margin victory to date.
- Winning six European titles, including the UEFA Champions League and European Cup Winner’s Cup.