Manchester United

Manchester United

Brief History

Manchester United is regarded as one of the oldest football clubs in the Premier League. The team was formed in 1878, but under the name Newton Heath LYR Football Club. It was only in 1902 that it was officially named Manchester United.

The Red Devils are arguably the most successful team in the Premier League. This was even back when the League was known as the Football League.

From 1945 onward, after the second World War, it was also the beginning of one of the greatest eras of Manchester United. In other words, it was the era of the ‘Busby Babes’. However, in 1958, the rampant Busby Babes were halted in their tracks, by the Munich Air disaster, which claimed the lives of eight players. However, Matt Busby managed to rebuild the team once again.

Then, from 1986 to 2013, the next great Manchester United era began. Namely, the Sir Alex Ferguson era, where the Red Devils were dominant. Although they had a sluggish start, they came into their own in the 1990s.

Currently, after going through a few managers like David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho. Finally, the team has settled with United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Manchester United

Ownership

The team is owned by the Glazer family and the finances are managed by Ed Woodward.

Managers

Manager Name Managerial Reign Nationality
A. H. Albut 1892–1900 England
James West 1900–1903 England
James Mangnall 1903–1912 England
John Bentley 1912–1914 England
John Robson 1914–1921 England
John Chapman 1921–1926 Scotland
Clarence Hilditch 1926–1927 England
Herbert Bamlett 1927–1931 England
Walter Crickmer 1931–1932, 1937–1945 England
Scott Duncan 1932–1937 Scotland
Matt Busby 1945–1969, 1970–1971 Scotland
Wilf McGuinness 1969–1970 England
Frank O’Farrell 1971–1972 Ireland
Tommy Docherty 1972–1977 Scotland
David Sexton 1977–1981 England
Ron Atkinson 1981–1986 England
Alex Ferguson 1986–2013 Scotland
David Moyes 2013–2014 Scotland
Louis van Gaal 2014–2016 Netherlands
José Mourinho 2016–2018 Portugal
Ole Gunnar Solskjær 2018-incumbent Norway

Player Roster

Player Name Nationality Jersey Number Position
David de Gea Spain 1 Goalkeeper
Victor Lindelof Sweden 2 Defender
Eric Bailly Ivory Coast 3 Defender
Phil Jones England 4 Defender
Harry Maguire England 5 Defender
Paul Pogba France 6 Midfielder
Juan Mata Spain 8 Midfielder
Anthony Martial France 9 Forward
Marcus Rashford England 10 Forward
Lee Grant England 13 Goalkeeper
Jesse Lingard England 14 Midfielder
Andreas Pereira Brazil 15 Midfielder
Marcus Rojo Argentina 16 Defender
Fred Brazil 17 Midfielder
Ashley Young England 18 Defender
Diogo Dalot Portugal 20 Defender
Daniel James England 21 Midfielder
Sergio Romero Argentina 22 Goalkeeper
Luke Shaw Wales 23 Defender
Timothy Fosu-Mensah Netherlands 24 Defender
Mason Greenwood England 26 Forward
Angel Gomes England 28 Midfielder
Aaron Wan-Bissaka England 29 Defender
Nemanja Matic Serbia 31 Midfielder
James Garner England 37 Midfielder
Axel Tuanzebe England 38 Defender
Scott McTominay Scotland 39 Midfielder
Tahith Chong Netherlands 44 Forward

Latest Transfers

In the transfer news, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Daniel James, Lee Grant and Harry Maguire joined the Red Devils. However, the likes of Chris Smalling, Joel Pereira and Alexis Sanchez were loaned out.

Major Trophies/ Honours

Premier League titles: 20

FA Cup trophies: 12

Champions League: 3

Europa League: 1

FIFA Club World Cup: 1

Doubles: 7

Trebles: 2

Net Worth

The team is said to be valued at $3.8 billion, placing them 3rd in the Forbes list of richest teams.

Sponsorships

Manchester United have tie ups with Chevrolet, Adidas, Aon, Kohler, Aeroflot, Apollo Tyres, Chivas, DHL, Gulf, HCL, Konami, Maui Jim, Tag Heuer and many more.

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