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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

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.

Ownership

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

Managers

Manager NameManagerial ReignNationality
A. H. Albut1892–1900England
James West1900–1903England
James Mangnall1903–1912England
John Bentley1912–1914England
John Robson1914–1921England
John Chapman1921–1926Scotland
Clarence Hilditch1926–1927England
Herbert Bamlett1927–1931England
Walter Crickmer1931–1932, 1937–1945England
Scott Duncan1932–1937Scotland
Matt Busby1945–1969, 1970–1971Scotland
Wilf McGuinness1969–1970England
Frank O'Farrell1971–1972Ireland
Tommy Docherty1972–1977Scotland
David Sexton1977–1981England
Ron Atkinson1981–1986England
Alex Ferguson1986–2013Scotland
David Moyes2013–2014Scotland
Louis van Gaal2014–2016Netherlands
José Mourinho2016–2018Portugal
Ole Gunnar Solskjær2018-incumbentNorway

Player Roster

Player NameNationalityJersey NumberPosition
David de GeaSpain1Goalkeeper
Victor LindelofSweden2Defender
Eric BaillyIvory Coast3Defender
Phil JonesEngland4Defender
Harry MaguireEngland5Defender
Paul PogbaFrance6Midfielder
Juan MataSpain8Midfielder
Anthony MartialFrance9Forward
Marcus RashfordEngland10Forward
Lee GrantEngland13Goalkeeper
Jesse LingardEngland14Midfielder
Andreas PereiraBrazil15Midfielder
Marcus RojoArgentina16Defender
FredBrazil17Midfielder
Ashley YoungEngland18Defender
Diogo DalotPortugal20Defender
Daniel JamesEngland21Midfielder
Sergio RomeroArgentina22Goalkeeper
Luke ShawWales23Defender
Timothy Fosu-MensahNetherlands24Defender
Mason GreenwoodEngland26Forward
Angel GomesEngland28Midfielder
Aaron Wan-BissakaEngland29Defender
Nemanja MaticSerbia31Midfielder
James GarnerEngland37Midfielder
Axel TuanzebeEngland38Defender
Scott McTominayScotland39Midfielder
Tahith ChongNetherlands44Forward

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

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Net Worth

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

Sponsorships

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

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.