Ten Facts about Manchester United F.C.

By WizBullFin

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The Start

Formed in year 1878 as “Newton Health LYR Football Club” by Carriage and Wagon department of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) depot of Newton Health


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Initial Journey

This team initially used to play internally within railway companies. On 20th November 1880, in the first recorded match outside railways, this team loft by 6  to NIL by Bolton Wanderers’ reserve team.


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Man U-Rebrand

They adopted the name Manchester United in year 1902 as a part of rebranding of the club.


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Club Stadium

The club moved from Newton Health to its current stadium , Old Trafford in the year 1910.


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Longest time with Club

Bryan Robson played as the captain of Man U for 12 years, the longest time captain in the club. Alex Ferguson managed the club from 1986 to 2013, highest period of time anyone managed.


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Club achieved

Man U during 1998-99 season, became the first club to win “The Treble”- Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League in the same season. 1968 it was the first winner of European Cup.


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Munich Tragedy

In the tragic Munich Air Disaster in year 1958, out of 23 deaths 8 were Man U players named- Billy Whelan ,David Pegg ,Duncan Edwards , Eddie Colman, Geoff Bent, Mark Jones ,Roger Byrne, Tommy Taylor.


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Nick Name

During the early days they were called “The Heathens”.  In 1902 they were called “United”, in 1945 they were known as “The Busby Babes” by press.


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Red Devil

The club was named The Red Devils which came from French Press branding of English Rugby side Salford that toured France in year 1930. They were called “Les Diables Rouges” or “The Red Devils”.


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Club Revenue

Man U was the highest earning FC in he world in 2016-17 with a total revenue €676.3 million.  Floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1991. Club was taken private in 2005 after purchase by Malcom Glazer. From 2012 some stocks are listed in NY Stock Excange.


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