Interesting Facts about Manchester United – Manchester United, also known as Man United is one of the most prestigious football clubs in the world, and has a long and illustrious history that dates back to 1878.
The Red Devils have more national honors than any other English club. The club has a huge fan following in almost every country, their shirts can be seen all over the world. According to the latest statistics, Manchester United sells an average of 3,250,000 shirts a year, these figures reflect the club’s popularity in the world.
- The founding name of Manchester United was Newton Heath L&YR F.C. Initially it was formed as a railway football club. In 1902, a businessman from Manchester named J.H. Davies saved the club from bankruptcy and later renamed it as Manchester United.
- The club didn’t always wear Red as home colour. When the club was founded, they were wearing green and gold which was the colour of the Railway Company they were representing. When the club became independent, they started wearing Red and white.
- Manchester United are the first club to score over two thousand goals in the Premier League and the first club to score over a thousand home goals in Premier League.
- Manchester United also holds a record of conceding the lowest goals at home in a season in the history of the Premier League. The club conceded only 4 goals while playing at Old Trafford during 1994-95.
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- The Red Devils also hold the record for the youngest team to win a Premier League title. In 1956, the average age of the Manchester United squad was only 22, and they won the league. Team was given a nickname of Busby Babes.
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- Manchester United has played in three different stadiums as home ground. The first stadium was called North Road, which had a capacity of over 12,000 spectators. In June 1893, Manchester United moved to another stadium known as Bank Street ground in Clayton. In 1910, the Red devils chose Old Trafford as home. Currently Old Trafford has a capacity of over 76000 spectators.
- Manchester United were the first English club to participate in the European Cup. In 1957, Man United participated in the European Cup despite a ban on English clubs, and it was the first English club to win the European Cup in 1968. Learn more about the European Cup history here.
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Manchester United FC Honours List
Manchester United is one of the most successful football clubs in English football. The club has won 66 major trophies including 20 Premier League titles. Below is the complete detail of major trophies and titles won by Manchester United FC.
- 20 Premier League / First Division Football League titles – Manchester United holds the record of winning the highest number of Premier League titles. The club has won 20 Premier Leagues including, 1907–08, 1910–11, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, and 2012–13.
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- 12 FA Cup – Red Devils have won 12 FA Cup titles, which is the second highest number of wins. The club won the FA Cup in 1908–09, 1947–48, 1962–63, 1976–77, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04, and 2015–16.
- 21 FA Community/Charity Shield – Manchester United also holds the record of having the highest number of FA Community Shield titles. The club has won 21 FA Community Shield titles including, 1908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1977, 1983, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2016.
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- 5 EFL Cup/ Carabao Cup – Man United won 5 EFL Cup titles in 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, and 2016–17.
- 3 European Cup/UEFA Champions League – Man United has won three European Cups / UEFA Champions league titles, including 1967–68 (London), 1998–99 (Barcelona), 2007–08 (Moscow) Other bespoke football news resources are also available from Sky Sports news, Talk Sport and The Guardian sports section.
- 1 UEFA Super Cup – Manchester United won the UEFA Super Cup in 1991.
- 1 UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League – Man United has also won one UEFA Europa League title in 2016-17.
- 1 FIFA Club World Cup – The Red Devils also have a FIFA Club World Cup title in the list. The club won the Club World Cup in 2008 held in Japan.
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