December 8, 2021
Manchester United Football Club is an English football club that plays in the Premier League. The club was founded in 1878, under the name Newton Heath LYR Football Club, and was elected to The Football League in 1892. In 1902 the club got its current name. The Red Devils, nicknamed Manchester United, have played their home games at Old Trafford in Manchester since 1910. Manchester United is one of the most winning clubs in England, with a total of 66 trophies. They have the most league championships in the English league with 20 titles. They have won the FA Cup 12 times, the League Cup five times and they also hold the record for winning the FA Community Shield with 21 victories, including divisions. The club has won the Champions League three times, beaten only by Liverpool FC in England and by six other European teams. In addition, they have won the Europa League, Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and World Cup in football for club teams once. In 1999, Manchester United became the first English club to win The Treble - the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League in the same season. In 1958, the Munich accident claimed the lives of eight of Manchester United's players. In 1968, under the leadership of manager Matt Busby, the club became the first English football club to win the League Winners' Cup. The manager from November 1986 to July 2013, Alex Ferguson, won 38 titles with the club. During Alex Ferguson's managerial career, the club became one of England's most winning football teams. Manchester United is one of the richest and most popular clubs in the world. The club was in July 2011, ranked in Forbes as the world's most valuable sports club, with an estimated value of 1.86 billion USD (10.88 billion NOK). The club came in third place in the Forbes overview for club income in 2018 with an income of 6.5 billion kroner. The club was introduced on the London Stock Exchange in 1991, but was acquired by Malcolm Glazer in May 2005 in a deal that valued the club at almost GBP 800 million (NOK 7.29 billion). For the 2017-18 season, Manchester United had Europe's highest total attendance at home games in the league with 1,424,544. On average, 74,976 came to every home game; the third highest average in Europe behind Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.