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Manchester United
Manchester United's crest
Full name Manchester United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Red Devils[1]
Founded 1878, as Newton Heath L&YR F.C.
Ground Old Trafford
(Capacity: 75,957[2])
Owner Malcolm Glazer
Co-chairmen Joel & Avram Glazer
Manager Alex Ferguson
League Premier League
2008–09 Premier League, 1st
A red shirt with a black collar and a shallow black chevron on the chest. <a name=.White shorts with a red stripe on either side.^ The traditional club colours are red, white and black (red shirts, white shorts).
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^ The new predominately white number blends well with a navy blue collar and 2 thin navy stripes on either side of the shirt.

^ In 1902, the side became officially known as Manchester United and the club colours changed from green and gold to red and white.
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Home colours
A black shirt with a shallow blue chevron on the chest. <a name=.Black shorts with a blue stripe on either side.^ The new predominately white number blends well with a navy blue collar and 2 thin navy stripes on either side of the shirt.

^ Their novel change kit design featured three narrow vertical stripes on the left hand side of the shirt and black shorts, which were frequently paired with their red shirts away from home.
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^ From what I’ve heard, the United away shirt will be like this, except in black with a blue “V”, as the side already wore white this season.
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Away colours
A white shirt with a thin blue stripe on either side and a blue collar with a red throat. <a name=.Blue shorts with a white stripe on either side.^ The new predominately white number blends well with a navy blue collar and 2 thin navy stripes on either side of the shirt.

^ SV Manchester Utd in white shirts and shorts & Aston Villa in stripes walking onto Wembley pitch for 1957 FA Cup Final.
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^ First it was yellow green shirts, and then became red and white and plain white shirts, worn with blue shorts.
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.White socks with a blue stripe on either side."^ The new predominately white number blends well with a navy blue collar and 2 thin navy stripes on either side of the shirt.

^ For their change kit, the team wore blue and white stripes until the 1920s with a couple of exceptions.
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^ Home: Light blue shirts, white shorts, blue socks.
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Third colours
Current season
.Manchester United Football Club is an English Premier League football club which plays at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester.^ Tags: english premier league , Football , Manchester United , epl , premierleague , Soccer .
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^ "The words "Football Club" were dropped by Manchester United."
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^ Poor Manchester United 5-0 Wigan Old Trafford 30/12/2009   Premier-League Videos .
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.The club was formed as Newton Heath in 1878, joined the Football League in 1892, and has played in the top division of English football since 1938 with the exception of the 1974–75 season.^ Which football club plays at pride park?
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^ English football clubs (41) .
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^ The club was a founding member of the Premier League in 1992, and has played in the top division of English football since 1938, with the exception of the 1974-75 season.
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.Average attendances at the club have been higher than any other team in English football for all but six seasons since 1964–65.^ English football clubs (41) .
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^ The club has had the highest average attendance in English football for the past 34 seasons, with the exception of 1987-1989.
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^ English football for all but six seasons since 1964–65.
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[3]
.Manchester United are the reigning English champions, having won the 2008–09 Premier League, as well as the Football League Cup holders.^ Manchester United 08/09 Premier League Winners T-Shirt $24.99 .
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^ Manchester United Football Club - anagrams .
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^ Train with your favorite English Premier League champions, Manchester United !
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.The club is one of the most successful in the history of English football and has won 26 major honours since Alex Ferguson became manager in November 1986. In 1968, they became the first English club to win the European Cup, beating Benfica 4–1. They won a second European Cup as part of a Treble in 1999, and a third in 2008, before finishing runner-up in 2009.^ Ryan Giggs is the most decorated player in English football history.
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^ Alex Ferguson became Man Utd football manager in 1986.
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^ Back in 1968, they became the first English club to win the European Cup beating Benfica 41.
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The club holds the joint record for the most English league titles with 18 and also holds the record for the most FA Cup wins with 11.[4]
.Since the late 1990s, the club has been one of the richest in the world with the highest revenue of any football club,[5] and is currently ranked as the richest and most valuable club in any sport worldwide, with an estimated value of around £1.136 billion (1.319 billion / $1.870 billion) as of April 2009.[6] Manchester United was a founding member of the now defunct G-14 group of Europe's leading football clubs,[7] and its replacement, the European Club Association.^ Manchester United the acquisition of the -- on now that.
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^ Manchester United found at 0:42 .
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^ Also known as: Club Football 2005: Manchester United .
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[8]
.Alex Ferguson has been manager of the club since 6 November 1986, joining from Aberdeen after the departure of Ron Atkinson.^ Alex Ferguson became Man Utd football manager in 1986.
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^ The board had seen enough and Atkinson was promptly replaced by Alex Ferguson from Aberdeen in 1986.
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^ Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.
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[9] The current club captain is Gary Neville, who succeeded Roy Keane in November 2005.[10]

History

Early years (1878–1945)

The Manchester United team at the start of the 1905–06 season in which they were runners-up in the Second Division and promoted
Chart showing the progress of Manchester United F.C. through the English football league system since joining as Newton Heath in 1892–93 to 2007–08
.The club was formed as Newton Heath L&YR F.C. in 1878, the works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath.^ Early Years (1878-1902) Manchester United began life in 1878 as Newton Heath F.C., a team formed by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway organisation.
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^ Câu lạc bộ được hình thành với cái tên Newton Heath (L & Y.R.) F.C vào năm 1878 và là một đội làm việc thuộc ga xe lửa Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway tại Newton Heath.
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^ It was the railway that would give birth to Newton Heath FC in 1878, which was a gang of railway workers who kicked a ball about in green and gold shirts at the weekends for fun.
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[11] .The club's shirts were green and gold halves.^ Green and Gold till the club is Sold!
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^ The club's shirts were green and gold halves.
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^ Recent research by Paul Nagel indicates that the club switched from green and gold to red and white shirts sometime in 1888 or 1889 (the old green and gold halves were retained as change colours).
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They played on a small, dilapidated field on North Road for 15 years before moving to Bank Street in the nearby town of Clayton in 1893. The club had entered The Football League the previous year and began to sever its links with the rail depot, becoming an independent company, appointing a club secretary, and dropping the "L&YR" from its name to become simply Newton Heath F.C.[12] By the beginning of 1902 though, the club was on the verge of bankruptcy with debts of £2,670, equivalent to about £210,000 as of 2010.[13][14] The club's finances had been hit by a combination of dropping attendances and the "body blow" of the expense of a court case it had initiated against the Birmingham Daily Gazette newspaper and one of its reporters following a 4–1 defeat of West Bromwich on 14 October 1893: "It wasn't football" the newspaper reported, "it was simply brutality and if these are the tactics Newton Heath are compelled to adopt to win their matches, the sooner the Football Association deal severely with them the better it will be for the game generally." The judge who heard the case eventually awarded Newton Heath one farthing in damages and ordered that each side should pay its own costs.[15]
.At a creditor's meeting held early in 1902 the club secretary, James West, reported that Newton Heath needed £2,000 to survive.^ The Newton Heath era (1878-1902) .
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^ Formed as Newton Heath L&YR F.C in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902.
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^ The club had entered the Football League the previous year and began to sever its links with the rail depot, becoming an independent company, appointing a club secretary and dropping the "L&YR" from their name to become simply Newton Heath F.C..

.Club captain Harry Stafford then announced that he was in contact with four local businessmen, each of whom was prepared to invest £500 in return for a direct interest in running the club; having few other options, the Newton Heath directors agreed to the proposal.^ Our move for Adem Ljajic fell through a few months ago with the club claiming they were no longer interested in signing him.
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^ Formed as Newton Heath L&YR F.C in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902.
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^ Legend has it that a St Bernard dog belonging to the club captain wandered off from a fundraising event and was rescued by local brewer, John Henry Davies.
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.One of the four investors was J. H. Davies, managing director of Manchester Breweries.^ In 1902, Cheadle born John Henry Davies , the Managing Director of Manchester Breweries saved the Club from bankruptcy with debts of over £2,500.

^ His fortunate meeting with local brewery owner, John Davies, resulted in Davies buying the club, paying off their debts, and initiating a fresh start for Manchester United.
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^ Manchester United have won four straight League games, scoring 15 goals and conceding just the one – that consolation effort...
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[16] Legend has it that Stafford was showing off his prized St. Bernard dog at a club fund-raising event when Davies approached him to buy the animal. .Stafford declined, but was able to persuade Davies to invest in the club and become its chairman.^ Stafford declined, but persuaded Davies to invest in the club and become chairman.
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^ Stafford declined, but was able to persuade Davies to invest in the club and become club chairman.
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^ The offer was declined; instead Davies was persuaded to invest in the Club and become its new Chairman.

[17] .It was decided at one of the early board meetings that the club should have a change of name to reflect its fresh start.^ The Board changed the name to Manchester United Football Club to reflect the team's new start.

^ It was decided at one of the early board meetings that the club required a change of name to reflect the fresh start they had been afforded.
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^ Formed as Newton Heath L&YR F.C in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902.
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Manchester Central and Manchester Celtic were among the names suggested, before Louis Rocca, a young immigrant from Italy, said "Gentlemen, why don't we call ourselves Manchester United?"[18] The name stuck, and Manchester United officially came into existence on 26 April 1902. Davies also decided it would be appropriate to change the club's colours, abandoning the white and navy of Newton Heath[19] for red, white, and black.[20]
.Ernest Mangnall was appointed as club secretary after James West resigned on 28 September 1903.[21] Mangnall was charged with trying to get the club into the First Division, but fell just short of that target at the first attempt, finishing third in Division Two at the end of the 1903–04 season.^ Shares in the club fell when it appeared that he would not stay on after the end of this season.

^ J Ernest Mangnall was also brought in as Secretary-Manager and charged with the task of returning United to the First Division.
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^ Their new secretary Ernest Mangnall appointed in 1902 was tasked with getting the team into the 1st Division .

[22] .Mangnall decided that it was necessary to bring in some fresh faces to the club, and signed players such as Harry Moger in goal, Dick Duckworth at half-back and Jack Picken up front, but it was another new half-back by the name of Charlie Roberts who made the biggest impact.^ Mangnall decided that it was necessary to bring in some fresh faces to the club, and signed players such as Harry Moger in goal, Dick Duckworth at half-back and John Picken up front, but it was another new half-back by the name of Charlie Roberts who made the biggest impact.

^ Mangnall decided that it was necessary to bring in some fresh faces to the club, and signed players such as Harry Moger in goal, Dick Duckworth at half-back and Jack Picken up front, but it was another new half-back by the name of Charlie Roberts who made the biggest impact.
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^ Whilst many of the big money signings have struggled for form and fitness, those sneaking up from the old second division are still adapting to their new surroundings.
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.Roberts cost the club £400 from Grimsby Town in 1904 and became club captain, playing for the team until 1914 and leading them to all their major successes of the early 1900s.^ She became the youngest player ever to play in the team.
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^ Average attendances at the club have been higher than any other team in English football for all but six seasons since 196465.
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^ The club did not see success again until the 1990s and early 2000s when Alex Ferguson guided it to eight league championships in eleven years, most recently in the 2002-3 season.
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[23]
.It was not long, however, before the club was at last promoted to the First Division for the first time under their new name, finishing in second place in the 1905–06 Second Division.^ The 1905-06 season saw them finish second in the 2nd Division promotion to the 1st Division .

^ It was not long, however, before the club was at last promoted to the First Division for the first time under their new name, finishing in second place in the 1905–06 Second Division.
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^ Second is the new first?
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.A season of consolidation followed, with the club finishing in eighth, before they finally won their first league title in 1908. Manchester City had recently been under investigation for paying some of their players a salary over the amount allowed by FA regulations.^ A season of consolidation followed, with the club finishing in 8th, before they finally won their first league title in 1908.

^ Manchester City had recently been under investigation for paying some of their players a salary over the amount allowed by FA regulations.
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^ A season of consolidation followed, with the club finishing in eighth, before they finally won their first league title in 1908.
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.They were fined £250 and eighteen of their players were banned from playing for them ever again.^ They were fined £250 and eighteen of their players were banned from playing for them ever again.
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^ FIFA have told Chelsea they cannot recall any players currently away from the club on season-long loans under the terms of their transfer ban.
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^ When players play together they build understandings with each other and their jobs become easier as they almost kinetically know what team mates are going to do, … 0 comments .

.United were quick to pounce on the situation, picking up Billy Meredith (the Welsh Wizard) and Sandy Turnbull, amongst others.^ United's number one pick up.
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^ United were quick to pounce on the situation, picking up Billy Meredith (the Welsh Wizard) and Sandy Turnbull, amongst others.

^ United were quick to pounce on the situation, picking up Billy Meredith (the Welsh Wizard) and Sandy Turnbull , amongst others.
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.The new boys from across town were ineligible to play until New Year's Day 1907, due to their suspension, so it was left until the 1907–08 season for them to make a proper impact on United's bid for the title.^ The new boys from across town were ineligible to play until New Year's Day 1907, due to their suspension, so it was left until the 1907-08 season for them to make a proper impact on United's bid for the title.

^ The new boys from across town were ineligible to play until New Year's Day 1907, due to their suspension, so it was left until the 1907–08 season for them to make a proper impact on United's bid for the title.
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^ United make Valencia bid!
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.And that they did, getting the campaign off to a storming start, with a 2–1 victory over Sheffield United, beginning a run of ten consecutive victories.^ And that they did, getting the campaign off to a storming start, with a 2–1 victory over Sheffield United, beginning a run of ten consecutive victories.
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^ And that they did, getting the campaign off to a storming start, with a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United, beginning a run of ten consecutive victories.

^ Chelsea didn’t have a tough run to the Final only needing to get past Barnet, Sheffield Wednesday, Oxford United, Wolves and Luton.

.Despite a shaky end to the season, United managed to hang on and finished the season nine points ahead of their closest rivals, Aston Villa.^ United hang on to six-point lead .
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^ Aston Villa vs. Manchester United .
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^ Everton is nine points ahead of Fulham in… .
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.The following season began with United picking up another piece of silverware, the first ever Charity Shield,[24] and ended with another, the club's first FA Cup title, sowing the seeds for what has become a record number of FA Cup titles.^ David McCullum then picked up number 2.
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^ The first piece of Manchester United silverware, the Charity Shield was acquired in the 1909-10 season.

^ The FA Cup title was also awarded to them that year.

.Just as they were in the club's first title-winning campaign, Turnbull and Meredith were instrumental in this season, Turnbull scoring the winner in the FA Cup Final.^ FA Cup winners .
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^ However, the season was capped by the club's first Cup Winners' Cup title, beating Barcelona 2–1 in the final in Rotterdam .
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^ FA Cup winners (41) .
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.The club had to wait another two years before winning any more silverware, winning the First Division for the second time in the 1910–11 season.^ The club had to wait another two years before winning any more silverware, winning the First Division for the second time in the 1910–11 season.
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^ He had two wins in the current season.
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^ For the first time in nine years, the two players will compete against one another.
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.In the meantime, United moved to their new ground at Old Trafford.^ In the meantime, United moved to their new ground at Old Trafford.
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^ The Old Trafford Lodge, a superb new...
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^ However, it was going to be an "out with the old and in with the new" attitude for Alex and he brought in Viv Anderson, Steve Bruce, Brian McClair and Jim Leighton to help United.
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.They played their first game there on 19 February 1910 against Liverpool, but lost 4–3 having thrown away a 3–0 lead.^ They played their first game there on 19 February 1910 against Liverpool , but lost 4–3 having thrown away a 3–0 lead.
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^ The inaugural game was played on 19 February 1910 against Liverpool F.C., and resulted in a 4–3 win for the visitors.
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^ They played their first game there on 19 February 1910 against Liverpool, but lost 4-3 having thrown away a 3-0 lead.

.They then went trophyless again in the 1911–12 season, which not only proved to be the last with Mangnall in charge (he moved to Manchester City after ten years with United), but also the last time the club won the First Division for 41 years, the longest they have gone without winning the league in their history.^ Half-time Chelsea 0 Manchester United 0 .
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^ In 1994, Manchester United hammered Manchester City 5-0.

^ Manchester City , who were playing in the First Division, also did well that season.

.For the next ten years, the club went into a state of gradual decline before being relegated back down to Division Two in 1922. They were promoted again in 1925, but struggled to get into the top half of the table, and were relegated again in 1931. In the eight years leading up to the Second World War, the club became somewhat of a yo-yo club, reaching their all-time lowest position of 20th in Division Two in 1934. They were promoted and relegated once again before being promoted in the penultimate season before the Second World War.^ Roberts did have an impact on the club when in the following season they finished second and got their promotion to Division 1.
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^ A gradual decline and relegation to the 2nd Division occurred in 1922.

^ Below the final dotted line - relegation to the Championship (second division) for next year.
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.They guaranteed their place in the top flight for after the war by finishing in 14th in the 1938–39 season.^ They were promoted and relegated once again before being promoted in the penultimate season before World War II. They guaranteed their place in the top flight for after the war by finishing in 14th in the 1938-39 season.

^ They guaranteed their place in the top flight for after the war by finishing in 14th in the 1938–39 season.
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^ In the 1913-14 season United finished in 14th place.

Busby years (1945–1969)

.1945 saw the appointment of Matt Busby as manager .^ The Busby years (1945-1969) 1945 saw the appointment of Matt Busby to the manager's post at Old Trafford.

^ The Busby years (1945–1969) 1945 saw the appointment of Matt Busby to the manager's post at Old Trafford.
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^ Before his appointment as Manchester United manager in 1945, football managers' roles were ostensibly what we would now consider coach’s to be.
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.His approach was novel, insisting that he be allowed to pick his own team, choose which players to sign and direct the team's training sessions himself.^ He took a then-unheard of approach to his job, insisting that he be allowed to pick his own team, choose which players to sign and direct the team's training sessions himself.

^ He took an uncommon approach to his job, insisting that he be allowed to pick his own team, choose which players to sign and direct the team's training sessions himself.
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^ This success was due mainly to Matt Busby's unique approach of selecting the team; choosing which players to sign and personally conducting the team's training sessions.

.He had already missed out on the manager's job at his former club, Liverpool, because the club saw those tasks as jobs for the directors, but United decided to take a chance on Busby's innovative ideas.^ He had already missed out on the manager's job at his former club, Liverpool F.C., because the club saw those tasks as jobs for the directors, but United decided to take a chance on Busby's innovative ideas.

^ He had already missed out on the manager's job at his former club, Liverpool, because the club saw those tasks as jobs for the directors, but United decided to take a chance on Busby's innovative ideas.
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^ Try your hand at coaching english soccer (football) teams and play with professional clubs, like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and...
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.Busby's first signing was not a player, but a new assistant manager by the name of Jimmy Murphy.^ Oddly, Busby first signing was ex football player Jimmy Murphy but his role would not be on the pitch but as Busby’s assistant.
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^ With Busby recovering from his injuries, Jimmy Murphy became acting manager.
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^ Busby's first signing was not a player, but a new assistant manager by the name of Jimmy Murphy.

.The risk the club had taken in appointing Busby paid immediate dividends, with the club finishing second in the league in 1947, 1948 and 1949 and winning the FA Cup in 1948, thanks in part to the locally born trio of Stan Pearson, Jack Rowley and Charlie Mitten (Rowley and Pearson both scored in the 1948 Cup Final), as well as the centre-half from the North-East, Allenby Chilton.^ This was Chelsea's first FA Cup win over Arsenal since 1947.
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^ FA Cup năm 1948.
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^ Man United wins League Cup semi final?
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.Charlie Mitten had fled to Colombia in search of a better salary, but the remainder of United's old heads managed to win the First Division title back in 1952. Busby knew, however, that football teams required more than just experience in the side, and so he adopted a policy of bringing in players from the youth team whenever possible.^ I am more Messi fan than any team’s fan.
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^ "The team is better than people think."
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^ Manchester United ( football team not city ) ?
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.At first, the young players such as Roger Byrne, Bill Foulkes, Mark Jones and Dennis Viollet, took time to bed themselves into the side, sliding to a low of eighth place in 1953, but the team won the league again in 1956 with an average age of only 22, scoring 103 goals in the process.^ At first, the young players such as Roger Byrne, Bill Foulkes, Mark Jones and Dennis Viollet, took time to bed themselves into the side, sliding to a low of 8th place in 1953, but the team won the league again in 1956 with an average age of only 22, scoring 103 goals in the process.

^ When Manchester United had won the title in 1956, they had boasted the youngest average age – at 22 – of any side ever to do so.
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^ At first, the young players such as Roger Byrne , Bill Foulkes , Mark Jones and Dennis Viollet , took time to bed themselves into the side, sliding to a low of eighth place in 1953, but the team won the league again in 1956 with an average age of only 22, scoring 103 goals in the process.
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.The youth policy set in motion by Busby has now become a hallmark of the most successful periods in the club's history (the mid-1950s, mid-to-late-1960s and 1990s).^ The youth policy set in motion by Busby has now become a hallmark of the most successful periods in the club's history (the mid-1950s, mid-to-late-1960s and 1990s).
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^ Manchester United is one of the most successful football clubs in English football history, having won the FA Premier League/Football League 16 times, FA Cup 11 times, the League Cup twice, the European Cup twice, the UEFA Cup Winners Cup once, the Intercontinental Cup once and the European Super Cup once.
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^ The club did not see success again until the 1990s and early 2000s when Alex Ferguson guided it to eight league championships in eleven years, most recently in the 2002-3 season.
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.Busby's original "crop" of youth players was referred to as the Busby Babes, the jewel in the crown of which was a wing-half named Duncan Edwards.^ The real jewel in the crown of the Man Utd youth system was a wing-half named Duncan Edwards.

^ But the man who arguably captured the essence of the so-called ‘Busby Babes’ was the wing half, Duncan Edwards.
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^ Busby's original "crop" of youth players was referred to as the Busby Babes , the jewel in the crown of which was a wing-half named Duncan Edwards .
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.The boy from Dudley in the West Midlands made his United début at the age of just 16 back in 1953. It was said that Edwards could play at any position on the field, and many who saw him play said that he was the greatest player ever.^ Many players were told they could never play for City again.
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^ The boy from Dudley in the West Midlands made his United début at the age of just 16 back in 1953.
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^ Many have already termed him the greatest ever Liverpool player in the history.
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.The following season, 1956–57, they won the league again and reached the FA Cup final, losing to Aston Villa.^ The following season, 65,000 watched a FA Cup tie against Aston Villa .

^ The team won the FA Cup in 1963; other championships followed.
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^ In 1991 they reached the final of the League Cup eventually losing to Sheffield Wednesday.

.They also became the first English team to compete in the European Cup, at the behest of the FA, who had denied Chelsea the same opportunity the previous season, and reached the semi-final, only to be knocked out by Real Madrid.^ Liverpool's miserable season continues as Reading knock them out of the FA Cup....
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^ In 1968, they became the first English club to win the European Cup , beating Benfica 4–1.
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^ It was the first FA Cup final to be played at the new Wembley.

.En route to the semi-final, United also recorded a win that still stands as their biggest win in all competitions, beating Belgian champions Anderlecht 10–0 at Maine Road.^ En route to the semi-final, United also recorded a win that still stands as their biggest win in all competitions, beating Belgian champions Anderlecht 10–0 at Maine Road.
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^ This is still a United record in competition football.
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^ On the route to the semi-final, United also recorded a win that still stands as their biggest win in all competitions, beating Belgian champions Anderlecht 10-0 at Maine Road.

A plaque at Old Trafford in honour of the players who died in the Munich air disaster
.Tragedy struck the following season, when the plane carrying the team home from a European Cup match crashed on take-off at a refuelling stop in Munich, Germany.^ Tragedy struck the following season, when the plane carrying the team home from a European Cup match crashed on take-off at a refuelling stop in Munich, Germany.

^ What are the Season Ticket requirements regarding home cup matches?
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^ But tragedy struck 12 months on when the plane carrying the team home from a European night crashed, killing eight players.

.The Munich air disaster of 6 February 1958 claimed the lives of eight players – Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor and Liam "Billy" Whelan – and another fifteen passengers, including United staff members Walter Crickmer, Bert Whalley and Tom Curry.^ The Munich air disaster of 6 February 1958 claimed the lives of eight players - Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor and Liam "Billy" Whelan - and another fifteen passengers, including United staff members Walter Crickmer, Bert Whalley and Tom Curry.

^ Munich air disaster · Busby Babes .
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^ Munich air disaster .
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[25] .There had already been two attempted take-offs before the fatal third, which was caused by a build-up of slush at the end of the runway slowing the plane down to a speed insufficient for take-off.^ There had already been two attempted take-offs before the fatal third, which was caused by a build-up of slush at the end of the runway slowing the plane down to a speed insufficient for take-off.
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^ There has been a build-up of fluid as well.

^ For a third time the pilot attempted to take off, and this time the plane began to advance down the runway.
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.The plane skidded off the end of the runway, through a fence and into an unoccupied house.^ The plane skidded off the end of the runway, through a fence and into an unoccupied house.
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^ There had already been two attempted take-offs before the fatal third, which was caused by a build-up of slush at the end of the runway slowing the plane down to a speed insufficient for take-off.
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^ Whilst flying home from Munich airport, after a European game, the plane carrying the entire Man United team careered off the runway and crashed into a nearby building.
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.United goalkeeper Harry Gregg managed to maintain consciousness after the crash, and through fear of the plane exploding at any second, he grabbed both Bobby Charlton – who had made his United début less than 18 months earlier – and Dennis Viollet by their waistbands and dragged them to safety.^ United goalkeeper Harry Gregg managed to maintain consciousness after the crash, and through fear of the plane exploding at any second, he grabbed both Bobby Charlton — who had made his United début less than 18 months earlier — and Dennis Viollet by their waistbands and dragged them to safety.
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^ United goalkeeper Harry Gregg managed to maintain consciousness after the crash, and through fear of the plane exploding at any second, he grabbed both Bobby Charlton - who had made his United début less than 18 months earlier - and Dennis Viollet by their waistbands and dragged them to safety.

^ Law is also United's second highest goalscorer behind Bobby Charlton.
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.Seven United players died at the scene, while Duncan Edwards died a fortnight later in hospital.^ United's best midfield player since Duncan Edwards.
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^ Seven United players died at the scene, while Duncan Edwards died a fortnight later in hospital.
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^ Seven members of the team died in the crash, and an eighth ( Duncan Edwards ) was to die later from serious injuries.
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.Right-winger Johnny Berry also survived the accident, but injuries sustained in the accident brought his football career to a premature end.^ Right-winger Johnny Berry also survived the accident, but injuries sustained in the accident brought his football career to a premature end.
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^ He ended his professional footballing career at Manchester United where he won four Premiership titles in five years, including two league and FA Cup "doubles".
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^ Eight team members were killed, and two players suffered career-ending injuries.
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.Matt Busby was not given much hope of survival by the Munich doctors, and was even given the Last Rites at one point, but recovered and was finally let out of hospital after over two months.^ Matt Busby 0 points .
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^ Matt Busby himself was in hospital for two months recovering from multiple injuries.
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^ Matt Busby was not given much hope of survival by the Munich doctors, and was even given the Last Rites at one point, but recovered miraculously and was finally let out of hospital after having spent over two months there.
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.There were rumours of the club folding and withdrawing from all competitions, but with Jimmy Murphy taking over as manager while Busby recovered from his injuries, the club continued playing with a makeshift side.^ There were rumours of the club folding and withdrawing from all competitions, but with Jimmy Murphy taking over as manager while Busby recovered from his injuries, the club continued playing with a makeshift side.
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^ There were rumours of the club folding and withdrawing from competitions, but with Jimmy Murphy taking over as manager while Busby recovered from his injuries, the club continued playing with a makeshift side.

^ He had already missed out on the manager's job at his former club, Liverpool F.C., because the club saw those tasks as jobs for the directors, but United decided to take a chance on Busby's innovative ideas.

.Despite the accident, they reached the FA Cup final again, where they lost to Bolton Wanderers.^ Despite the accident, they reached the FA Cup final again, where they lost to Bolton Wanderers.
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^ On this occassion, they lost to Bolton Wanderers .

^ Despite the accident, they reached the FA Cup final again, where they lost to Bolton.

.At the end of the season, UEFA offered the FA the opportunity to submit both United and the eventual champions, Wolverhampton Wanderers, for the 1958–59 European Cup as a tribute to the victims, but the FA declined.^ United lose in the FA Cup to Everton .

^ European Cup / UEFA Champions League: 2 1968, 1999 .
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^ At the end of the season, UEFA offered the FA the opportunity to submit both United and the eventual champions, Wolverhampton Wanderers , for the 1958–59 European Cup as a tribute to the victims, but the FA declined.
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.United managed to push Wolves right to the wire the following season, finishing in second place.^ United won the 2006 League Cup and finished the league in second place.

^ United managed to push Wolves right to the wire the following season, finishing in a creditable 2nd place; not bad for a team that had lost nine first-team players to the Munich air disaster.

^ In the 1913-14 season United finished in 14th place.

.Busby rebuilt the team throughout the early 1960s, signing players such as Denis Law and Pat Crerand, all the while nurturing his new generation of youngsters.^ Busby rebuilt the team throughout the early 1960s, signing players such as Denis Law and Pat Crerand , all the while nurturing his new generation of youngsters.
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^ Busby rebuilt the team throughout the early 1960s, signing players such as Denis Law and Pat Crerand, all the while nurturing his new generation of youngsters.

^ This success was due mainly to Matt Busby's unique approach of selecting the team; choosing which players to sign and personally conducting the team's training sessions.

.Perhaps the most famous of this new batch was a young man from Belfast named George Best.^ Perhaps the most famous of this new batch was a young man from Belfast named George Best.

^ Perhaps the most famous of this new batch was a young man from Belfast named George Best .
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^ Manchester United is the biggest football club in the world.The famous red shirt has been worn by some of the best players the game has ever seen, and the name Manchester United is known throughout the footballing world.
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.Best had a natural athleticism rarely seen, but his most valuable asset was his close control of a football.^ Best had a natural athleticism rarely seen, but his most valuable asset was his close control of a football.
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^ Best had a natural athleticism not seen very often, but his most valuable asset was his close control of a football.

^ They are the most valuable football club in the world - worth ...
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.His quick feet allowed him to pass through almost any gap in the opposition defence, no matter how small.^ His quick feet allowed him to pass through almost any gap in the opposition defence, no matter how small.
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^ I am United through and through no matter what.
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^ Truely when you watch Man Utd or Chelsea play teams like Barca it’s incredible to see how every player on Man Utd or Chelsea are almost always in the exact perfect position, so that no matter where the other team passes the ball there is a defender within a few feet, and there’s nowhere to go.
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.The team won the FA Cup in 1963, albeit finishing in 19th place in the First Division.^ The team won the FA Cup in 1963; other championships followed.
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^ The team won the FA Cup in 1963 , albeit finishing in 19th place in the First Division.
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^ The FA Cup was also won, making United the first team to win the ‘double double’.
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.The FA Cup triumph seemed to reinvigorate the players, who helped the club to second place in 1964, and then went one better by winning the league in 1965 and 1967. United won the European Cup in 1968, beating Eusébio's Benfica 4–1 in the final, becoming the first English club to win the competition.^ European Cup final, May 29, 1968 .

^ In 1968, they became the first English club to win the European Cup , beating Benfica 4–1.
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^ In 1968 they became the first English club to lift the European Cup, beating Benfica 4-1, a title they regained in 1999, when they won it as part of an unprecedented treble.
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.This United team was notable for containing three European Footballers of the Year: Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and George Best.^ Along with Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, George Best played crucial role behind United’s dominating form in 1960s.
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^ Manchester United ( football team not city ) ?
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^ Football legend George Best dies .
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.Matt Busby resigned as manager in 1969 and was replaced by the reserve team coach and former United player, Wilf McGuinness.^ Matt Busby resigned as manager in 1969 and was replaced by the reserve-team coach and former United player, Wilf McGuinness.

^ Matt Busby resigned as manager in 1969 and was replaced by the reserve team coach and former United player, Wilf McGuinness .
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^ Matt Busby was replaced by Wilf McGuiness the reserve team manager after he resigned in 1969.

1969–1986

Manchester United badge in the 1960s
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The coat of arms of Manchester City Council, upon which the crest of Manchester United was based.
^ Manchester United vs Hull City .

^ The badge is derived from the crest of the city of Manchester.
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^ Manchester United ( football team not city ) ?
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The arms are used by the club on prestigious occasions
.United struggled to replace Busby, and the team struggled under Wilf McGuinness in the 1969–70 season, finishing a disappointing eighth, and following a poor start to the 1970–71 season, McGuinness was demoted back to the position of reserve team coach.^ Topic: Manchester United under Busby .
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^ United’s reserve team coach, Wilf McGuinness, inherited Busby’s job, but he took over a team in transition.
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^ Matt Busby resigned as manager in 1969 and was replaced by the reserve-team coach and former United player, Wilf McGuinness.

.Busby was coaxed back to the club, albeit only for six months.^ Busby was coaxed back to the club, albeit only for six months.
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^ Since then he has gone on to show that not only is he the best left back at the club (he saw off Gabriel Heinze who was pretty good … .

^ Lansdowne has been buying and selling shares in the club for the last eighteen months and held nearly six per cent in June.

.Results got better with Busby's guidance, but he finally left the club for the last time in the summer of 1971. In the meantime, United had lost a number of high-profile players such as Nobby Stiles and Pat Crerand.^ In the meantime, United had lost a number of high-profile players such as Nobby Stiles and Pat Crerand.
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^ Results got better with Busby's guidance, but he finally left the club for the last time in the summer of 1971.
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^ Last weekend United lost to Aston Villa despite dominating much of the game.

.Despite approaching Celtic's European Cup-winning manager, Jock Stein, for the manager's job – Stein had agreed a verbal contract to join United, but pulled out at the last minute – Frank O'Farrell was appointed as Busby's successor.^ Despite approaching Celtic 's European Cup-winning manager, Jock Stein , for the manager's job – Stein had agreed a verbal contract to join United, but pulled out at the last minute – Frank O'Farrell was appointed as Busby's successor.
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^ United tried, and ultimately failed, to recruit Celtic’s European Cup winning manager, Jock Stein, to the manager’s position.
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^ Despite approaching Celtic's European Cup-winning manager, Jock Stein, for the manager's job — Stein had agreed a verbal contract to join United, but pulled out at the last minute — Frank O'Farrell was appointed as Busby's successor.
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.However, like McGuinness, O'Farrell only lasted less than 18 months, the only difference between the two being that O'Farrell reacted to the team's poor form by bringing in some fresh talent, most specifically Martin Buchan from Aberdeen for £125,000. Tommy Docherty became manager at the end of 1972. Docherty, or "the Doc", saved United from relegation that season but they were relegated in 1974, by which time the golden trio of Best, Law and Charlton had left the club.^ Even with the clean sheets, United have not been dominating like they did last season.
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^ The team's form collapsed, however, and United finished the season in fourth place.
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^ Have teams attacked United anymore than last year?
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.Denis Law had moved to Manchester City in the summer of 1973, and ended up scoring the goal that many people say relegated United, and politely refused to celebrate the goal with his team mates.^ United, and politely refused to celebrate the goal with his team mates.
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^ He's in a great goal scoring form and that's what Manchester United needs at the moment."
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^ Denis Law had moved to Manchester City in the summer of 1973, and ended up scoring the goal that many people [ who?
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.Players like Lou Macari, Stewart Houston and Brian Greenhoff were brought in to replace Best, Law and Charlton, but none could live up to the stature of the three that came before.^ Players like Lou Macari, Stuart Houston and Brian Greenhoff were brought in in to replace Best, Law and Charlton, but none could live up to the stature of the three that came before.

^ Players like Lou Macari , Stewart Houston and Brian Greenhoff were brought in to replace Best, Law and Charlton, but none could live up to the stature of the three that came before.
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^ Players like Lou Macari, Stewart Houston and Brian Greenhoff were brought in to replace Best, Law and Charlton, but none could live up to the stature of the three that came before.
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.The team won promotion at the first attempt, with a young Steve Coppell making his début towards the end of that season, having joined from Tranmere Rovers, and reached the FA Cup final in 1976, but were beaten by Southampton.^ The team won promotion at the first attempt, with a young Steve Coppell making his début towards the end of that season, having joined from Tranmere Rovers, and reached the FA Cup final in 1976, but were beaten by Southampton.

^ United also reached the first of consecutive FA Cup Finals, losing 0-1 to Second Division Southampton.
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^ The FA Cup was also won, making United the first team to win the ‘double double’.
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.They reached the final again in 1977, beating Liverpool 2–1. In spite of this success and his popularity with the supporters, Docherty was sacked soon after the final when he was found to have had an affair with the physiotherapist's wife.^ In spite of this success and his popularity with the supporters, Docherty was sacked soon after the final when he was found to have had an affair with the physiotherapist's wife.
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^ They reached the final again in 1977, beating Liverpool 2–1.
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^ They reached the final again in 1977, beating Liverpool.

.Dave Sexton replaced Docherty as manager in the summer of 1977, and made the team play in a more defensive formation.^ Dave Sexton replaced Docherty as manager in the summer of 1977, and made the team play in a more defensive formation.
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^ The Doc, however, was then given the boot too and replaced with Dave Sexton, who seemed to want to turn United from attack into defence.
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^ The NASL teams generally won more, but they were playing weaker opposition than in years past, making the victories somewhat pyhrric.
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.This style was unpopular with supporters, who were used to the attacking football preferred by Docherty and Busby.^ So english style attacking football will continue.
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^ This style was unpopular with supporters, who were used to the attacking football preferred by Docherty and Busby.
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^ This move was met with opposition from some supporters, who viewed it as a move away from the club's footballing roots and more into the business side of the game.
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.Major signings under Sexton included Joe Jordan, Gordon McQueen, Gary Bailey and Ray Wilkins, but Sexton's defensive United failed to break out of mid-table obscurity, only once finishing in the top two, and only reached the FA Cup final once, losing to Arsenal.^ Man United vs. Arsenal (FA Cup) .
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^ Liverpool draw Arsenal in FA Cup .
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^ United also reached the first of consecutive FA Cup Finals, losing 0-1 to Second Division Southampton.
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.Because of this lack of trophies, Sexton was sacked in 1981, even though he won his last seven games in charge.^ Because of this lack of trophies, Sexton was sacked in 1981, even though he won his last seven games in charge.
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^ During his illustrious career, Kathy Whitworth won the Vare Trophy for record seven times in between 1965 and 1972.
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^ Reply JLC21 says: December 5th, 2009 at 14:18 Gibson is not even in the travel party for today’s game, so he obviously won’t start.
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.He was replaced by the flamboyant Ron Atkinson, whose extrovert attitude was reflected in the clubs he managed.^ He was replaced by the flamboyant Ron Atkinson , whose extrovert attitude was reflected in the clubs he managed.
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^ He was replaced by the flamboyant Ron Atkinson, whose extrovert attitude was reflected in the clubs he managed.

^ Ron Atkinson’s replacement as United manager was Alex Ferguson.
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.He immediately broke the British record transfer fee to sign Bryan Robson from his old club, West Bromwich Albion.^ He immediately broke the British record transfer fee to sign Bryan Robson from his old club, West Bromwich Albion .
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^ He immediately broke the British record transfer fee to sign Bryan Robson from his old club, West Brom.

^ Best made his Manchester United debut, aged 17, on 14 September 1963 against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford in a 1-0 victory.
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.Robson developed into what many consider to have been United's best midfield player since Duncan Edwards.^ Robson would come to be touted in the future as United's best midfield player since Duncan Edwards.

^ Georgie Best Homage to United's 'Best' player.
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^ Robson developed into what many [ who?
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.Atkinson's team featured new signings such as Jesper Olsen, Paul McGrath and Gordon Strachan playing alongside former youth team players Norman Whiteside and Mark Hughes.^ She became the youngest player ever to play in the team.
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^ Atkinson's team featured new signings such as Jesper Olsen, Paul McGrath and Gordon Strachan playing alongside former youth-team players Norman Whiteside and Mark Hughes.

^ Atkinson's team featured new signings such as Jesper Olsen , Paul McGrath and Gordon Strachan playing alongside former youth team players Norman Whiteside and Mark Hughes .
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.United won the FA Cup twice in three years, in 1983 and 1985, and were overwhelming favourites to win the league in the 1985–86 season after winning their first ten league games, opening a ten-point gap over their rivals as early as October.^ They have also won the European Cup (now Champions League) twice.
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^ The FA Cup was also won, making United the first team to win the ‘double double’.
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^ This was the first of United's record eleven FA Cup titles to date.
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.The team's form collapsed, however, and United finished the season in fourth place.^ The team's form collapsed, however, and United finished the season in fourth place.
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^ In the 1913-14 season United finished in 14th place.

^ Donovan was a key member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team that exceeded expectations and advanced all the way to the medal round and a record fourth-place finish in Sydney.
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.The poor form continued into the following season, and with United on the edge of the First Division's relegation zone by the beginning of November 1986, Atkinson was sacked.^ Atkinson was finally sacked in November 1986 as United were struggling near the foot of the First Division.
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^ The poor form continued into the following season, and with United on the edge of the First Division's relegation zone by the beginning of November 1986, Atkinson was sacked.
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^ The following season began with United picking up another piece of silverware, the first ever Charity Shield,[16] and ended with another, the club's first FA Cup title, sowing the seeds for what has become a record number of FA Cup titles.
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Alex Ferguson era, pre-Treble (1986–1998)

Alex Ferguson has been manager of Manchester United since November 1986.
.Alex Ferguson arrived from Aberdeen to replace Atkinson on the very day that Atkinson was sacked, bringing with him his assistant manager, Archie Knox.^ Alex Ferguson arrived from Aberdeen to replace Atkinson on the very day that Atkinson was sacked, bringing with him his assistant manager, Archie Knox .
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^ Ron Atkinson’s replacement as United manager was Alex Ferguson.
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^ Times of India 6 days ago DOHA: Strikers Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen were among a Manchester United squad led by manager Alex Ferguson which arrived in Doha on Sunday for a short training camp.
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.Although his first match in charge, against Oxford United on 8 November 1986, resulted in a 2–0 defeat, Ferguson guided the club to an 11th place finish in the league.^ Although his first match in charge, against Oxford United on 8 November 1986, resulted in a 2–0 defeat, Ferguson guided the club to an 11th place finish in the league.
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^ United have been managed by Sir Alex Ferguson since November 1986.
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^ The end of his personal record against Sir Alex Ferguson of six unbeaten matches with Porto and Chelsea will deepen his reflectiveness.
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A second place finish in 1987–88, with Brian McClair becoming the first United player since George Best to score twenty league goals in a season, may have given fans a tiny glimpse of the future, but they soon returned to mediocrity with another 11th-place finish in 1989.
.Many of Ferguson's signings did not reach the expectations of the fans, and the manager was reportedly on the verge of being sacked at the beginning of 1990, with many believing that defeat to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup Third Round would seal his fate.^ Many of Ferguson's signings did not reach the expectations of the fans, and the manager was reportedly on the verge of being sacked at the beginning of 1990, with many believing that defeat to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup Third Round would seal his fate.
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^ FA Cup 3rd round Jan.
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^ Alex Ferguson was reportedly on the verge of being sacked at the beginning of 1990 but a Mark Robins goal gave United a narrow 1-0 win in the third round of the FA Cup over Nottingham Forest.

.A 56th-minute goal from Mark Robins won the match for United and started them on a cup run that would take them all the way to the final at Wembley, where they beat Crystal Palace 1–0 in a replay after a 3–3 draw in the original match.^ Had he played 10 more minutes we might have won it and he would have been United’s player of the match.
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^ A 56th-minute goal from Mark Robins won the match for United and started them on a cup run that would take them all the way to the final at Wembley, where they beat Crystal Palace 1–0 in a replay after a 3–3 draw in the original match.
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^ India won the match by 25 runs.
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.The following year, United reached the final of the League Cup, but lost 1–0 to former manager Ron Atkinson's Sheffield Wednesday team.^ Robson is currently the manager of Sheffield United.
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^ The following year United beat Barcelona in the final of the European Cup Winners Cup, but managed only sixth place in the league.
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^ He also closely follows one of his former teams, Manchester United.
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.However, the season was capped by the club's first Cup Winners' Cup title, beating Barcelona 2–1 in the final in Rotterdam.^ However, the season was capped by the club's first Cup Winners' Cup title, beating Barcelona 2–1 in the final in Rotterdam .
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^ The team won promotion at the first attempt, with a young Steve Coppell making his début towards the end of that season, having joined from Tranmere Rovers, and reached the FA Cup final in 1976, but were beaten by Southampton.
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^ However, the same thing happened ahead of the 2007 FA Cup final, before all talk amounted to nothing as the two teams played out a ...
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.The Cup Winners' Cup triumph allowed the team to play in the 1991 UEFA Super Cup, in which they beat European Cup holders Red Star Belgrade 1–0 at Old Trafford.^ The Cup Winners' Cup triumph allowed the team to play in the 1991 UEFA Super Cup , in which they beat European Cup holders Red Star Belgrade 1–0 at Old Trafford.
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^ European Cup/UEFA Champions League : 3 1968 , 1999 , 2008 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup : 1 1991 UEFA Super Cup : 1 1991 Worldwide .
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^ In nine years as boss between 1974 and 1983, he led the club to six league titles, three European Cups, one UEFA Cup, three League Cups, five Community Shields and a UEFA Super Cup.
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.The match should have been played over two legs, but, due to political unrest in Yugoslavia at the time, UEFA decided that only the Old Trafford leg would be played.^ At that time, she was only ten years old.
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^ The match should have been played over two legs, but, due to political unrest in Yugoslavia at the time, UEFA decided that only the Old Trafford leg would be played.
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^ England coach Capello is an admirer of King but the 29-year-old cannot play matches in quick succession due to a chronic knee condition, meaning he could only be used as an emergency reserve at a tournament.

.A second consecutive League Cup final appearance followed in 1992, with United this time beating Nottingham Forest 1–0 at Wembley.^ They defeated Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the League Cup final.
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^ A second consecutive League Cup final appearance followed in 1992, with United this time beating Nottingham Forest 1–0 at Wembley.
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^ City beat United 4-0 en route to winning the 1976 League Cup final.
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.Meanwhile, events were taking place off the pitch around the turn of the decade, as chairman Martin Edwards attempted to offload the club to property tycoon Michael Knighton in 1989. The £20 million deal was all but confirmed, with Knighton even taking to the Old Trafford pitch in full Manchester United kit and performing a few keepie uppies before belting the ball into the goal at the Stretford End.^ The £20 million deal was all but confirmed, with Knighton even taking to the Old Trafford pitch in full Manchester United kit and performing a few keepie uppies before belting the ball into the goal at the Stretford End.
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^ Meanwhile, events were taking place off the pitch around the turn of the decade, as chairman Martin Edwards attempted to offload the club to property tycoon Michael Knighton in 1989.
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^ Full screen map of hotels around Arsenal v Manchester United .
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.Knighton was given access to the club's financial records, but, before the deal could be finalised, his financial backers pulled out and the deal was cancelled.^ Knighton was given access to the club's financial records, but, before the deal could be finalised, his financial backers pulled out and the deal was cancelled.
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^ Manchester United will decide tomorrow if £31million record signing Dimitar Berbatov requires a knee operation that could keep him out for three months.
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^ However, since Knighton now had insider knowledge of the club, he was given a place on the club's board in exchange for his silence about the matter.
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.However, since Knighton now had insider knowledge of the club, he was given a place on the club's board in exchange for his silence about the matter.^ He is now the largest shareholder in the board of this club.
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^ However, since Knighton now had insider knowledge of the club, he was given a place on the club's board in exchange for his silence about the matter.
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^ However, he has now agreed to stay on in an ambassadorial role, promoting the interests of the club and trying to increase its global fanbase.

.In 1991, requiring some extra financial support in the wake of the Taylor Report, the club floated on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of £47 million,[26] bringing its finances into the public eye.^ In 1991, requiring some extra financial support in the wake of the Taylor Report , the club floated on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of £47 million, [ 19 ] bringing its finances into the public eye.
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^ Meanwhile in 1991, the club floated on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of £47 million,[18] bringing its finances into the public eye.
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^ Meanwhile in 1991, the club floated on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of £47 million, bringing its finances into the public eye.

.Martin Edwards retained his position as chairman, but the club was now publicly owned.^ Martin Edwards retained his position as chairman, but the club was now publicly owned.
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^ The captain of the Club is Gary Neville form 2005 till present and the honorary president is Martin Edwards.
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^ Meanwhile, events were taking place off the pitch around the turn of the decade, as chairman Martin Edwards attempted to offload the club to property tycoon Michael Knighton in 1989.
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.The summer of 1991 also saw the arrival of Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, whose 17 league clean sheets gave United the best defensive record in the First Division in 1991–92, helping them to a second-place finish behind Leeds United, within whose ranks was a certain French maverick named Eric Cantona.^ Eric Cantona impressed Best.
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^ United progress further, although a lack of league consistency saw them finish sixth in the First Division.
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^ The summer of 1991 also saw the arrival of Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel , whose 17 league clean sheets gave United the best defensive record in the First Division in 1991–92, helping them to a second-place finish behind Leeds United , within whose ranks was a certain French maverick named Eric Cantona .
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.Alex Ferguson recognised United's need for a striker as a foil for Mark Hughes and Brian McClair, and had tried – and failed – a number of times to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker David Hirst, but when Leeds manager Howard Wilkinson rang Martin Edwards in November 1992 to enquire about the availability of Denis Irwin, the conversation quickly turned to Cantona.^ Alex Ferguson recognised United's need for a striker as a foil for Mark Hughes and Brian McClair , and had tried – and failed – a number of times to sign Sheffield Wednesday striker David Hirst , but when Leeds manager Howard Wilkinson rang Martin Edwards in November 1992 to enquire about the availability of Denis Irwin , the conversation quickly turned to Cantona.
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^ Sir Alex Ferguson's frustration at Manchester United failing to reg .
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^ Man United signs Angolan Striker .

.To Edwards' and Ferguson's surprise, the two clubs were able to agree upon a fee of £1.2 million for the enigmatic Frenchman.^ To Edwards' and Ferguson's surprise, the two clubs were able to agree upon a fee of £1.2 million for the enigmatic Frenchman.
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^ United and Tottenham are reported to have agreed a £25 million fee for the Bulgarian and will visit Carrington today to finalise personal terms.
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^ This Argentine footballer was signed by Italian club S.S. Lazio for the then record transfer fee £35,500,000 (€ 53.6 million) from Parma in 2000.
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.Cantona's arrival provided the crucial spark for United, helping the team to their first league title since 1967. After the signing of Roy Keane from Nottingham Forest in July 1993, United won a second consecutive title for the first time since 1957 the following year, before winning the FA Cup to complete the first "Double" in the club's history.^ A season of consolidation followed, with the club finishing in 8th, before they finally won their first league title in 1908.
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^ This was the first time any English club had won the double twice, and the feat was nicknamed the "Double Double".
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^ Four years later in 1951/52, United lifted the league title for the first time in forty years.
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That same year, however, the club went into mourning following the death of former manager and club director Matt Busby, who died on 20 January 1994.
.The 1994–95 season was to be the club's first trophyless season since 1988–89, although they managed to take the title race down to the final week of the season and reached the final of the FA Cup, where they lost to Everton.^ Still, the club managed to reach semifinal and now, they can go to final.
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^ Despite the accident, they reached the FA Cup final again, where they lost to Bolton Wanderers.
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^ Just as they were in the club's first title-winning campaign, Turnbull and Meredith were instrumental in this season, Turnbull scoring the winner in the FA Cup Final .
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.Andy Cole was signed from Newcastle United for a British record fee of £6 million plus Keith Gillespie.^ Andy Cole was signed from Newcastle United for a British record fee of £6 million plus Keith Gillespie .
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^ Manchester United's record signing opened the scoring in the 3-0 win over Burnley at Old Trafford but left the action early.
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^ Sports industry experts said the tour is likely to be a success both for the team (United's fee is estimated at around $3 million, plus expenses) and for promoters because of the curiosity factor.

.However, the game after Cole's United debut, Eric Cantona received an eight month suspension for jumping into the crowd and assaulting Crystal Palace supporter Matthew Simmons, who had given Cantona racial abuse as he left the field, in United's game at Selhurst Park.^ Park to make United debut on tour .
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^ In 1994–95, Cantona received an eight month suspension for jumping into the crowd and assaulting Crystal Palace supporter Matthew Simmons, who had given Cantona racial abuse as he left the field, in United's game at Selhurst Park.
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^ However, the game after Cole's United debut, Eric Cantona received an eight month suspension for jumping into the crowd and assaulting Crystal Palace supporter Matthew Simmons, who had given Cantona racial abuse as he left the field, in United's game at Selhurst Park .
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.Cantona's suspension has been cited by some as the reason why United were unable to complete a hat-trick of league titles that season.^ Cantona's suspension has been cited by some as the reason why United were unable to complete a hat-trick of league titles that season.
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^ During the 07/08 season, the Reds produced some stunning soccer and secured their 17th league title on a tension-filled final day at Wigan, before traveling to Moscow to complete an incredible double.
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^ Today we witnessed 5 more reasons why we love United .
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.The season's relative failure prompted Ferguson into some major restructuring of the team, selling Paul Ince, Andrei Kanchelskis and Mark Hughes and replacing them with players from the club's youth team, including David Beckham, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes.^ Instead he relied on players from United’s youth team, including David Beckham, Gary and Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes.
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^ The season's relative failure prompted Ferguson into some major restructuring of the team, selling Paul Ince , Andrei Kanchelskis and Mark Hughes and replacing them with players from the club's youth team , including David Beckham , Gary Neville , Phil Neville and Paul Scholes .
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^ Club captain Gary Neville may .
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After the club's 3–1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the 1995–96 season, television pundit Alan Hansen famously declared "you'll never win anything with kids."[27] The new players, several of whom quickly became regular internationals for England, responded well and, buoyed by Cantona's return in October 1995, United became the first English club to have won the double twice, a feat that would be nicknamed the "Double Double".[28]
.Captain Steve Bruce left for Birmingham City in July 1996, and Alex Ferguson named Eric Cantona as the new club captain.^ Cantona was made team captain following the departure of veteran Steve Bruce to Birmingham City.
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^ Captain Steve Bruce left for Birmingham City in July 1996, and Alex Ferguson named Eric Cantona as the new club captain.
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^ Bryan Robson, Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes, Eric Cantona and Keane all spring readily to mind.

.He led the team to a fourth league title in five years in 1996–97, before retiring from football at the age of 30 at the end of the season.^ They won the league in 1996–97, and Eric Cantona announced his retirement from football at the age of 30.
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^ He led the team to a fourth league title in five years in 1996–97 , before retiring from football at the age of 30 at the end of the season.
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^ He repeated this double the next season, and in 1996-1997 he led his team to their fourth title in only five years.
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.Teddy Sheringham was brought in to replace him, and his iconic number 7 shirt was handed to David Beckham.^ Teddy Sheringham was brought in to replace him, and his iconic number 7 shirt was handed to David Beckham.
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^ Silva on the other hand should in my opinion be a great replacement for nani if we decide to sell him.
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^ The amazing David Beckham who has spent his last 10 years or so in a media frenzy which has followed him and his wife around.
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.They started the 1997–98 season well, but they lost five matches after Christmas and finished in second place, one point behind double-winners Arsenal.^ They started the following season (1997–98) well, but they finished in second place, behind the double-winning champions Arsenal.
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^ They started the 1997–98 season well, but they lost five matches after Christmas and finished in second place, one point behind double-winners Arsenal .
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^ This may be the point at which the match’s winner will be decided.
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.After a period without a regular challenger for the league title, this marked Arsenal's arrival as genuine title contenders for the next few years.^ Without their talisman, United conceded the Premier League title to Arsenal the next year.
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^ After a period without a regular challenger for the league title, this marked Arsenal's arrival as genuine title contenders for the next few years.
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^ LONDON: John Terry has told his Chelsea team-mates they must take their chance to put the pressure back on to Manchester United and Arsenal in the most unpredictable Premier League title battle in years.
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The Treble (1998–99)

The Treble trophies – the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup (left to right)
.The 1998–99 season for Manchester United was the most successful season in English club football history as they became the only English team to win The Treble – winning the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League in the same season.^ UNITED IN THE PREM United are one of seven clubs to have appeared in every season in the Premier League.
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^ "The words "Football Club" were dropped by Manchester United."
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^ Ryan Giggs is the most decorated player in English football history.
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[29] .After a very tense Premier League season, Manchester United won the title on the final day beating Tottenham Hotspur 2–1, whilst Arsenal won 1–0 against Aston Villa.^ After a very tense Premier League season, Manchester United won the title on the final day beating Tottenham Hotspur 2–1, whilst Arsenal won 1–0 against Aston Villa.
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^ Why Chelsea will beat Manchester United?
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^ Manchester United beat Aston Villa 1-0.

[30] .Winning the Premier League was the first part of the Treble in place, the one part that manager Alex Ferguson described as the hardest.^ Winning the Premier League was the first part of the Treble in place, the one part that manager Alex Ferguson described as the hardest.
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^ The Treble (1998–99) The 1998–99 season for Manchester United was the most successful season in English club football history as they became the first and only English team to win The Treble — winning the Premiership, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League in the same season.After a very tense Premier League season, Manchester United won the title on the final day beating Tottenham Hotspur 2–1, whilst Arsenal won 1–0 against Aston Villa.Winning the Premiership was the first part of the Treble in place, the one part that manager Alex Ferguson described as the hardest.
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^ A first appearance on home soil since that dismal FA Cup defeat to League One Leeds offered an ideal opportunity to allay a few fears.
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[30] .In the FA Cup Final United faced Newcastle United and won 2–0 with goals from Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes.^ Paul Scholes scores for Manchester United .
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^ Paul Scholes He scores goals galore.
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^ Manchester United 1920's shirt Manchester United 1957 FA Cup Final .
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[31] .In the final match of that season, the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final they defeated Bayern Munich in what is considered one of the greatest comebacks ever witnessed, going into injury time a goal behind and then scoring twice to win 2–1.[29] Ferguson was subsequently knighted for his services to football.^ They have also won the European Cup (now Champions League) twice.
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^ European Champions League Final 1999 1 point .
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^ Manchester United vs. Bayern Munich in 1999 Champions League Final .
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[32] .Rounding out that record breaking year, Manchester United also won the Intercontinental Cup after beating Palmeiras 1–0 in Tokyo.^ Why Chelsea will beat Manchester United?
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^ Manchester United beat Aston Villa 1-0.

^ He won the European Cup with Manchester United, and was himself named the European Footballer of the Year in 1968.
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[33]

After the Treble (1999–present)

.United won the league in 2000 and 2001, but the press saw those seasons as failures as the club failed to regain the European Cup.^ They have also won the European Cup (now Champions League) twice.
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^ Main article: History of Manchester United F.C. (1999–present) United won the league in 2000 and 2001, but the press saw those seasons as failures as the club failed to regain the European Cup.
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^ After the Treble (1999–present) United won the league in 2000 and 2001 but the press saw these seasons as failures as they failed to regain the European Cup.
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.October 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In 2000, Manchester United became one of 14 founder members of the G-14 group of leading European football clubs.^ Manchester United was a founding member of the now defunct G-14 group of Europe's leading football clubs, and its replacement, the European Club Association.
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^ Manchester United cut Chelsea lead .
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^ Manchester United Squad 2008-2009  .
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[34] .The club also declined to take part in the 1999–2000 FA Cup, instead competing in the inaugural FIFA Club World Championship in Brazil, citing pressure from the FA, UEFA and the England 2006 World Cup bid committee.^ The club also declined to take part in the 1999-2000 FA Cup, instead competing in the inaugural FIFA Club World Championship in Brazil, citing pressure from the FA, UEFA and the England 2006 World Cup bid committee.
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^ Intercontinental Cup : 1 1999 FIFA Club World Cup : 1 2008 Doubles and Trebles .
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^ The club also declined to take part in the 1999–2000 FA Cup, instead competing in the inaugural FIFA Club World Championship in Brazil, citing pressure from the FA, UEFA and the England 2006 World Cup bid committee.
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.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Ferguson adopted more defensive tactics to make United harder to beat in Europe, but it was not a success and United finished the 2001–02 Premier League season in third place.^ United Kits: Season 1901/02 ".
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^ Manchester United Premier League 2009/2010 .
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^ Manchester United earned a first place finish in Englands Premier League for the 2007-2008 season.
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.They regained the league the following season (2002–03) and started the following season well, but their form dropped significantly when Rio Ferdinand received a controversial eight month suspension for missing a drugs test.^ Although United started the season well, their form dropped considerably following Rio Ferdinand’s suspension for missing a drugs test.
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^ They regained the league the following season (2002–03) and started the following season well, but their form dropped significantly when Rio Ferdinand received a controversial eight month suspension for missing a drugs test.
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^ They regained the league the following season ( 2002–03 ) and started the following season well, but their form dropped significantly when Rio Ferdinand received a controversial eight month suspension for missing a drugs test .
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.They did win the 2004 FA Cup, however, knocking out Arsenal (that season's eventual league champions) on their way to the final in which they beat Millwall.^ They have also won the European Cup (now Champions League) twice.
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^ Liverpool draw Arsenal in FA Cup .
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^ United were knocked out of the Champions League by FC Porto and the League Cup by Aston Villa, but they salvaged some success by beating Millwall 3-0 in the F.A Cup final.
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.The 2004–05 season was characterised by a failure to score goals, mainly due to the injury of striker Ruud van Nistelrooy and United finished the season trophyless and in third place in the league.^ Group D: Manchester United 2 - 1 Lyon Ruud Van Nistelrooy scored his 36th Champions League goal in 37 appearances ...
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^ The 2004–05 season was characterised by a failure to score goals, mainly due to the injury of striker Ruud van Nistelrooy and United finished the season trophyless and in third place in the league.
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^ Ruud van Nistelrooy .
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.This time, even the FA Cup eluded them as Arsenal beat United on penalties after a goalless draw after 120 minutes.^ Liverpool draw Arsenal in FA Cup .
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^ This time, even the FA Cup eluded them as Arsenal beat United on penalties after a goalless draw after 120 minutes.
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^ In 1999 Man Utd won the Premiership, the FA Cup and Manchester United FC were also winners of the 1999 European Cup, the 1999 Intercontinental Club Cup, the 1991 European Cup-Winners Cup, the 1992 and 2006 League Cup and are 11-time winners of the FA Cup.
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.Off the pitch, the main story was the possibility of the club being taken over and on 12 May 2005, American businessman Malcolm Glazer acquired a controlling interest in the club through his investment vehicle Red Football Ltd.^ The Malcolm Glazer takeover On 12 May 2005, American businessman Malcolm Glazer acquired a controlling interest in the club through his investment vehicle Red Football Ltd.
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^ Off the pitch, the main story was the possibility of the club being taken over and on 12 May 2005, American businessman Malcolm Glazer acquired a controlling interest in the club through his investment vehicle Red Football Ltd.
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^ Off the pitch, the main story was the possibility of the club being taken over and at the end of the season, Tampa businessman Malcolm Glazer, acquired a controlling interest in the club.
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in a takeover valuing the club at approximately £800 million (then approx. $1.5 billion).[35][36] .On 16 May, he increased his share to the 75% necessary to de-list the club from the Stock Exchange, making it private again, and announced his intention to do so within 20 days.^ On 16 May, he increased his share to the 75% necessary to de-list the club from the Stock Exchange, making it private again, and announced his intention to do so within 20 days.
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^ It is a business and is listed on the stock exchange.'

^ Meanwhile in 1991, the club floated on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of £47 million,[18] bringing its finances into the public eye.
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[36] .On 8 June, he appointed his sons to the Manchester United board as non-executive directors.^ On 8 June, he appointed his sons to the Manchester United board as non-executive directors.
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^ On 8 June he appointed his sons to the Manchester United board as non-executive directors.
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^ Arsenal have no strikers; United have only Patrice Evra fit in defence and must call on the chief executive's son to fill a hole in midfield.
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[37]
.United made a poor start to the 2005–06 season, with midfielder Roy Keane leaving the club to join Celtic after publicly criticising several of his team-mates.^ United made a poor start to the 2005–06 season, with midfielder Roy Keane leaving the club to join Celtic after publicly criticising several of his team-mates.
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^ Roy Keane represented Manchester United in 480 matches and scored 22 goals, before leaving the club for Celtic in 2005.
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^ United made a poor start to the 2005–06 season, with midfielder Roy Keane leaving the club to join Celtic after publicly criticising several of his team-mates, and the club failed to qualify for the knock-out phase of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in over a decade after losing to Portuguese team Benfica.
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.The club had also failed to qualify for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in over a decade, after losing to Benfica.^ The club had also failed to qualify for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in over a decade, after losing to Benfica.
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^ He is the all time leading goalscorer of UEFA Champions League.
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^ UEFA's Champions League final has for the first time replaced the NFL's Super Bowl as the most-watched annual sports event, according to a survey.
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.Their season was also dealt cruel blows with injuries to key players such as Gabriel Heinze, Alan Smith, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.^ Their season was also dealt cruel blows with injuries to key players such as Gabriel Heinze , Alan Smith , Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.
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^ Their season was also dealt cruel blows with injuries to key players such as Gabriel Heinze, Alan Smith, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.
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^ Ryan Giggs is the most decorated player in English football history.
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.However, they were prevented from being left empty-handed in successive seasons  a disappointment not endured in the last 17 years – by winning the 2006 League Cup, beating newly promoted neighbours Wigan Athletic in the final 4–0. United also ensured a second-place finish and automatic Champions League qualification on the final day of the season by defeating Charlton Athletic 4–0. At the end of the 2005–06 season, one of United's key strikers, Ruud van Nistelrooy, left the club to join Real Madrid, the result of a disagreement with Alex Ferguson.^ They started the following season (1997–98) well, but they finished in second place, behind the double-winning champions Arsenal.
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^ Champions League So here we are, right at the climax of the club season.
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^ However, they were prevented from being left empty-handed in successive seasons – a disappointment not endured in the last 17 years – by winning the 2006 League Cup, beating newly-promoted neighbours Wigan Athletic in the final 4–0.
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[38]
.In July 2006, the club announced a refinancing package.^ In July 2006, the club announced a refinancing package.
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.The total amount will be £660 million, on which interest payments will be £62 million a year.^ The total amount will be £660 million, on which interest payments will be £62 million a year.
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^ Payments to Agents 2008/09 Total Amount paid to Agents in the period 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2009: 1,517,393 .
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^ Imagine if that £150 odd million had gone to the club and not in interest payments.
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[39] .This result of this new financing plan will be a 30% reduction of annual payments.^ This result of this new financing plan will be a 30% reduction of annual payments.
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[40] .On the pitch, the signing of Michael Carrick as well as the emergence of Cristiano Ronaldo as a world class player are credited for United's return to the attacking style of football that was the cornerstone of their years of success in the 1990s, as the team scored almost 20 more goals than second placed side Chelsea in the 2006–07 season.^ I know her for more than 5 years.
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^ Manchester United F.C:One of the most well known and successful football teams in the world [Internet].
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^ So english style attacking football will continue.
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.In January 2007, United signed Henrik Larsson on a two-month loan from Swedish side Helsingborg, and the striker played an important role in advancing United to the semi-finals of the Champions League,[41] with hopes for a second Treble; however, upon reaching the semi-finals, United lost to Milan 3–5 on aggregate.^ Manchester United faces Chelsea in the Champions League final.
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^ They also beat United 4-3 on aggregate in the 1969/70 semi-final.
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^ Man United signs Angolan Striker .

[42] .Four years after their last title, United claimed back the Premier League title on 6 May 2007, after Chelsea drew away with Arsenal, leaving the Blues seven points behind with two games to go, following United's 1–0 victory in the Manchester derby the previous day, making it their ninth Premier League title in the 15 seasons of its existence.^ Patrice Evra is confident Manchester United will retain their Premier League title this season.
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^ A well deserved away victory for Manchester United at Eastlands this afternoon.
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^ At the same stage last season, United had just two points to Chelsea's ten - even worse.
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.However, an unprecedented fourth Double was not to be as Chelsea beat United 1–0 in extra time in the first FA Cup Final to be held at the new Wembley Stadium.^ Another double double was narrowly missed as Chelsea beat United 1-0 after extra time in the FA Cup Final.
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^ Man United on track for cup double .
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^ United and Chelsea take final into extra-time (AFP) — Yahoo!
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Ryan Giggs is the most decorated player in English football history.
.2007–08 saw United successfully complete the European double despite a poor start to the season, finding themselves in 17th place in the Premier League after three matches.^ United successfully complete the European double despite a poor start to the season, finding themselves in 17th place in the Premier League after three matches.
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^ Manchester United earned a first place finish in Englands Premier League for the 2007-2008 season.
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^ Premier League match report 5.
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.However, on 11 May 2008, United retained the Premier League title with a win over Wigan Athletic.^ However, on 11 May 2008, United retained the Premier League title with a win over Wigan Athletic.
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^ Premier League 2008-2009  .
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^ Barclays Premier League 2010-11 - Win Outright .
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.With title rivals Chelsea only able to draw with Bolton Wanderers, United finished the season two points clear (United would've won the title if Chelsea had defeated Bolton Wanderers anyway, due to superior goal difference).^ Ties in points are decided by goal difference.
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^ With title rivals Chelsea only able to draw with Bolton Wanderers, United finished the season two points clear.
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^ Under him United have won two.
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.The club also reached the European Cup final for the third time in their history, having knocked out such clubs as Barcelona and Roma en-route to the final.^ The club also reached the European Cup final for the third time in their history, having knocked out such clubs as Barcelona and Roma en-route to the final.
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^ The team won promotion at the first attempt, with a young Steve Coppell making his début towards the end of that season, having joined from Tranmere Rovers, and reached the FA Cup final in 1976, but were beaten by Southampton.
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^ In the exciting and stressful finale, Manchester United was just one penalty kick away from defeat when a slip and a Van der Sar save let Fergie's men capture the European Cup for a third time.
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.They beat Chelsea 6–5 on penalties in the final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, after a 1–1 draw in normal time on 21 May 2008. With this win, they earned their third European Cup title and kept up their record of never having lost a major European final.^ They beat Chelsea 6–5 on penalties in the final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, after a 1–1 draw in normal time on 21 May 2008.
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^ They beat Chelsea 6–5 on penalties in the final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium , after a 1–1 draw in normal time on 21 May 2008.
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^ They won a second European Cup as part of a Treble in 1999, before winning their third in 2008.
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.Coincidentally, this season marked the 100th year since Manchester United won their first League title, 50 years after the Munich air disaster and 40 years after Manchester United became the first ever English side to win the European Cup.^ Patrice Evra is confident Manchester United will retain their Premier League title this season.
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^ When he joined Manchester United, fans were expecting their first league title in many years.
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^ Jjb (Lyric only) Manchester United winning the league at the jjb .
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.The European Cup final also saw Ryan Giggs make his 759th appearance for the club, overtaking Bobby Charlton as the club's record appearance maker.^ The European Cup final also saw Ryan Giggs make his 759th appearance for the club, overtaking Bobby Charlton as the club's record appearance maker.
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^ In 1968 they became the first English club to lift the European Cup, beating Benfica 4-1, a title they regained in 1999, when they won it as part of an unprecedented treble.
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^ With Manchester United, Bobby Charlton won three football league titles, one FA Cup titles, four FA Community Shield titles and captained Manchester United in their 1968 European Cup triumph.
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.United developed a more defensive style in the 2008–09 season, relying on Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidić, and Patrice Evra amongst others.^ Rio Ferdinand is a vital part of Manchester Uniteds defense.
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^ Manchester United are the reigning English champions and Club World Cup holders, having won the 2008–09 Premier League and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
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^ United were quick to pounce on the situation, picking up Billy Meredith (the Welsh Wizard) and Sandy Turnbull, amongst others.
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.Goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar kept a total of 21 clean sheets in the league, including going from 15 November to 4 March without conceding a goal in all competitions.^ Edwin van der Sar .
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^ (G) Edwin van der Sar 1 .
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^ Van der Sar .
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.On 21 December 2008, United added more silverware to their trophy cabinet with a win in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup Final, defeating the Ecuadorian side LDU Quito 1–0 in Japan, Wayne Rooney scoring the winning goal.^ Beckham wins World Cup place?
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^ Rooney by the way is world class and deserved two more goals.
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^ Michael Owen's dreams do not concern scoring the winning goal for England in the World Cup final - and that's official.
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.Two months later, they added the 2009 League Cup to their trophy cabinet, after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 4–1 on penalties.^ Two months later, they added the 2009 League Cup to their trophy cabinet, after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 4–1 on penalties.
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^ He led the FT soccer team to two cup victories and a second division title in the Thames League.
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^ India is the defending champions as they clinched the inaugural twenty20 world cup two years back in 2007 in South Africa.
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[43] .On 16 May, United secured their 11th Premier League title – and 18th league title overall – following a 0–0 draw at home to Arsenal, winning three consecutive Premier League titles for a second time.^ On 16 May, United secured their 11th Premier League title – and 18th league title overall – following a 0–0 draw at home to Arsenal, winning three consecutive Premier League titles for a second time.
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^ However, on 11 May 2008, United retained the Premier League title with a win over Wigan Athletic.
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^ Without their talisman, United conceded the Premier League title to Arsenal the next year.
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[44] .On 27 May 2009, Barcelona beat Manchester United 2–0 in the Champions League final in Rome, falling to goals from Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi.^ Why Chelsea will beat Manchester United?
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^ Soccer UEFA Champions League Final /Barcelona vs. Manchester United - ESPN, 2:25 p.m.
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^ Fees may apply Manchester United .
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[45] .The Champions League final turned out to be the last match for both Carlos Tévez – whose loan contract came to an end on 30 June – and Cristiano Ronaldo – who was sold to Real Madrid for £80 million, breaking the world transfer record set by Real Madrid's signing of Kaká from Milan for £56 million.^ He won 4 La Liga titles and 2 Champions League titles with Real Madrid.
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^ The Champions League final turned out to be the last match for both Carlos Tévez – whose loan contract came to an end on 30 June – and Cristiano Ronaldo – who was sold to Real Madrid for £ 80 million, breaking the world transfer record set by Real Madrid's signing of Kaká from Milan for £56 million.
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^ Cool she came out if this is true even, but really who cares?
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.However, United replied to the losses by signing Michael Owen on a free transfer, Antonio Valencia for £17 million and Gabriel Obertan for £3 million.^ Manchester United 11 x 17 Sign .
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^ Obertan signs for Manchester United .
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^ However, United replied to the losses by signing Michael Owen on a free transfer, Antonio Valencia for £17 million and Gabriel Obertan for £3 million.
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.The 2009–10 season started well for Manchester United, despite a shock 1–0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.^ The 2009-10 season started well for Manchester United, despite a shock 1-0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor .
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^ Manchester United Squad 2008-2009  .
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^ Let us start with Manchester United.
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.A run of victories then followed, including a 4–3 derby win over Manchester City, which was won in the 96th minute by Michael Owen.^ A run of victories then followed, including a 4-3 derby win over Manchester City , which was won in the 96th minute by Michael Owen .
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^ Carlos Tevez's performances for Manchester City in recent games - capped by his hat-trick in the 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers - prove once again that he is a massive talent.
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^ Interestingly, Detroit won the first two games, followed by a Pittsburgh victory in the third.
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.However, a poor performance against Liverpool resulted in a 2–0 defeat at Anfield.^ However, a poor performance against Liverpool resulted in a 2-0 defeat at Anfield .
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^ However, Pakistan ’s performance was not impressive at all against England following some poor shows in the warm up games.
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^ Although his first match in charge, against Oxford United on 8 November 1986, resulted in a 2–0 defeat, Ferguson guided the club to an 11th place finish in the league.
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.On 3 November, Manchester United secured qualification from the group stage of the Champions League with a 3–3 home draw against CSKA Moscow and finished top of the group after defeating Wolfsburg 3–1, in which Michael Owen scored his first hat-trick for the club.^ Manchester United defeated Chelsea and brought home the trophy.
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^ Manchester United 2008 Champions League T-Shirt $24.99 .
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^ In England, Manchester United needs a draw or a victory at home against Arsenal to win the Premier League.
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.United will face Milan in the first knockout round of the Champions League which could see the return of David Beckham to Old Trafford.^ Roy Keane returns to Old Trafford .

^ Beckham, Mourinho face former clubs in Champions AC Milan midfielder David Beckham will play former club Manchester United in the first knockout round of the Champions League.
  • sports » soccer - Tag Story Index - USATODAY.com 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC content.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

^ United will face AC Milan in the first knockout round of the Champions League which could see the return of David Beckham to Old Trafford.
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.On 3 January 2010, Manchester United suffered a shock 1–0 defeat to fierce rivals Leeds United at home in the FA Cup Third Round.^ FA Cup 3rd round Jan.
  • Manchester United Supporters Club of Canada 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC www.muscc.net [Source type: General]

^ Posted January 28, 2010 Home .
  • The Third Man - The U.S. Trailer | SPIKE 2 February 2010 16:016 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Manchester United 1963 FA Cup Soccer...
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.It was Alex Ferguson's first defeat in the FA Cup Third Round as United manager and the first time ever his side had fallen to a lower division club in the competition.^ United have been managed by Sir Alex Ferguson since November 1986.
  • Manchester United - a knol by James Corbett 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was Alex Ferguson's first defeat in the FA Cup third round as United manager and the first time ever his side had fallen to a lower division club in the competition.
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^ In 1886 Newton Heath entered the FA Cup for the first time.

[46] .Manchester United overturned a 2–1 defeat to local rivals Manchester City from the first leg of the League Cup semi-final by winning the return leg at Old Trafford 3–1 on 27 January, with Rooney scoring the decider in injury time to secure a place in the final.^ Manchester United's 1-2 punch of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney scored a goal today in a 2-0 win over AS Roma in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.

^ Ferdinand injury blow for Manchester United .
  • Manchester United FC: News & Videos about Manchester United FC - CNN.com 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Beckham wins World Cup place?
  • Manchester United F.C. 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This win was widely regarded by many as a symbolic win due to Manchester City's recent takeover enabling them to compete more closely with Manchester United.^ More Manchester United news stories...
  • UnitedRoad.co.uk - Manchester United 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC www.clubfanzine.com [Source type: General]

^ Manchester United vs. Manchester City .
  • Manchester, United Kingdom Forecast : Weather Underground 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC www.wunderground.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Law left Manchester United in 1973 and returned to Manchester City for a season, then represented Scotland in the 1974 FIFA World Cup.
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.The fans were especially pleased, as the Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini had pledged to tear down a banner reminding their rivals of how many years it had been since they had last won a major trophy.^ Especially with Manchester United fans.
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^ The manager of the club is Alex Ferguson and the club has showed quite a lot, having won 21 major honors since he became the manager in 1986.
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^ Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United are considering offering a deal to 20-year-old Norwegian defender Even Hovland...
  • Manchester United FC | Related Topics | National Post 9 February 2010 15:40 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

[47] .Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 2-1 at Wembley to retain the League Cup,[48] the first time in the club's history that they successfully defended a cup in a knockout tournament.^ Manchester United beat Aston Villa 1-0.

^ When they won, Manchester United became the first English club to win the European Cup.
  • RSoccer.com - Soccer Shop - Manchester United 20 November 2009 8:57 UTC www.rsoccer.com [Source type: General]

^ This was a turning point in the history of Manchester United.

.In the knockout stages of the Champions League, United were drawn against A.C. Milan.^ It will be a big test of City’s Champions League credentials but they know that a victory over United on their own turf will send out a signal of intent to the rest of the Premier League.
  • Manchester United vs Manchester City preview 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.soccernews.com [Source type: General]

^ Champions League: Follow Manchester United v Roma With Our Live Minute-by-minute Report Soccer: Minute-by-minute report: Can a depleted United sneak past Roma?
  • Manchester United F.C. 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Champions League: Lille Go on the Warpath and Accuse United Fans of Violence Soccer: Lille have stoked the fires ahead of tonight's encounter with Manchester United by accusing United's fans of violence in France.
  • Manchester United F.C. 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They won the first leg at the San Siro 3-2, thanks to two goals from Wayne Rooney.^ Wayne Rooney needs one goal to equal his career-best league tally of 16, set in 2005-06.
  • Manchester United Unofficial Blog - ManUtd-Blog.Com 22 January 2010 14:30 UTC www.manutd-blog.com [Source type: News]

^ Arsenal were robbed at Anfield, they should have won 5-4, cos Fabregas goal was NOT offside!
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^ A season of consolidation followed, with the club finishing in 8th, before they finally won their first league title in 1908.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.In the second leg, United crushed their Italian opponents 4-0, with Rooney again scoring two goals.^ Heski has scored second goal for England.
  • Sports37: June 2009 20 November 2009 8:57 UTC www.sports37.com [Source type: General]

^ Peter Crouch scored three goals as Tottenham routed Preston 5-1 and Salomon Kalou scored at the start of the second half to clinch Chelsea's 1-0 win over west London...
  • RSoccer.com - Soccer Shop - Manchester United 20 November 2009 8:57 UTC www.rsoccer.com [Source type: General]

^ FA Cup: Everton 0 - 2 Manchester United Wayne Rooney's much-anticipated return to Goodison Park was overshadowed by goals to Fortune and Ronaldo as Everton bowed out.
  • Manchester United F.C. 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As a result, they progressed to the quarter finals, having won 7-2 on aggregate.^ As English champions again in the 1956/57 campaign they qualified for the following year’s tournament, and, after a 3-3 draw against Red Star Belgrade on 5 February 1958 in Yugoslavia, progressed – on aggregate – to another semi final.
  • Manchester United - a knol by James Corbett 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A season of consolidation followed, with the club finishing in 8th, before they finally won their first league title in 1908.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ A season of consolidation followed, with the club finishing in eighth, before they finally won their first league title in 1908.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: News]

.This match also marked David Beckham's return to Old Trafford.^ Roy Keane returns to Old Trafford .

^ I'd give all the Champagne I've ever drunk to be playing alongside him in a big European match at Old Trafford.
  • Manchester United 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Old Trafford was nearly deserted as Manchester City's manager returned to the bowels of the stadium to collect his belongings and see whether Sir...
  • Manchester United F.C. 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The former Red received an incredible reception from the United fans and almost scored with a blistering volley.^ Mr Haris is a lifelong Manchester United fan and former Football League chairman who now heads the investment bank Seymour Pierce.

^ The Manchester United fans blog - Truly Reds 16 January @ 03:16 PM EST .
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^ A Red Devils statement said: “Manchester United have received a world-record, unconditional offer of £80million for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

Club crest and colours

Manchester United badge up to the most recent revision in 1998
.During its days as Newton Heath, the club played in a number of different colours, the most recognisable being the yellow and green halved shirts worn from 1878 to 1892, and then again between 1894 and 1896; this strip was revived as an away kit in the early 1990s.^ The away shirt is worn with blue shorts.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Club crest and colours Manchester United badge up to the most recent revision in 1998 During its days as Newton Heath, the club's home jerseys were yellow and green; this strip was revived as an away kit in the early 1990s.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The Newton Heath era (1878-1902) .
  • Manchester United - a knol by James Corbett 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other kits worn by Newton Heath included a red and white quartered shirt (1892–1894) and a plain white shirt (1896–1902), both worn with blue shorts.^ Other kits worn by Newton Heath included a red and white quartered shirt (1892–1894) and a plain white shirt (1896–1902), both worn with blue shorts.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: News]

^ The away shirt is worn with blue shorts.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The Newton Heath era (1878-1902) .
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[49] .In 1902, in conjunction with the name change to Manchester United, the club changed its colours to red jerseys, white shorts and black socks, which has become the standard for most Man United home kits ever since except from 1959 to 1965, when white socks were primarily part of the home attire and until 1971 where the socks were mainly red.^ Manchester United 09/10 FERDINAND 5 Home Soccer Jersey .
  • Manchester United Football Club 17 September 2009 12:012 UTC shop.bigsoccer.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Currently, Manchester United's home jerseys are red with a vertical, white broken stripe with black trim on the reverse.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Manchester United 09/10 LS Home Soccer Jersey .
  • Manchester United Football Club 17 September 2009 12:012 UTC shop.bigsoccer.com [Source type: Reference]

.Also since 1997, the club have worn white socks to accompany their home kit for European and intercontinental matches.^ Manchester United FC play their home games at the Old Trafford Stadium, a 76,000 all-seater capacity stadium, and the clubs home ground since 1910.
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^ The most recent away kit is in the same design as the home kit, but the shirt is black with a blue chevron on the chest and the club crest sits on a blue shield.
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^ Tragedy struck the following season, when the plane carrying the team home from a European Cup match crashed on take-off at a refuelling stop in Munich, Germany.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.The most notable exception to this is the shirt that the team wore in the 1909 FA Cup Final against Bristol City, which was white with a red "V" sash.^ The most notable exception to this is the shirt that the team wore in the 1909 FA Cup Final against Bristol City , which was white with a red "V" sash.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: News]

^ The most notable exception to this is the shirt that the team wore in the 1909 FA Cup Final against Bristol City, which was white with a thin red V-neck.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The team won promotion at the first attempt, with a young Steve Coppell making his début towards the end of that season, having joined from Tranmere Rovers, and reached the FA Cup final in 1976, but were beaten by Southampton.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

[50] .This design was resurrected in the 1920s before United reverted back to the all-red shirts, as well as for the home and away kits for the 2009–10 season to celebrate the club's 100th year at Old Trafford.^ Manchester United 09/10 Home Kids Kit .
  • Manchester United Football Club 17 September 2009 12:012 UTC shop.bigsoccer.com [Source type: Reference]

^ United Kits: Season 1901/02 ".
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^ This season its only the home kit that’s changing.
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[51][52]
.Away strips are usually white jerseys with black shorts and white socks, but other colours have been used, including a blue and white striped shirt used on-and-off from 1903 to 1916, an all-black kit in 1994, 2003 and 2007 and a navy blue shirt with silver horizontal pinstripes in 2000. One of the most famous, yet short-lived, United away kits was the all grey kit from 1995–96, which was dropped after the team failed to win a single game while wearing it.^ Away strips are usually white jerseys with black shorts and white socks, but other colours have been used, including a blue and white striped shirt used on-and-off from 1903 to 1916, an all-black kit in 1994, 2003 and 2007 and a navy blue shirt with silver horizontal pinstripes in 2000.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: News]

^ One of the most famous, yet short-lived, United away kits was the all grey kit from 1995–96, which was dropped after the team failed to win a single game while wearing it.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: News]

^ Away strips are usually white jerseys with black shorts and white socks, but other colours have been used, including a blue and white striped shirt used on-and-off from 1903 to 1916, an all-black kit in 1994 and 2003 and a navy blue shirt with silver horizontal pinstripes in 2000.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.At half-time during a game against Southampton, when United were already 3–0 down, they switched to their blue and white third kit, but eventually lost 3–1. According to the players the grey kit was not visible enough, which led to the poor results.^ Man United reserves lost the derby game against City reserves.

^ Detroit lost the third game in the third period.
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^ At half-time during a game against Southampton, when United were already 3–0 down, they switched to their blue and white third kit, but eventually lost 3–1.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

[53][54] .Another famous Man Utd away kit included a reversible shirt that was white with black sleeves and gold trim on one side, and gold with black trim on the other side.^ The united away kits are always black, white or blue.
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^ Man if we can get another one like that!!!
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^ According to the players, the grey kit was not visible enough which led to the poor results.Another famous Man Utd away kit included a reversible shirt that was white with black sleeves and gold trim on one side, and gold with black trim on the other side.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

This shirt was released as the last kit created by Umbro for the club before the change to Nike, and commemorated 100 years since the club had changed its name from Newton Heath to Manchester United.
.The United third kit is traditionally all-blue in homage to the kit that the 1968 European Cup was won in, direct reference to which was made with the club's 2008–09 third kit for the 40th anniversary of 1968. Exceptions to this rule have included a bright yellow kit worn in the early 1970s, the aforementioned blue and white striped shirt from 1996, which proved to be a firm favourite with the fans, and a white shirt with black and red horizontal pinstripes from 2004. United have also used what were originally used as training shirts as their third kit in the past, having adopted an all-black kit in the 1998–99 season and a dark blue shirt with maroon sides in 2001 for games against Southampton and PSV Eindhoven.^ The United third kit is traditionally all-blue in homage to the kit that the 1968 European Cup was won in.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Nike Manchester United 09/10 Supporter T-Shirt (Black) $24.99 .
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^ He won the European Cup with Manchester United, and was himself named the European Footballer of the Year in 1968.
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.Currently, Manchester United's home jerseys are red with a shallow black chevron across the chest.^ Manchester United 09/10 FERDINAND 5 Home Soccer Jersey .
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^ Manchester United 09/10 BROWN 6 Home Soccer Jersey .
  • Manchester United Football Club 17 September 2009 12:012 UTC shop.bigsoccer.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Currently, Manchester United's home jerseys are red with a vertical, white broken stripe with black trim on the reverse.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.The club crest sits on a black shield of the same shape on the left side of the V, while the Nike logo is in white on the right side; the AIG logo is also white.^ The AIG and Nike logos are also white.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The club crest sits on a red kiss-cut shield on the left breast.
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^ Yakubu (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
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.In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the club's Old Trafford stadium, a label reading "The Theatre of Dreams Since 1910" attached to the side seam.^ Manchester United FC play their home games at the Old Trafford Stadium, a 76,000 all-seater capacity stadium, and the clubs home ground since 1910.
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^ Manchester United Football Club is an English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and is arguably the most popular football club in the world, with over 330 million supporters worldwide – almost 5% of the world's population.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ He started at Real Madrid youth side and began representing Real Madrid senior side since 1999 and so far, he has been one of the key players at the club.
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.The home shirt is worn with white shorts with red stripes down the sides of both legs, and black socks with a red chevron on the calf.^ The home shirt is worn with white shorts with red stripes down the sides of both legs, and black socks with a red chevron on the calf.
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^ The away shirt is worn with blue shorts.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The shorts are also black with blue stripes down the sides, while the socks are black with a blue chevron on the calf.
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[51] .The most recent away kit is in the same design as the home kit, but the shirt is black with a blue chevron on the chest and the club crest sits on a blue shield.^ The away shirt is worn with blue shorts.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The united away kits are always black, white or blue.
  • New Manchester United Away Shirt: 09/10 Season | EPL Talk 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC www.epltalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ United have also used what were originally used as training shirts as their third kit in the past, having adopted an all-black kit in the 1998–99 season and a dark blue shirt with maroon sides in 2001 for games against Southampton and PSV Eindhoven.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.Like the home kit, the sponsors' logos are both in white.^ Like the home kit, the sponsors' logos are both in white.
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^ Other kits worn by Newton Heath included a red and white quartered shirt (1892–1894) and a plain white shirt (1896–1902), both worn with blue shorts.
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^ My boss said that while both the home and away kits will indeed have the controversial retro “V,” it will be in black on the home kit, while the away kits will not be white at all, but black.
  • New 09/10 Manchester United Home Shirt | EPL Talk 28 January 2010 0:24 UTC www.epltalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The shorts are also black with blue stripes down the sides, while the socks are black with a blue chevron on the calf.^ Away strips are usually white jerseys with black shorts and white socks, but other colours have been used, including a blue and white striped shirt used on-and-off from 1903 to 1916, an all-black kit in 1994 and 2003 and a navy blue shirt with silver horizontal pinstripes in 2000.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ From what I’ve heard, the United away shirt will be like this, except in black with a blue “V”, as the side already wore white this season.
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^ The away kit is white with blue piping around the side and back of the neck and down the sides of the body.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

[52] .The club's 2008–09 away kit, consisting of a white shirt with blue stripes down the sides and a blue collar with red trim, is being used as the 2009–10 third kit.^ Manchester United 09/10 Away KIDS Soccer Kit .
  • Manchester United Football Club 17 September 2009 12:012 UTC shop.bigsoccer.com [Source type: Reference]

^ New Manchester United Away Shirt: 09/10 Season .
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^ The united away kits are always black, white or blue.
  • New Manchester United Away Shirt: 09/10 Season | EPL Talk 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC www.epltalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Worn with blue shorts and white socks, the third shirt has blue sponsor logos and the letters "MUFC" on the back of the collar.^ The away shirt is worn with blue shorts.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Away strips are usually white jerseys with black shorts and white socks, but other colours have been used, including a blue and white striped shirt used on-and-off from 1903 to 1916, an all-black kit in 1994 and 2003 and a navy blue shirt with silver horizontal pinstripes in 2000.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ First it was yellow green shirts, and then became red and white and plain white shirts, worn with blue shorts.
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The club badge sits on a white shield on the left breast.[55][56]
.The Manchester United crest has been altered on a few occasions, but the basic form remains similar.^ The Manchester United crest has been altered on a few occasions, but the basic form remains similar.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The owner of Manchester United FC is Red Football Ltd., an investment company formed by US businessman Malcolm Glazer , with the aim to take over the club.
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^ Manchester United Crest Beach Towel $17.99 .
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.The badge is derived from the crest of the city of Manchester.^ The badge is derived from the crest of the city of Manchester.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 16 January 2010 23:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Based on the crest of the city of Manchester, This jersey features the crest the team was wearing in 1985 during the FA Cup final.
  • RSoccer.com - Soccer Shop - Manchester United 20 November 2009 8:57 UTC www.rsoccer.com [Source type: General]

.The devil on the club badge stems from the club's nickname "The Red Devils", which was adopted in the early 1960s after Matt Busby heard it in reference to the red-shirted Salford rugby league side.^ The devil on the club badge stems from the club's nickname "The Red Devils", which was adopted in the early 1960s after Matt Busby heard it in reference to the red-shirted Salford rugby league side.
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^ Founded in 1878, this football club's nickname is called Red Devils , their home venue is Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England.
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^ If they put less money in the club, but they could sponsor only 1 shirt (say the third shirt, for UEFA Champions League or something) this would be a GREAT shirt, I love it.
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[57] .By the end of the 1960s, the devil had started to be included on club programmes and scarves, before it was finally incorporated into the club badge in 1970, holding its unmistakable trident.^ By the end of the 1960s, the devil had started to be included on club programmes and scarves, before it was finally incorporated into the club badge in 1970, holding its unmistakable trident.
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^ A season of consolidation followed, with the club finishing in 8th, before they finally won their first league title in 1908.
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^ Naturally, both sides would like to win the match to gain some confidence before the start of the final event.
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In 1998, the badge was once again redesigned, this time removing the words "Football Club".[58]

Players

First-team squad

As of 12 March 2010, according to combined sources on the official website.[59][60]
.Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.^ Even though England did not fare well under his captaincy, there is no debate about his excellent contribution to England national team.
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^ The FIFA Confederations Cup is one of the most competitive tournaments among national soccer teams.
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^ By the rule of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) she is not eligible to play in the golf team of Stanford University .
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Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Edwin van der Sar
2 England DF Gary Neville (captain)
3 France DF Patrice Evra
4 England MF Owen Hargreaves
5 England DF Rio Ferdinand
6 England DF Wes Brown
7 England FW Michael Owen
8 Brazil MF Anderson
9 Bulgaria FW Dimitar Berbatov
10 England FW Wayne Rooney
11 Wales MF Ryan Giggs (vice-captain)
12 England GK Ben Foster
13 South Korea MF Park Ji-Sung
15 Serbia DF Nemanja Vidić
16 England MF Michael Carrick
17 Portugal MF Nani
18 England MF Paul Scholes
20 Brazil DF Fábio
21 Brazil DF Rafael
22 Republic of Ireland DF John O'Shea
No. Position Player
23 Northern Ireland DF Jonny Evans
24 Scotland MF Darren Fletcher
25 Ecuador MF Antonio Valencia
26 France FW Gabriel Obertan
27 Italy FW Federico Macheda
28 Republic of Ireland MF Darron Gibson
29 Poland GK Tomasz Kuszczak
30 Belgium DF Ritchie De Laet
31 Northern Ireland MF Corry Evans
32 Senegal FW Mame Biram Diouf
36 Scotland MF David Gray
37 Northern Ireland DF Craig Cathcart
38 Germany GK Ron-Robert Zieler
41 Norway FW Joshua King
42 Norway MF Magnus Wolff Eikrem
44 Northern Ireland DF Joe Dudgeon
45 England DF Oliver Gill
46 England MF Cameron Stewart
47 Northern Ireland MF Oliver Norwood

On loan

.Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.^ Even though England did not fare well under his captaincy, there is no debate about his excellent contribution to England national team.
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^ The FIFA Confederations Cup is one of the most competitive tournaments among national soccer teams.
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^ By the rule of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) she is not eligible to play in the golf team of Stanford University .
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Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
14 Serbia MF Zoran Tošić (at Köln until 30 June 2010)[61]
19 England FW Danny Welbeck (at Preston North End until 30 June 2010)[62]
35 England MF Tom Cleverley (at Watford until 30 June 2010)[63]
No. Position Player
40 England GK Ben Amos (at Molde until 30 June 2010)
43 England MF Matthew James (at Preston North End until 30 June 2010)[64]

Reserves and academy

For the reserve and academy squads, see Manchester United F.C. Reserves and Academy.

Former players

Club captains

Dates[65] Name Notes
1878–1882 Unknown
1882 E. Thomas First known club captain
1882–1883 Unknown
c.1883–1887 England Sam Black
c.1887–1890 Wales Jack Powell
1890–1892 Unknown
1892–1893 Scotland Joe Cassidy
1893–1894 Unknown
c.1894 Scotland James McNaught
1894–1896 Unknown
c.1896–1903 England Harry Stafford First captain of Manchester United
1903–1904 Unknown
c.1904–1905 Scotland Jack Peddie
c.1905–1912 England Charlie Roberts
1912–1913 England George Stacey
1913 England Dick Duckworth
1914 England George Hunter
1914–1915 England Patrick O'Connell
1915–1919 None No football was played during the First World War
1919–1922 Unknown
c.1922–1928 England Frank Barson
c.1928–1931 England Jack Wilson
1931–1932 Scotland George McLachlan
1932 England Louis Page
1932–1935 Unknown
c.1935–1939 Scotland Jimmy Brown
1939–1945 None No football was played during the Second World War
1945–1953 Republic of Ireland Johnny Carey First post-war captain, and first from outside the United Kingdom
1953–1954 England Stan Pearson
1954–1955 England Allenby Chilton
1955–1958 England Roger Byrne Died in the 1958 Munich air disaster
1958–1959 England Bill Foulkes
1959–1960 England Dennis Viollet
1960–1962 England Maurice Setters
1962–1964 Republic of Ireland Noel Cantwell
1964–1967 Scotland Denis Law
1967–1973 England Bobby Charlton
1973 Scotland George Graham
1973–1975 Scotland Willie Morgan
1975–1982 Scotland Martin Buchan
1982 England Ray Wilkins
1982–1994 England Bryan Robson Longest-serving captain in United's history
1994–1996 England Steve Bruce
1996–1997 France Eric Cantona First United captain from outside the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland
1997–2005 Republic of Ireland Roy Keane Most trophies won as captain
2005–present England Gary Neville First club captain to be born in Greater Manchester since Dennis Viollet

Player records

.As of match played 14 March 2010 and according to the official statistics website.^ Main article: List of Manchester United F.C. records and statistics As of match played 30 December 2009 and according to the official statistics website.
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^ As of 29 December 2009, according to combined sources on the official website.
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[66] Players in bold are still currently playing for Manchester United.

Most appearances

# Name Career Appearances Goals
1 Wales Ryan Giggs 1991–present 828 152
2 England Bobby Charlton 1956–1973 758 249
3 England Bill Foulkes 1952–1970 688 9
4 England Paul Scholes 1994–present 634 148
5 England Gary Neville 1992–present 591 7
6 England Alex Stepney 1966–1978 539 2
7 Republic of Ireland Tony Dunne 1960–1973 535 2
8 Republic of Ireland Denis Irwin 1990–2002 529 33
9 England Joe Spence 1919–1933 510 168
10 Scotland Arthur Albiston 1974–1988 485 7

Most goals

# Name Career Goals Appearances Goals/Game
Ratio
1 England Bobby Charlton 1956–1973 249 758 0.328
2 Scotland Denis Law 1962–1973 237 404 0.587
3 England Jack Rowley 1937–1955 211 424 0.498
4= England Dennis Viollet 1953–1962 179 293 0.611
4= Northern Ireland George Best 1963–1974 179 470 0.381
6 England Joe Spence 1919–1933 168 510 0.329
7 Wales Mark Hughes 1983–1986
1988–1995
163 467 0.349
8 Wales Ryan Giggs 1991–present 152 828 0.184
9 Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy 2001–2006 150 219 0.685
10= England Stan Pearson 1937–1954 148 343 0.431
10= England Paul Scholes 1994–present 148 634 0.233

Award winners

Ballon d'Or
The following players have won the Ballon d'Or whilst playing for Manchester United:
European Golden Shoe
The following players have won the European Golden Shoe whilst playing for Manchester United:
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year
The following players have won the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award whilst playing for Manchester United:
FIFA World Player of the Year
The following players have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award whilst playing for Manchester United:

Ladies team

.Manchester United Ladies FC was founded in 1977 as Manchester United Supporters Club Ladies.^ Manchester United Ladies FC was founded in 1977 as Manchester United Supporters Club Ladies.
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^ English club Manchester United.
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^ Manchester United are the reigning English champions and Club World Cup holders, having won the 2008–09 Premier League and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
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.They joined the Three Counties League in 1979, and became founder members of the North West Women's Regional Football League in 1989, when they officially changed their name to Manchester United Ladies FC. Although they were relegated from the league in their first season, they were promoted again the season after and went on to win the league title in 1995–96. For the 1998–99 season, the team joined the Northern Combination, two steps below the FA Women's Premier League.^ When he joined Manchester United, fans were expecting their first league title in many years.
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^ They joined the Three Counties League in 1979, and became founder members of the North West Women's Regional Football League in 1989, when they officially changed their name to Manchester United Ladies FC. Although they were relegated from the league in their first season, they were promoted again the season after and went on to win the league title in 1995–96.
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^ At last, he could help United win their first premier league title in 1993 in 26 years.
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.They were officially brought under the banner of Manchester United FC at the start of the 2001–02 season, but they were controversially disbanded before the start of the 2004–05 season for financial reasons.^ United Kits: Season 1901/02 ".
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^ Let us start with Manchester United.
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^ They were officially brought under the banner of Manchester United FC at the start of the 2001–02 season, but they were controversially disbanded before the start of the 2004–05 season for financial reasons.
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.The decision was met with considerable criticism given the profits made by Manchester United and also due to the fact that the teams were withdrawn from all their leagues before the players were even informed of the decision.^ Manchester United are the reigning English champions and Club World Cup holders, having won the 2008–09 Premier League and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
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^ Several strategies were critically analysed and optimal strategy of development of Manchester United Football Club was developed taking into account all the important factors such as organisational structure and people issues.
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^ Mr Haris is a lifelong Manchester United fan and former Football League chairman who now heads the investment bank Seymour Pierce.

However, the club is still involved in girls' football, offering coaching to girls under the age of 16.[67]

Club officials

Manchester United Limited
  • Co-chairmen: Joel Glazer & Avram Glazer
  • Chief executive: David Gill
  • Chief operating officer: Michael Bolingbroke
  • Commercial director: Richard Arnold
  • Executive director: Ed Woodward
  • Non-executive directors: Bryan Glazer, Kevin Glazer, Edward Glazer & Darcie Glazer
Manchester United football club
Coaching and medical staff

Managerial history

Dates Name Notes
1878–1892 Unknown
1892–1900 England A. H. Albut
1900–1903 England James West
1903–1912 England Ernest Mangnall
1912–1914 England John Bentley
1914–1922 England Jack Robson
1922–1926 Scotland John Chapman First manager from outside of England
1926–1927 England Lal Hilditch
1927–1931 England Herbert Bamlett
1931–1932 England Walter Crickmer
1932–1937 Scotland Scott Duncan
1937–1945 England Walter Crickmer
1945–1969 Scotland Matt Busby First post-Second World War manager and longest serving manager in United's history
1969–1970 England Wilf McGuinness
1970–1971 Scotland Matt Busby
1971–1972 Republic of Ireland Frank O'Farrell First manager from outside the United Kingdom
1972–1977 Scotland Tommy Docherty
1977–1981 England Dave Sexton
1981–1986 England Ron Atkinson
1986–present Scotland Alex Ferguson Most successful manager in terms of trophies

Support

.Before the Second World War, few English football supporters travelled to away games because of time, cost, and logistical constraints such as the scarcity of cars amongst the population.^ Before the Second World War, few English football supporters travelled to away games because of time, cost, and logistical constraints such as the scarcity of cars amongst the population.
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^ It has provided what cricket was lacking for a long time in their bid to popularize the game across the world.
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^ She also served as a lieutenant in Marines during World War II, but before that, she turned professional in 1940 after winning 29 amateur titles.
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.January 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] As City and United played home matches on alternate Saturdays, many Mancunians would watch United one week and City the next, but after the war, a stronger rivalry developed and it became more common for a supporter to choose to follow one team exclusively.^ Had he played 10 more minutes we might have won it and he would have been United’s player of the match.
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^ As City and United played home matches on alternate Saturdays, many Mancunians would watch United one week and City the next, but after the war, a stronger rivalry developed and it became more common for a supporter to choose to follow one team exclusively.
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^ Honestly, out of all the years I have been watching United play football, I have never been more bored and frustrated as I am this season.
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[citation needed]
.When United won the league in 1956, they had the highest average home attendance in the league, a record that had been held by Newcastle United for the previous few years.^ When United won the league in 1956, they had the highest average home attendance in the league, a record that had been held by Newcastle United for the previous few years.
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^ Manchester United are the reigning English champions and Club World Cup holders, having won the 2008–09 Premier League and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
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^ The record of last few seasons would suggest that Arsenal is the weakest side among the top four in premier league.
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.Following the Munich air disaster in 1958, more people began to support United and many started to go to matches.^ Munich air disaster · Busby Babes .
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^ Munich air disaster .
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^ Following the Munich air disaster in 1958, more people began to support United and many started to go to matches.
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.July 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] This caused United's support to swell and is one reason why United have had the highest league attendances in English football for almost every season since then, even as a Second Division side in 1974–75.^ The First Division is now known as the Football League Championship and the Second Division is now known as Football League One .
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^ This caused United's support to swell and is one reason why United have had the highest league attendances in English football for almost every season since then, even as a Second Division side in 1974–75 .
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^ The club was a founding member of the Premier League in 1992, and has played in the top division of English football since 1938, with the exception of the 1974–75 season.
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[3] .In fact, for two of the seasons that United did not have the league's largest attendance, Old Trafford was undergoing major building work (1971–72 and 1992–93).^ In fact, for two of the seasons that United did not have the league's largest attendance, Old Trafford was undergoing major building work ( 1971–72 and 1992–93).
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^ The club was a founding member of the Premier League in 1992, and has played in the top division of English football since 1938, with the exception of the 1974–75 season.
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^ This has been reflected in their results too as two out of last four Champions League titles went to English clubs and there was at least one English club in the Champions league final for the last four seasons.
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.A 2002 report, entitled Do You Come From Manchester?, showed that a higher proportion of Manchester City season ticket holders live in the Manchester postal districts, whilst United had the higher absolute number of season ticket holders living in the same area.^ Manchester City season ticket holders live in the Manchester postal districts, whilst United had the higher absolute number of season ticket holders living in the same area.
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^ Manchester City charged United £5,000 per year for the use of their stadium, plus a nominal percentage of the gate receipts.
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^ Manchester United are the reigning English champions and Club World Cup holders, having won the 2008–09 Premier League and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
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[70]
.In the late 1990s and early part of the 2000s, an increasing source of concern for many United supporters was the possibility of the club being taken over.^ In the late 1990s and early part of the 2000s, an increasing source of concern for many United supporters was the possibility of the club being taken over.
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^ Off the pitch, the main story was the possibility of the club being taken over and on 12 May 2005, American businessman Malcolm Glazer acquired a controlling interest in the club through his investment vehicle Red Football Ltd.
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^ Malcolm Glazer spent 2.65m on another million United shares to increase his stake in the club to 16.69 per cent in late February.

.The supporters' group IMUSA (Independent Manchester United Supporters' Association) was extremely active in opposing a proposed takeover by Rupert Murdoch in 1998.[71] Another pressure group, Shareholders United Against Murdoch (which became Shareholders United and is now the Manchester United Supporters' Trust) was formed at around this time to encourage supporters to buy shares in the club, partly to enable supporters to have a greater say in the issues that concern them, such as ticket prices and allocation, and partly to reduce the risk of an unwanted party buying enough shares to take over the club.^ Many supporters were outraged, and some formed a splinter club called F.C. United of Manchester .
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^ Manchester United Ladies FC was founded in 1977 as Manchester United Supporters Club Ladies.
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^ He is now the largest shareholder in the board of this club.
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.However, this scheme failed to prevent Malcolm Glazer from becoming the majority share holder.^ However, this scheme failed to prevent Malcolm Glazer from becoming the majority share holder.
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^ However, United might decide that it was wise to have them on side against any predatory moves by figures such as Malcolm Glazer.

^ Malcolm Glazer spent 2.65m on another million United shares to increase his stake in the club to 16.69 per cent in late February.

.Many supporters were outraged, and some formed a splinter club called F.C. United of Manchester.^ Many supporters were outraged, and some formed a splinter club called F.C. United of Manchester .
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^ Manchester United Ladies FC was founded in 1977 as Manchester United Supporters Club Ladies.
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^ The supporters' group IMUSA ( Independent Manchester United Supporters' Association ) was extremely active in opposing a proposed takeover by Rupert Murdoch in 1998.
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.Despite the anger of some supporters towards the new owners, attendances have continued to increase.^ Despite the anger of some supporters towards the new owners, attendances have continued to increase.
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^ Despite this, a record attendance of 76,962 was recorded, which is more than even the current stadium officially supports.
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.The atmosphere produced by the fans has, however, been criticised at times.^ The atmosphere produced by the fans has, however, been criticised at times.
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.In 2000, comments made about sections of the Old Trafford crowd by the then-club captain Roy Keane, claiming some fans could not "spell football, never mind understand it" led to them being dubbed the "prawn sandwich brigade".[72] Alex Ferguson has also made several comments about the crowd, even going as far as claiming the atmosphere on 1 January 2008 was like a "funeral".[73] Afterwards, he commented "I think there have been days like this in the past.^ Afterwards, he commented "I think there have been days like this in the past.
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^ Until a successor to Sir Alex Ferguson is appointed, there is bound to be some uncertainty about the club's footballing future.

^ Alex Ferguson has also made several comments about the crowd, even going as far as claiming the atmosphere on 1 January 2008 was like a "funeral".
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It happened some years ago, when we were dominant".[73] After a famous 1–0 win over Barcelona at Old Trafford, which sent United to the final of the Champions League in Moscow, Ferguson said that United fans "were absolutely brilliant" and that they "got us over the line".[74][75]

Stadium

Old Trafford
Theatre of Dreams
Old Trafford after its most recent expansion
Location Sir Matt Busby Way,
Old Trafford,
Greater Manchester,
England
Broke ground 1909
Opened 19 February 1910
Owner Manchester United
Operator Manchester United
Construction cost £90,000 (1909)
Architect Archibald Leitch (1909)
Capacity 75,957 seated[2]
Tenants
Manchester United (Premier League) (1910–present)
.When the club was first founded, Newton Heath played their home games on a small field on North Road in Newton Heath.^ When the club was first founded, Newton Heath played their home games on a small field on North Road in Newton Heath.
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^ The club was a founding member of the Premier League in 1992, and has played in the top division of English football since 1938, with the exception of the 1974–75 season.
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^ He can take corners which clear the first defender, AND I am sure for the miniscule amount of games he has played, he has MORE ASSISTS than Valencia (somebody tell me if I am wrong on this.
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.However, visiting teams often complained about the state of the pitch, which was "a bog at one end and rocky as a quarry at the other".[12] The changing rooms were also nothing to be proud of, being located ten minutes walk away at the Three Crowns pub on Oldham Road.^ However, visiting teams often complained about the state of the pitch, which was "a bog at one end and rocky as a quarry at the other".
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^ The changing rooms were also nothing to be proud of, being located ten minutes walk away at the Three Crowns pub on Oldham Road.
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^ West Indies innings was also a one-man show as Captain Chris Gayle continued his fight in the one end, while wickets kept falling in the other end.
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.They were later moved to the Shears Hotel, another pub on Oldham Road, but a change was needed if the club was to continue in the Football League.^ They were later moved to the Shears Hotel, another pub on Oldham Road, but a change was needed if the club was to continue in the Football League.
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^ Football League clubs .
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^ The club was a founding member of the Premier League in 1992, and has played in the top division of English football since 1938, with the exception of the 1974–75 season.
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.The Heathens remained at their North Road ground for fifteen years from 1878 to 1893, a year after entering the Football League, before moving to a new home at Bank Street in nearby Clayton.^ And Terry Lefton reports that the new United Football League will allow sponsors opportunities to show their logos on the field contrary to what the NFL currently does.
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^ In the new agreement, CBS Sports continues to be the exclusive national network broadcaster of SEC home football games, including the SEC Championship Game.
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^ The 31-year-old striker has been awarded the Bolton captaincy this season following his new contract by which he will remain at Bolton until 2011.
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.The new ground was not much better, only a few tufts of grass sticking up through the sandy surface, and clouds of smoke coming down from the factory next door.^ On the left corner of the home page, you can see the match coming up next.
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^ I am worried only because Berba himself keeps coming out to the press, and saying that he can’t play to his best, because he is weighed down by the price tag he bears.
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^ And I could argue that despite all these years of sticking up for you over here when you get so much shit, I get called for poking fun at you when I never even did that.
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.On one occasion, the Walsall Town Swifts even refused to play, the conditions were so bad.^ On one occasion, the Walsall Town Swifts even refused to play, the conditions were so bad.
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^ I fear Ferguson may be struck with his usual bug of falling in love with one player when he plays well against us on a single occasion.
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^ Even Pakistani cricketers did not play many cricket matches over the last six months due to their tumultuous security condition in the country.
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.A layer of sand was put down by the groundsman and the visitors were finally persuaded to play, eventually losing 14–0. They protested against the result, citing the poor conditions as the reason for their loss and the match was replayed.^ A layer of sand was put down by the groundsman and the visitors were finally persuaded to play, eventually losing 14–0.
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^ They protested against the result, citing the poor conditions as the reason for their loss and the match was replayed.
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^ They played their first game there on 19 February 1910 against Liverpool , but lost 4–3 having thrown away a 3–0 lead.
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The conditions were not much better the second time around, and the Walsall team lost again, although this time they only lost 9–0.[12]
.In 1902, the club went close to bankruptcy and the Bank Street ground was closed by bailiffs due to its insolvency.^ At one point, their Bank Street ground was closed by the bailiffs.
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^ In 1902, the club went close to bankruptcy and the Bank Street ground was closed by bailiffs due to its insolvency.
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^ Not long afterwards, in 1902, the club neared bankruptcy, with debts of over £2,500.
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.The club was saved at the last minute by captain Harry Stafford, who managed to scrape together enough money to pay for the club's next away game at Bristol City and found a temporary ground at neighbouring Harpurhey for the next home game against Blackpool.^ The club was saved at the last minute by captain Harry Stafford, who managed to scrape together enough money to pay for the club's next away game at Bristol City and found a temporary ground at neighbouring Harpurhey for the next home game against Blackpool.
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^ The current club captain is Gary Neville, who succeeded Roy Keane in November 2005.
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^ Legend goes that Harry Stafford , the club captain, was showing off his prized St. Bernard dog at a club fund-raiser, when Davies approached him to buy the dog.
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.Following investment to get the club back on an even keel, they renamed as Manchester United, though still with a desire for a passable ground.^ Following investment to get the club back on an even keel, they renamed as Manchester United, though still with a desire for a passable ground.
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^ English club Manchester United.
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^ Even if they come back then what next?
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.Six weeks before United's first FA Cup title in April 1909, Old Trafford was named as the home of Manchester United, following the purchase of the necessary land for around £60,000. Architect Archibald Leitch was hired by United chairman John Henry Davies, and given a budget of £30,000 for construction.^ Architect Archibald Leitch was hired by United chairman John Henry Davies, and given a budget of £30,000 for construction.
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^ Six weeks before United's first FA Cup title in April 1909, Old Trafford was named as the home of Manchester United, following the purchase of the necessary land for around £60,000.
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^ Manchester United win 11th FA Cup ".
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.Original plans indicated that the stadium would hold around 100,000, though this was scaled back to 77,000. Despite this, a record attendance of 76,962 was recorded, which is more than even the current stadium officially supports.^ Despite this, a record attendance of 76,962 was recorded, which is more than even the current stadium officially supports.
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^ Original plans indicated that the stadium would hold around 100,000, though this was scaled back to 77,000.
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^ At the opening of the stadium, standing tickets cost sixpence, while the most expensive seats in the grandstand would have set you back five shillings.
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.Construction was carried out by Messrs Brameld and Smith of Manchester.^ Construction was carried out by Messrs Brameld and Smith of Manchester.
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.At the opening of the stadium, standing tickets cost sixpence, while the most expensive seats in the grandstand would have set you back five shillings.^ But it does leave you open in the back, especially on the flanks, which was shown today and even in the second half.
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^ Nadal clinched his fourth successive French Open title, defeating Federer 6–1, 6–3, 6–0 in the final, before winning his first ever Wimbledon title, defeating Federer in a five-set classic final.
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^ If you can disclose a link for the sheet music, it would be most appreciated.

.The inaugural game was played on 19 February 1910 against Liverpool F.C., and resulted in a 4–3 win for the visitors.^ They played their first game there on 19 February 1910 against Liverpool , but lost 4–3 having thrown away a 3–0 lead.
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^ The inaugural game was played on 19 February 1910 against Liverpool F.C., and resulted in a 4–3 win for the visitors.
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^ Australia has been in good form recently, winning 4 out of their 5 games, while the other game against Japan was a draw.
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.As it happened, the change of ground could not have come soon enough – only a few days after the club played their last game at Bank Street, one of the stands was blown down in a storm.^ As it happened, the change of ground could not have come soon enough – only a few days after the club played their last game at Bank Street, one of the stands was blown down in a storm.
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^ I come from a culture where one has to be really severely injured not to play a game.
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^ At one point, their Bank Street ground was closed by the bailiffs.
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.Bombing during the Second World War, on 11 March 1941, destroyed much of the stadium, notably the main stand.^ Bombing during the Second World War , on 11 March 1941, destroyed much of the stadium, notably the main stand.
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^ They were promoted and relegated once again before being promoted in the penultimate season before the Second World War.
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^ April Fool says: March 31st, 2009 at 11:23 am April Fool's much?
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.The central tunnel in the South Stand was all that remained of that quarter of the ground.^ The central tunnel in the South Stand was all that remained of that quarter of the ground.
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After the war, United filed a report with the War Damage Commission and received compensation to the value of £22,278 for the reconstruction of the ground. .Though the ground was rebuilt in 1949, it meant that a game had not been played at Old Trafford for nearly 10 years as the team played all their "home" games in that period at Manchester City's ground, Maine Road.^ Though the ground was rebuilt in 1949, it meant that a game had not been played at Old Trafford for nearly 10 years as the team played all their "home" games in that period at Manchester City's ground, Maine Road.
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^ The 24-year-old Brazilian is currently playing for English club Manchester City .
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^ Manchester City charged United £5,000 per year for the use of their stadium, plus a nominal percentage of the gate receipts.
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.Manchester City charged United £5,000 per year for the use of their stadium, plus a nominal percentage of the gate receipts.^ Manchester City charged United £5,000 per year for the use of their stadium, plus a nominal percentage of the gate receipts.
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^ When he joined Manchester United, fans were expecting their first league title in many years.
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^ This year, they finished second to Manchester United in the premier league and they have been pretty much consistent in Europe too.
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Subsequent improvements occurred, beginning with the addition of a roof first to the Stretford End and then to the North and East Stands. .However, the old-fashioned roof supports obscured the view of many fans, resulting in the upgrading of the roofs to incorporate the cantilevering still seen on the stadium today.^ However, the old-fashioned roof supports obscured the view of many fans, resulting in the upgrading of the roofs to incorporate the cantilevering still seen on the stadium today.
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^ However, the old style floodlights were dismantled in 1987, to be replaced by a new lighting system embedded in the roof of each of the stands, which has survived to this day.
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^ Today, I got the schedule of twenty20 world cup 2009 which is based on American timing that I think would be useful for many cricket fans in America.
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.The Stretford End was the last stand to receive the upgrade to the cantilevered roof, the work being completed in time for the start of the 1993–94 season.^ The Stretford End was the last stand to receive the upgrade to the cantilevered roof, the work being completed in time for the start of the 1993–94 season.
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^ United successfully complete the European double despite a poor start to the season, finding themselves in 17th place in the Premier League after three matches.
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^ He was like this towards the tail end of last season too.
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Floodlights were first installed at the ground in the mid-1950s. .Four 180-foot (55 m)-tall pylons were erected, each housing 54 individual floodlights.^ Four 180-foot (55 m)-tall pylons were erected, each housing 54 individual floodlights.
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.The whole lighting system cost the club £40,000, and was first used for a match on 25 March 1957. However, the old style floodlights were dismantled in 1987, to be replaced by a new lighting system embedded in the roof of each of the stands, which has survived to this day.^ The whole lighting system cost the club £40,000, and was first used for a match on 25 March 1957.
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^ However, the old style floodlights were dismantled in 1987, to be replaced by a new lighting system embedded in the roof of each of the stands, which has survived to this day.
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^ However, the old-fashioned roof supports obscured the view of many fans, resulting in the upgrading of the roofs to incorporate the cantilevering still seen on the stadium today.
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.In 1990, following the Hillsborough Disaster, a report was issued which demanded all stadia be converted to all-seaters, leading to subsequent renovation, which dropped capacity to around 44,000. However, the club's popularity ensured that further development would occur.^ However, the club's popularity ensured that further development would occur.
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^ In 1990, following the Hillsborough Disaster , a report was issued which demanded all stadia be converted to all-seaters , leading to subsequent renovation, which dropped capacity to around 44,000.
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^ However, Pakistan ’s performance was not impressive at all against England following some poor shows in the warm up games.
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.In 1995, the North Stand was redeveloped into three tiers, bringing the capacity up to approximately 55,000. This was followed by expansions of first the East and then West Stands to reach a total capacity of 68,000. The most recent expansion was completed in 2006, when the North-East and North-West Quadrants were opened, allowing the current record of 76,098, only 114 short of the stadium's maximum capacity.^ If they bat first, then Pakistan should amass as much runs as possible and bring spinners into the attack early in the innings to check the run rate.
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^ He has won a total of 12 Grand Slam singles titles (five Wimbledon, four U.S. Open, three Australian Open) and is closing in on Pete Sampras' record of 14, but the French Open title still eludes him.
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^ The English centre back is involved in two record-breaking British transfer deal and is currently the most expensive defender in the world.
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.It has been estimated that for any further development to be attempted on the stadium, specifically the South Stand which is still only one tier high, development costs would almost equal the £114 million already spent on the stadium in the last fourteen years.^ It has been estimated that for any further development to be attempted on the stadium, specifically the South Stand which is still only one tier high, development costs would almost equal the £114 million already spent on the stadium in the last fourteen years.
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^ At the opening of the stadium, standing tickets cost sixpence, while the most expensive seats in the grandstand would have set you back five shillings.
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^ Ideally, the expansion would include bringing the South Stand up to at least two tiers and filling in the South-West and South-East quadrants to restore the "bowl" effect of the stadium.
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.This is due to the fact that up to fifty houses would have to be bought out by the club, which would cause a lot of disruption to local residents, and any extension would have to be built over the top of the railway line that runs adjacent to the stadium.^ This is due to the fact that up to fifty houses would have to be bought out by the club, which would cause a lot of disruption to local residents, and any extension would have to be built over the top of the railway line that runs adjacent to the stadium.
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^ I too will be dissapointed if we dont at least go for him coz he would greatly enhance our forward line and also might bring the best out of Wayne Rooney.
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^ So many sexually insecure guys are probly out there maligning her and whatnot to cover up for the fact that they were fapping to her pictures last week.
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.Ideally, the expansion would include bringing the South Stand up to at least two tiers and filling in the South-West and South-East quadrants to restore the "bowl" effect of the stadium.^ I too will be dissapointed if we dont at least go for him coz he would greatly enhance our forward line and also might bring the best out of Wayne Rooney.
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^ We are so in need of at least two really gifted top stars – to bring the smiles back to my face anyway!
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^ He then went few games without any score, but came back to his scoring form against West Bromwich Albion, followed it up with two more goals against Fulham.
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.Present estimates put the projected capacity of the completed stadium at approximately 96,000, more than the new Wembley Stadium.^ ESPNDeportes.com enjoyed a record day, with more than 920,000 visits, a 27% increase over the day of last year's final.
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^ In April 2009, the blog received more than 105,000 page views and 75,000 visitors and they came from all over the world.
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^ Murray, just 21 years old, has completed a more impressive season than Rusedski or Tim Henman ever managed.
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Sponsorship

.AIG are the main sponsors of Manchester United, and as part of the sponsorship deal, their logo is displayed on the front of the club's shirts and a plethora of other merchandise.^ Manchester United Shirts 1990-99 ".
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^ Manchester United Shirts 1970-79 ".
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^ Manchester United Shirts 1980-89 ".
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.The AIG deal was announced by Manchester United chief executive David Gill on 6 April 2006, and is worth a British record £56.5 million, to be paid over four years (£14.1 million a year).^ The AIG deal was announced by Manchester United chief executive David Gill on 6 April 2006, and is worth a British record £56.5 million, to be paid over four years (£14.1 million a year).
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^ Manchester City charged United £5,000 per year for the use of their stadium, plus a nominal percentage of the gate receipts.
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^ The Bulgarian striker currently plays for Manchester United after joining the club under a four-year deal worth £30.75 or € 46.4 million from Tottenham Hotspur during Summer 2008 transfer window.
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[80] .The deal became the most valuable sponsorship deal in the world in September 2006 after the renegotiation of the £15 million-a-year deal Juventus had with oil firm Tamoil.^ The transfer deal created a huge buzz in the football world and Zidane once again made history becoming the most expensive footballer in the world.
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^ Here, in this article, I am going to write about top ten most expensive transfer deals in the history of world football.
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^ He became the first ever defender to win the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2006.
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[81] .On 21 January 2009, it was announced that AIG would not be renewing their sponsorship of the club at the end of the deal in May 2010. It is not clear, however, whether or not AIG's agreement to run MU Finance will continue.^ It is not clear, however, whether or not AIG's agreement to run MU Finance will continue.
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^ Retrieved 21 January 2009 .
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^ AIG ends Man Utd sponsorship deal ".
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[82] .American reinsurance company Aon was named as the club's principal sponsor on 3 June 2009, with their sponsorship of the club taking effect from the beginning of the 2010–11 season.^ Thursday, June 11, 2009 .
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^ June 11 2009 .
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^ American reinsurance company Aon was named as the club's principal sponsor on 3 June 2009, with their sponsorship of the club taking effect from the beginning of the 2010–11 season .
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[83] .The terms of the deal were not revealed, but it has been reported to be worth approximately £80 million over four years, which would make it the biggest sponsorship deal in football history.^ The terms of the deal were not revealed, but it has been reported to be worth approximately £80 million over four years, which would make it the biggest sponsorship deal in football history.
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^ He was included in the Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Year on four occasions.
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^ So, I do not think the Manchester United would have to make way for their city rivals in the top four.
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The club has only ever had three main shirt sponsors. .The first and longest-running was Sharp Electronics, who sponsored the club from 1982 to 2000, which was one of the lengthiest and most lucrative sponsorship deals in English football.^ The first and longest-running was Sharp Electronics , who sponsored the club from 1982 to 2000, which was one of the lengthiest and most lucrative sponsorship deals in English football .
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^ English football clubs .
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^ Since the late 1990s, the club has been one of the richest in the world with the highest revenue of any football club, [ 5 ] and is currently ranked as the richest and most valuable club in any sport worldwide, with an estimated value of around £ 1.136 billion ( € 1.319 billion / $ 1.870 billion) as of April 2009.
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[85][86] .Sharp's logo was on the front of United's shirts during these 17 years, during which the team won seven Premier League titles, five FA Cups, one Football League Cup, one European Cup Winners' Cup and one European Cup.^ FA Cup winners .
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^ With Manchester United, Bobby Charlton won three football league titles, one FA Cup titles, four FA Community Shield titles and captained Manchester United in their 1968 European Cup triumph.
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^ Sharp's logo was on the front of United's shirts during these 17 years, during which the team won seven Premier League titles, five FA Cups , one Football League Cup , one European Cup Winners' Cup and one European Cup .
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.Vodafone took over in an initial four-year £30 million deal on 11 February 2000, with the sponsorship to begin at the start of the 2000–01 season.^ Vodafone took over in an initial four-year £30 million deal on 11 February 2000, with the sponsorship to begin at the start of the 2000–01 season.
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^ Four out of his 11 grand slam singles titles came at Wimbledon, and unlike many other Wimbledon greats, his 4 Wimbledon singles titles did not come in consecutive years.
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^ The terms of the deal were not revealed, but it has been reported to be worth approximately £80 million over four years, which would make it the biggest sponsorship deal in football history.
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[85][86] .In December 2003, the sponsorship was extended by four years with Vodafone agreeing to pay £36 million over the four years from 2004 to 2008.[87] However, on 23 November 2005, Vodafone announced that they would be ending the deal in May 2006 in order to concentrate on their sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League.^ In any year other than this I would tend to agree with you.
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^ Nedved’s excellent form led Juventus to reach the Champions League final in 2003 where they were beaten by AC Milan.
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^ This has been reflected in their results too as two out of last four Champions League titles went to English clubs and there was at least one English club in the Champions league final for the last four seasons.
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[88]
Similarly, the club has only had four independent kit manufacturers, the first being local sportswear company Umbro. .Admiral took over in 1975, and became the first company to place their logo on a Manchester United shirt in 1976.[89] Adidas followed in 1980,[90] before Umbro started a second spell as the club's kit manufacturers in 1992.[91] Umbro's sponsorship lasted for a further ten years, before the club struck a record-breaking £302.9 million deal with Nike.^ Manchester United Shirts 1990-99 ".
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^ Adidas followed in 1980, [ 78 ] before Umbro started a second spell as the club's kit manufacturers in 1992.
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^ Umbro's sponsorship lasted for a further ten years, before the club struck a record-breaking £302.9 million deal with Nike.
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The agreement with Nike will last an initial 13 years, running until at least 2015.[92]

Rivalries

.Historically, Manchester United's closest rivals have been Liverpool, Manchester City and Leeds United.^ Liverpool v Manchester United preview ".
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^ Manchester derby · Liverpool rivalry · Leeds United rivalry .
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^ Manchester City charged United £5,000 per year for the use of their stadium, plus a nominal percentage of the gate receipts.
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[93][94] .Currently, most fans see Liverpool as their biggest rivals due to the success of both clubs.^ Currently, most fans see Liverpool as their biggest rivals due to the success of both clubs.
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^ Robinho did not take much time to prove his mettle at his new club where he has been in an excellent form, scoring pretty regularly, despite Manchester City seeing less success due to lack of strength in its defense.
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^ No doubt, Barcelona fans did not see the best of him in his inaugural season with the Catalan club.
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[95]
.The Liverpool rivalry began during the 1960s when the two clubs were among the strongest in England, and have been competing closely almost every season since.^ The Liverpool rivalry began during the 1960s when the two clubs were among the strongest in England, and have been competing closely just about every season since.
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^ His move to rival Real Madrid stirred up the traditional rivalry between the two clubs.
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^ He then moved to Italian Serie A club Lazio with whom he spent five seasons and won two Italian Cup and two Italian Super Cup titles and Cup Winners’ Cup tournament in 1999.
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.The Manchester City rivalry dates back to the Newton Heath era of the 1890s and has remained fierce due to both clubs being in the same division for much of their history.^ The Manchester City rivalry dates back to the Newton Heath era of the 1890s and has remained fierce due to both clubs being in the same division for much of their history.
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^ Cliche, I know, but we have too much attacking talent at the club that is being blunted with this defensive approach.
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^ Robinho did not take much time to prove his mettle at his new club where he has been in an excellent form, scoring pretty regularly, despite Manchester City seeing less success due to lack of strength in its defense.
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Whilst based in traditional Yorkshire-Lancashire rivalry, the rivalry with Leeds United began during the late 1960s when Leeds emerged as a top side, and continued through the 1970s and 1980s before arguably reaching its zenith when Leeds pipped United to the league title in 1992.

Honours

Domestic

League

Cups

European

Worldwide

Doubles and Trebles

.Especially short competitions such as the Charity/Community Shield, Intercontinental Cup, FIFA Club World Cup or Super Cup are not generally considered to contribute towards a Double or Treble.^ Doubles : League and FA Cup : 3 1994 , 1996 , 1999 (as part of The Treble ) League and League Cup : 1 2009 European Double ( League and European Cup ): 2 1999 (as part of The Treble ), 2008 "The Treble" (League, FA Cup and European Cup): 1 1999 Especially short competitions such as the Charity/Community Shield , Intercontinental Cup , FIFA Club World Cup or Super Cup are not generally considered to contribute towards a Double or Treble.
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^ Intercontinental Cup : 1 1999 FIFA Club World Cup : 1 2008 Doubles and Trebles .
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^ He then moved to Italian Serie A club Lazio with whom he spent five seasons and won two Italian Cup and two Italian Super Cup titles and Cup Winners’ Cup tournament in 1999.
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The only major honour that Manchester United has never won is the UEFA Cup,[97] although they reached the quarter-finals in 1984–85 and the semi-finals of the competition's precursor tournament, the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, in 1964–65.[98][99]

See also

Supporters' organisations
Fanzines

References

Notes
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    ^ Tag: Game Preview — David Schiavone @ 17:55 Betfair is the official Manchester United betting partner and we here at Red Rants have partnered with them to offer a free £25 bet when you register.
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    ^ Eric Cantona is another legendary figure in the history of Manchester United.
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