The Manchester United Football Club is an English proffesional soccer club which is playing in the Premier League. They play in there stadium the famous Old Trafford. Manchester United was founded in 1878 as Newton Health LYR Football Club. They changed their name in 1902 to Manchester United and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex FergusonSir Alexander Chapman “Alex” Ferguson, known as Alex Ferguson or Fergie, is the manager of Manchester United since 1986 (25 years!). Ferguson is the most succesfull manager in the history of England.
He has won very much trophies with Manchester United:
11x Premier League (1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09)
5x FA Cup (1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04)
4x League Cup (1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10)
9x FA Charity (1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010)
2x Champions League (1998–99, 2007–08)
1x UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup (1990–91)
1x UEFA Super Cup (1991)
1x Intercontinental Cup (1999)
1x FIFA Club World Cup (2008)

He has also won a few individual prices, like UEFA Manager of the Year, Coach of the Year, Premier League Manager of the Month (25x!) And he was knighted.

 

His statistics say a lot about him as manager of Manchester United:

Manchester United England 6 November 1986 Present 1,386 821 321 244 2,523 1,235 59.2

Old Trafford

Old Trafford is the home stadium of Manchester United since 1910.Old Trafford
It has place for 75,957 spectators. With that, Old Trafford is the second largest stadium in England, after Wembley, the third-largest in the United Kingdom and the eleventh largest stadium in Europe.

Before the Wembley stadium was built in 1923, a lot of big games (finals of the FA cup for instance) were hold in Old Trafford.

Old Trafford isn’t only used to play soccer. In the second World War, American soldiers played baseball. And in 1981 a cup to win with cricket was held here. Also there has been played American Football and rugby in the big stadium.

 

 

The Team

The players of Manchester United, which are not on loan at another club:

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Edwin van der Sar
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
12 England DF Chris Smalling
13 South Korea MF Park Ji-Sung
14 Mexico FW Javier Hernández
15 Serbia DF Nemanja Vidić (captain)
16 England MF Michael Carrick
17 Portugal MF Nani
18 England MF Paul Scholes
20 Brazil DF Fábio
No. Position Player
21 Brazil DF Rafael
22 Republic of Ireland DF John O’Shea
23 Northern Ireland DF Jonny Evans
24 Scotland MF Darren Fletcher
25 Ecuador MF Antonio Valencia
26 France FW Gabriel Obertan
28 Republic of Ireland MF Darron Gibson
29 Poland GK Tomasz Kuszczak
33 Portugal FW Bébé
34 Denmark GK Anders Lindegaard
37 Republic of Ireland MF Robert Brady
40 England GK Ben Amos
41 Norway FW Joshua King
42 France MF Paul Pogba
45 England DF Oliver Gill
46 England MF Ryan Tunnicliffe
47 Northern Ireland MF Oliver Norwood
49 England MF Ravel Morrison

Manchester United Trophies:

Manchester United has won a lot of Trophies, which makes them one of the most succesfull soccer teams in the world.

18x Premier League

FA PREMIER LEAGUE / FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE 1908 1911 1952 1956 1957 1965 1967 1993 1994 1996 1997 1999 2000 2001 2003 2007 2008 2009

11x FA CUP

FA Cup 1909 1948 1963 1977 1983 1985 1990 1994 1996 1999 2004

4x FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP

FOOTBALL LEAGUE CUP 1992 2006 2009 2010

18x FA CHARITY / COMMUNITY SHIELD

FA CHARITY / COMMUNITY SHIELD 1908 1911 1952 1956 1957 1965 1967 1977 1983 1990 1993 1994 1996 1997 2003 2007 2008 2010

3x UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

EUROPEAN CUP / UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 1968 1999 2008

1x FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP

FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP 2008

1x UEFA SUPER CUP

UEFA SUPER CUP 1991

1x EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS’ CUP

EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS' CUP 1991

 

 

 

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