The record was pushed steadily upwards before reaching its peak on 31 March 2007, when 76,098 spectators saw Manchester United beat Blackburn Rovers 4–1, with just 114 seats (0.15 per cent of the total capacity of 76,212) unoccupied. That Champions League title entered them into the Intercontinental Cup, which they went on to win, making them the only British club to do so. Part of the new seating was used for the first time on 26 March 2006, when an attendance of 69,070 became a new Premier League record.  A photograph of the Newton Heath team, taken in 1892, is believed to show the players wearing red-and-white quartered jerseys and navy blue knickerbockers. The following day, former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær was appointed caretaker manager until the end of the season. UEFA.com's team of reporters predict all Wednesday's UEFA Champions League line-ups.  On 19 May 2014, it was confirmed that Louis van Gaal would replace Moyes as Manchester United manager on a three-year deal, with Giggs as his assistant. Which league has the most nominees? With 33 titles between them (20 for Manchester United, 13 for Arsenal) this fixture has become known as one of the finest Premier League match-ups in history. For the latest news on Manchester United FC, including scores, fixtures, results, form guide & league position, visit the official website of the Premier League. Manchester United have won more trophies than any other club in English football, with a record 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups and a record 21 FA Community Shields.  Once the purchase was complete, the club was taken off the stock exchange.  Exceptions include a green-and-gold halved shirt worn between 1992 and 1994, a blue-and-white striped shirt worn during the 1994–95 and 1995–96 seasons and once in 1996–97, an all-black kit worn during the Treble-winning 1998–99 season, and a white shirt with black-and-red horizontal pinstripes worn between 2003–04 and 2005–06. 2 after routing Crystal Palace 4-0. Manchester United are top of the Premier League table with nearly half the season gone but are they title contenders or mere pretenders? (1878–1945), History of Manchester United F.C. , A team called Manchester United Supporters Club Ladies began operations in the late 1970s and was unofficially recognised as the club's senior women's team. , Originally funded by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, the club became a limited company in 1892 and sold shares to local supporters for £1 via an application form. Watch this amazing strike by the Portuguese star for Manchester United against Porto. Since the inception of the Premier League, Manchester United has received the largest share of the revenue generated from the BSkyB broadcasting deal. The reason for dropping it being that the players claimed to have trouble finding their teammates against the crowd, United failed to win a competitive game in the kit. In 1968, under the management of Matt Busby, Manchester United became the first English football club to win the European Cup. They reached the final again in 1977, beating Liverpool 2–1.  First used on 25 March 1957 and costing £40,000, four 180-foot (55 m) pylons were erected, each housing 54 individual floodlights. The mark of champions?  Supporter groups encouraged match-going fans to wear green and gold, the colours of Newton Heath.  Much of the takeover money was borrowed by the Glazers; the debts were transferred to the club. Points and psychological power at stake as Anfield hosts the top-of-the-table clash  United also fell behind in the title race for the third consecutive season, finishing in fifth place, in spite of several expensive signings during Van Gaal's tenure; however, that same season, Manchester United won the FA Cup for a 12th time, this being their first trophy won since 2013.  By winning the UEFA Europa League in 2016–17, they became one of five clubs to have won all three main UEFA club competitions. Get the background on this drama-packed 2003 quarter-final, then watch it on UEFA.tv.  The DHL contract lasted for over a year before the club bought back the contract in October 2012, although they remained the club's official logistics partner.  From 2012, some shares of the club were listed on the New York Stock Exchange, although the Glazer family retains overall ownership and control of the club. For 2018–19, black shorts and red socks became the primary choice for the home kit. This attention often generates greater interest in on-the-field activities, and hence generates sponsorship opportunities – the value of which is driven by television exposure. Manchester United was the highest-earning football club in the world for 2016–17, with an annual revenue of €676.3 million, and the world's third most valuable football club in 2019, valued at £3.15 billion ($3.81 billion). Who won UEFA awards?  Umbro's sponsorship lasted for ten years, followed by Nike's record-breaking £302.9 million deal that lasted until 2015; 3.8 million replica shirts were sold in the first 22 months with the company. The players have done everything but win the UEFA Champions League. Season Title; 19/20: Europa League Participant: 18/19: Champions League Participant: 17/18: UEFA Super Cup runner-up: 17/18: FA Cup Runner up: 17/18: Champions League Participant UEFA Women's Champions League ... goalless Premier League draws between Manchester United and Wolves. Manchester United is one of the most widely supported football clubs in the world, and has rivalries with Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Leeds United. In a dispute that stemmed from contested ownership of the horse Rock of Gibraltar, Magnier and McManus attempted to have Ferguson removed from his position as manager, and the board responded by approaching investors to attempt to reduce the Irishmen's majority. Paul Scholes' memorable strike against Barcelona in the 2008 Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg will go down in United folklore.  In 1908, the club won their first league title, and won the FA Cup for the first time the following year. Manchester United have not been in the Premier League title race for a long time and David de Gea does not want this season to pass them by. Sit in on the former Old Trafford team-mates pre-match video call. They remained part of their home kits until 1927. As of 25 January, UEFA.com will no longer support Internet Explorer. ), Install in iCalendar or default calendar (this is a webcal link). The West Stand of Old Trafford – the "Stretford End" – is the home end and the traditional source of the club's most vocal support. $1.5 billion).  In 1989, chairman Martin Edwards attempted to sell the club to Michael Knighton for £20 million, but the sale fell through and Knighton joined the board of directors instead. , The rivalry with Liverpool is rooted in competition between the cities during the Industrial Revolution when Manchester was famous for its textile industry while Liverpool was a major port. At the end of the 1998–99 season, second tiers were added to the East and West Stands, raising capacity to around 67,000, and between July 2005 and May 2006, 8,000 more seats were added via second tiers in the north-west and north-east quadrants.  United then became the first English club to do the Double twice when they won both competitions again in 1995–96, before retaining the league title once more in 1996–97 with a game to spare. Only five sides have lifted all three major club trophies – Tottenham could make it six.  A 2014 study showed that Manchester United had the loudest fans in the Premier League. Most goals? Wes Brown and Nemanja Vidic celebrate United's Champions League win (Image: 2008 Manchester United). £600 million) initial public offering (IPO) on the Singapore stock exchange that would value the club at more than £2 billion; however, in July 2012, the club announced plans to list its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange instead. Manchester United won the 1966–67 Football League title by four points over Nottingham … players § Club captains, Manchester United F.C. Manchester United have been told they are in a "false position" ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League table.  Through Manchester United Finance and the club's membership scheme, One United, those with an affinity for the club can purchase a range of branded goods and services.  The current home kit is a red shirt with the trademark Adidas three stripes in red on the shoulders, white shorts, and black socks.  By 1888, the club had become a founding member of The Combination, a regional football league. UEFA Champions League ... USWNT star Heath leading Manchester United’s unlikely Women's Super League title ... none have endeared themselves to fans quite like Tobin Heath at Manchester United. Following Wayne Rooney's retirement from playing, watch all 39 of his European goals. Whilst official club sources claim that it occurred on 26 April, the meeting was reported by the, Red Football Shareholder Limited: Group of companies' accounts made up to 30 June 2009.  An all-grey away kit worn during the 1995–96 season was dropped after just five games; in its final outing against Southampton, Alex Ferguson instructed the team to change into the third kit during half-time.  When they won the European Cup (now the UEFA Champions League) for a second time in 1999, along with the Premier League and the FA Cup, they became the first English club to win the Treble.  The club has the third highest social media following in the world among sports teams (after Barcelona and Real Madrid), with over 72 million Facebook followers as of July 2020. 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Lionel Messi is South America's top scorer with 115 goals, but who else makes the list?  In 1993, the club won its first league title since 1967, and a year later, for the first time since 1957, it won a second consecutive title – alongside the FA Cup – to complete the first "Double" in the club's history.  In 2009, reorganisation of the seating resulted in a reduction of capacity by 255 to 75,957. Watch a collection of Edinson Cavani's UEFA Champions League goals against English sides down the years. Even after the cut, Manchester United was valued at $2.3 billion, making it the most valuable football club in the world. For the women's football club, see, "MUFC" and "Manchester United" redirect here.  Later improvements included the addition of roofs, first to the Stretford End and then to the North and East Stands. 20 teams play in The Premier League every year and only 7 teams have won 1 or more Premier League titles. Read up on this dramatic 1998/99 final and then watch it in full on UEFA.tv. Steve Nicol says Liverpool fans have to seriously worry about Manchester United in the title race. Robert Lewandowski was the top scorer in UEFA competitions in 2019/20. Since then, they have gone on to win a record 20 top-division titles – including a record 13 Premier League titles – and their total of 12 FA Cups is second only to Arsenal (14). In 1995, the North Stand was redeveloped into three tiers, restoring capacity to approximately 55,000. , The rivalry with Arsenal arises from the numerous times the two teams, as well as managers Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger, have battled for the Premier League title. Great Manchester United Champions League goals. Liverpool can learn valuable historic lesson from Manchester United in Premier League title race Wake up with Liverpool.com: With Sunday's clash now taking on extra significance, Liverpool can look to history in order to put the current situation in the right context. Juventus vs Barcelona and Bayern vs Atlético are among the top ties. 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Fletcher was a product of United's youth academy and made 300 first-team appearances, helping the club win five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League. Wayne Rooney has backed Manchester United to win the Premier League title this season. These were dismantled in 1987 and replaced by a lighting system embedded in the roof of each stand, which remains in use today.  He was replaced by Ron Atkinson, who immediately broke the British record transfer fee to sign Bryan Robson from West Bromwich Albion. In June 1971, Frank O'Farrell was appointed as manager, but lasted less than 18 months before being replaced by Tommy Docherty in December 1972. See the 32 contenders' key signings and departures over the summer. Manchester United was formed in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR Football Club by the Carriage and Wagon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) depot at Newton Heath. For other uses, see, Sources are divided on the exact date of the meeting and subsequent name change.  The club also won the Intercontinental Cup after beating Palmeiras 1–0 in Tokyo. Sexton was dismissed in 1981, even though the team won the last seven games under his direction. , The club crest is derived from the Manchester City Council coat of arms, although all that remains of it on the current crest is the ship in full sail.  For a period in 1934, the cherry and white hooped change shirt became the home colours, but the following season the red shirt was recalled after the club's lowest ever league placing of 20th in the Second Division and the hooped shirt dropped back to being the change. The Manchester United side heading to Anfield this Sunday remind me of Liverpool.. Not Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool. A look back at some of the most memorable finals in the competition's history. List of under-23s and academy players with senior squad numbers. Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that Manchester United can win the Premier League title this season, following their resurgence in the 2020-21 league campaign. See how Manchester United came to haunt Paris in the French capital again, with Marcus Rashford scoring a brilliant winner for the visitors.  The team initially played games against other departments and railway companies, but on 20 November 1880, they competed in their first recorded match; wearing the colours of the railway company – green and gold – they were defeated 6–0 by Bolton Wanderers' reserve team.  Some expansion took place in 1887, and in 1891, Newton Heath used its minimal financial reserves to purchase two grandstands, each able to hold 1,000 spectators. , In July 2006, the club announced a £660 million debt refinancing package, resulting in a 30 per cent reduction in annual interest payments to £62 million a year. (1986–2013), Independent Manchester United Supporters' Association, Liverpool F.C.–Manchester United F.C. , Supporters are represented by two independent bodies; the Independent Manchester United Supporters' Association (IMUSA), which maintains close links to the club through the MUFC Fans Forum, and the Manchester United Supporters' Trust (MUST). After the war, the club received compensation from the War Damage Commission in the amount of £22,278. , In the 1998–99 season, Manchester United became the first team to win the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League – "The Treble" – in the same season.  Losing 1–0 going into injury time in the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored late goals to claim a dramatic victory over Bayern Munich, in what is considered one of the greatest comebacks of all time. Cristiano Ronaldo made his group stage debut on 1 October 2003: how many of his United team-mates can you name? Liverpool fans ‘should be worried’ about Manchester United after they beat Burnley to knock the defending champions off the Premier League top spot. Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes and David Beckham all feature in this collection of classic strikes.  Plumbing products manufacturer Kohler became the club's first sleeve sponsor ahead of the 2018–19 season.  During his time with the club, Beckham's popularity across Asia was integral to the club's commercial success in that part of the world.  Manchester United announced their first training kit sponsor in August 2011, agreeing a four-year deal with DHL reported to be worth £40 million; it is believed to be the first instance of training kit sponsorship in English football.  Forbes magazine valued the club at $3.3 billion – $1.2 billion higher than the next most valuable sports team.  After two seasons, the club was relegated to the Second Division. , Newton Heath's uniform in 1879, four years before the club played its first competitive match, has been documented as 'white with blue cord'.  In 1957, Manchester United became the first English team to compete in the European Cup, despite objections from The Football League, who had denied Chelsea the same opportunity the previous season.  That summer, Cristiano Ronaldo was sold to Real Madrid for a world record £80 million. Lionel Messi and Thomas Müller have finished level. , Bombing in the Second World War destroyed much of the stadium; the central tunnel in the South Stand was all that remained of that quarter. , On 30 July 2012, United signed a seven-year deal with American automotive corporation General Motors, which replaced Aon as the shirt sponsor from the 2014–15 season. United have also won three UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA Europa League, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. LIVERPOOL 0-0 MANCHESTER UNITED: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Premier League leaders were solid defensively and had the best chances at Anfield as the champions and challengers played out a goalless draw  When Lillian Gibson died in January 1971, her shares passed to Alan Gibson who sold a percentage of his shares to Louis Edwards' son, Martin, in 1978; Martin Edwards went on to become chairman upon his father's death in 1980. Three teams can still progress from Group H with two of them, Leipzig and Manchester United, meeting in Germany on Matchday 6. Bayern's 8-2 defeat of Barcelona set a new quarter-final record: see the best for every stage. Fans have no need to miss a single minute of the Champions League.  The "iconic" team included Bobby Charlton and Nobby Stiles (members of England's World Cup winning team), Denis Law and George Best. , After finishing as runner-up to Chelsea in the 2009–10 season, United achieved a record 19th league title in 2010–11, securing the championship with a 1–1 away draw against Blackburn Rovers on 14 May 2011. United's extraordinary Camp Nou success happened 20 years ago today; was it the biggest final shock of all?  Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson said in 2002, "My greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their fucking perch".  From 2006–07 to 2013–14, the third kit was the previous season's away kit, albeit updated with the new club sponsor in 2006–07 and 2010–11, apart from 2008–09 when an all-blue kit was launched to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1967–68 European Cup success.  After being floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1991, the club was taken private after a purchase by Malcolm Glazer in 2005 at almost £800 million, of which over £500 million of borrowed money became the club's debt. You're done - now enjoy all the fixtures and results. rivalry, List of Manchester United F.C.  Despite restructuring, the club's debt prompted protests from fans on 23 January 2010, at Old Trafford and the club's Trafford Training Centre. , Because higher league placement results in a greater share of television rights, success on the field generates greater income for the club. , Dave Sexton replaced Docherty as manager in the summer of 1977. The Stretford End was the last stand to receive a cantilevered roof, completed in time for the 1993–94 season.  Between 1894 and 1896, the players wore green and gold jerseys which were replaced in 1896 by white shirts, which were worn with navy blue shorts. , In 2012, The Guardian estimated that the club had paid a total of over £500 million in debt interest and other fees on behalf of the Glazers, and in 2019, reported that the total sum paid by the club for such fees had risen to £1 billion. See how hat-trick hero Marcus Rashford maintained Manchester United's perfect start in Group H at home to Leipzig. The Manchester United board accepted a £623 million offer, but the takeover was blocked by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission at the final hurdle in April 1999. Liverpool-Manchester United odds, prediction, live stream: Expert picks for Premier League clash The Premier League title contenders clash Sunday in the most anticipated match of the season  Busby's team also became associated with the liberalisation of Western society during the 1960s; George Best, known as the "Fifth Beatle" for his iconic haircut, was the first footballer to significantly develop an off-the-field media profile.  In 2010, Manchester United defeated Aston Villa 2–1 at Wembley to retain the League Cup, its first successful defence of a knockout cup competition. This resulted in the formation of Shareholders United Against Murdoch – now the Manchester United Supporters' Trust – who encouraged supporters to buy shares in the club in an attempt to block any hostile takeover.
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