Manchester United Football Club is an English Premier League football club which plays at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. 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. Average attendances at the club have been higher than any other team in English football for all but six seasons since 1964–65.
The Munich air disaster took place on 6 February 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the "Busby Babes", along with a number of supporters and journalists. 20 of the 44 people on board the aircraft died in the crash.
The Independent Manchester United Supporters Association (IMUSA) is an organisation linked to Manchester United football club, based in Manchester, England. The group is independent of the club. Its primary aim is to represent the interests of the club's supporters, and facilitate lines of communication between the supporters and the directors of the club. The organization was formed in April 1995 as a protest group against official club policies regarding standing during a match.
Red Issue is a fanzine aimed at Manchester United supporters. The fanzine has been published monthly during the domestic football season since February 1989. The content of the the fanzine is satirical - featuring jokes at the expense of Manchester United's own players in addition to their rival clubs.
Old Trafford is an all-seater football stadium in the Trafford borough of Greater Manchester, England, and is the home of Premier League club Manchester United. With space for 75,957 spectators, Old Trafford has the second-largest capacity of any English football stadium after Wembley Stadium, the third-largest of any stadium in the United Kingdom, and the eleventh-largest in Europe. With Wembley, it is one of two stadia in the country to have been given a five-star rating by UEFA.
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The Busby Babes were a group of Manchester United players, recruited and trained by the club's chief scout Joe Armstrong and assistant manager Jimmy Murphy, who progressed from the club's youth team into the first team under the management of the eponymous Matt Busby. The Busby Babes were notable not only for being young and gifted, but for being developed by the club itself, rather than bought from other clubs, which was customary then, as now.
Football Club United of Manchester (F.C. United of Manchester, FC United, FCUoM or FCUM for short) is a semi-professional English association football club based in Bury, Greater Manchester, and currently playing in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, the 7th tier of league football. The club was formed in 2005 by Manchester United supporters following Malcolm Glazer's controversial takeover which led to hundreds of supporters defecting from the club.
The story of Manchester United began in 1878 when employees of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company's Carriage and Wagon Works requested permission and sponsorship from their employers to start a football team. Permission was given, and Newton Heath L&YR (which stood for "Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway") was born, playing at a pitch on North Road in Newton Heath.
The Stretford End, officially named West Stand, is a stand on the west side of Old Trafford, the stadium of Manchester United F.C. It took its name from the nearby town of Stretford, as it is in the direction of Stretford, looking from the centre of the pitch. The stand is divided into two tiers, and in common with the rest of the stadium, it has a cantilever roof.
MUTV (Manchester United Television) is an English subscription based television channel, operated by Manchester United FC. The channel first broadcast on 10 September 1998. MUTV offers Manchester United fans exclusive interviews with players and staff, full matches, including all Premier League games (broadcast generally at midnight of the day the match was played), live reserve and academy games and "classic" matches plus footballing news and other themed programming.
United We Stand is a Manchester United fanzine which first appeared on the streets of Manchester in the autumn of 1989. It was started by 15-year-old fan Andy Mitten, great-nephew of the former Manchester United winger Charlie Mitten. The first issue sold 100 copies, but it developed to become one of the best selling football fanzines in Great Britain. The fanzine is produced ten times a year during the football season.
Glory Glory Man United was a 1983 single released by the Manchester United F.C. squad prior to the 1983 FA Cup Final. The song was based on a football chant sung by the club's fans to the tune of The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Manchester United Supporters' Trust (formerly Shareholders United) is the official supporters' trust of Manchester United F.C. , as recognised by Supporters Direct. The group, like other supporters' trusts, seeks to strengthen the influence of supporters over the destiny of their clubs through democratic supporter ownership. With a membership of over 125,000, it is the largest supporters' trust in the United Kingdom.
The Manchester derby is the name given to football matches between Manchester City and Manchester United. As with any major football rivalry, gloating and banter between the two sets of fans is commonplace. United fans point out that City have gone several decades without winning a major trophy, whereas City fans claim United do not actually come from Manchester.
North Road was a football stadium and cricket field in Newton Heath, Manchester, England. It was the first home of Manchester United Football Club – then known as Newton Heath Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Football Club – from its foundation in 1878 until 1893, when the club moved to a new ground at Bank Street, Clayton. Initially the ground consisted only of the pitch, around which an estimated 12,000 spectators could congregate.
Bank Street, known for a time as Bank Lane, was a multi-purpose stadium in Clayton, Greater Manchester, England. It was used mostly for football matches and was the second home ground for Manchester United Football Club (known as Newton Heath Football Club when they took up tenancy), following North Road, which they left in 1893.
The Trafford Training Centre, commonly referred to, simply, as Carrington, is the training ground and Academy base of English football club, Manchester United. Located in the village of Carrington, Greater Manchester. The main building was officially opened on 26 July 2000, six months after the first team's first training session at the complex, while the Academy building was opened in 2002.