A blog about Manchester United

Manchester United Football Club

Tunde FolawiyoManchester United, based in northwest England and aptly nicknamed The Red Devils, have long served as one of England’s most successful professional football teams. Commonly referred to as  “The Most Popular Football Team in the World” and in terms of numbers, has the fan base to support this –  Manchester United boasts the largest average game attendance in Europe. Many fans, including Tunde Folawiyo have supported the team and its many achievements for years.

Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the football club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902. Under the founding name of Newton Heath LYR Football Club, the team played their first match, which they lost, on November 20, 1880. The vibrant Manchester United club crest is derived from the Manchester City Council coat of arms.

Aside from game wins and losses, Manchester United suffered a loss of immense magnitude, when a plane carrying the team crashed on take-off in Munich en route home from a European Cup game in February of 1958. Twenty-three people died, including eight Manchester United players. It was a great tragedy for the Club but Manchester United have accomplished a great deal since that fateful day.

Manchester United have won many trophies including a record 20 League titles, four League Cups, 11 FA Cups, and a record 20 FA Community Shields. With three European Cups also under their belt, Manchester United won a continental treble, a brilliant accomplishment for an English football club.

Manchester United paved the way for many English football teams, including their win of the European Cup while under the management of Matt Busby in 1968. Other respected Manchester United managers include Alex Ferguson, who won 28 major honours during a career spanning over 25 years, before announcing his retirement. He remains one of the most respected managers in the history of football. Football enthusiasts like Tunde Folawiyo will undoubtedly remember Ferguson for his incredible passion for the sport.

Boasting a roster filled with international superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and David Beckham, Manchester United is a household name and a Club rich in history and achievements.