Manchester United splinter club celebrate promotion

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FC United of Manchester will play in the Conference North next season as they clinched their fourth promotion in only ten years after a 1-0 victory over Stourbridge. 

The splinter club were set up in 2005 after the Glazer's takeover of the main team, and the side have gone from strength to strength, culminating in yesterdays victory over Stourbridge. 


FC United are also set to move to their own 5000-seater stadium next season, after a ten year spell playing at rivals' Curzon Athletic's ground. 3588 noisy fans watched as FC United secured a nervy win over Stourbridge FC, and supporters invaded the pitch at the final whistle in joy. 

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The hero was full-back Greg Daniels, who rose unmarked to head home a Lindfield cross, to spark joyous scenes in the stadium. The former Macclesfield apprentice was last week painting houses in his break from university, so quite rise it has been. 

FC United began in 2005 when a loyal group of United supporters became disiillusioned with the debt-burdened takeover by the Glazers. They decided enough was enough and created their own club, where every fan can own shares in the club. 

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The club now boast more than 4000 members, who are all owners of the club and who will see the side compete in the Conference North next season- only two divisions away from the football league. 


Meanwhile FC United manager Karl Marginson, who has been with the club from the very beginning believes 'anything is possible'. 

"We've got a ground of our own- there's no reason why the league (football league) is not possible. We have to provide that for these supporters because they deserve it."

"I didn't know what to think when I took over the club. I didn't have a clue. But it's something I'm immensely proud of. It's something we have to hold onto," added a delighted Marginson. 

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