About Manchester United
Manchester United is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Manchester. They currently play in the Premier League.
Nicknamed ‘The Red Devils’, the club was founded in 1878 and moved to its current stadium Old Trafford in 1910.
Manchester United are one of the most successful clubs in English football, having won a multitude of league, cup and European titles. They have won all three of the main UEFA club competitions.
The club’s most successful managers are Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson. Busby led Manchester United to the 1968 European Cup, making them the first English club to do so. Ferguson became manager in 1986 and subsequently guided the team to the treble in the 1998-99 season, where they won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
Ferguson followed this achievement with a period of intense success over the next two decades, winning three consecutive league titles between 2006 and 2009, as well as the Champions League again in 2008. Players such as Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and future Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo were integral to this success.
Following Ferguson’s departure in 2013, the club suffered a period of uncertainty. David Moyes was swiftly sacked, and was followed by managers including Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, who failed to repeat Ferguson’s huge success.
The club is currently managed by former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.