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Manchester United were founded in 1878 and moved to their present stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910. Old Trafford can hold 76,212 fans and is the biggest club stadium in the Premier League. Manchester United's nickname is the 'Red Devils', and they have played at Old Trafford ever since 1910, apart from a few seasons in the 1940s when they played at Maine Road, the home of Manchester City, while Old Trafford was rebuilt. Man Utd play in red shirts, white shorts and black socks.

Manchester United are the most successful football team in Premier League history, and the history of English domestic football. They have won the Premier League title a total of 13 times, since the competition began in 1992. They also won the European Champions League in 1999 and 2008. In total, they have won 20 league titles, 12 FA Cups, 5 League Cups, 3 European Cups/Champions League titles and 3 other European trophies. No other English team has won more domestic trophies and only Liverpool have won more European trophies than Manchester United. 

Jose Mourinho is Man Utd's new manager.

Alex Ferguson was the Manchester United manager between 1986 and 2013, and was the most successful manager in British football history. He won nearly 40 trophies in his 27 years as manager, which is also a record for the longest-serving manager in British football history. In 1999, he became the only manager to win the treble (Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup). He became ‘Sir’ Alex Ferguson in 1999, when he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Any manager who follows Alex Ferguson has a very difficult job, following one of the most successful managers of all time.

Sir Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs.

As well as the longest-serving manager in Premier League history, Manchester United also have had the longest-serving player. Ryan Giggs played in every Premier League season between 1992/93 and 2013/14. Giggs made over 1000 appearances for Man Utd and Wales and won more trophies than any other player in the history of English football. Giggs also made more assists than any other player in the history of the Premier League. Giggs retired from playing in the summer of 2014, and after working as an assistant at Old Trafford for the next two seasons, finally left the club in July 2016 after 29 years.

'What can I say about Ryan that hasn't already been said? He is a marvellous player and an exceptional human being. He has fantastic energy for the game and it is wonderful to see.' - Alex Ferguson speaking about Ryan Giggs after his 1000th career appearance.

Zlatan has arrived at Old Trafford!

In 2015/16, Manchester United finished 5th in the Premier League, which meant they failed to qualify for the Champions League for the second time in three seasons. Manchester City beat them to the final Champions League qualifying spot on goal difference. However, Manchester Utd did win their first major trophy since Alex Ferguson retired as manager. They beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in the FA Cup Final to lift the trophy for a record 12th time. Man Utd's top scorer was France international Anthony Martial, with 11 goals. In 2016/17, United fans will be hoping for a change in fortunes under their new manager, Jose Mourinho. With players like Martial, Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford and exciting new signings like Henrik Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Utd have one of the most talented squads in the division. Will Mourinho be able to get the team winning from the start of the season?

"I am the manager of the biggest club in the UK. I am going to focus on our job and our club." - Jose Mourinho, Man Utd Manager.

Prediction 2016/17: 2nd

Key player: Paul Pogba

Did you know........?

Manchester United were originally called Newton Heath and played in yellow and green shirts!

Where is Old Trafford?

Learn about Manchester United

The following activities will help you learn about Manchester United football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Manchester United's top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

Manchester Utd signed Paul Pogba for a World Record transfer fee.

The Red Devils

This is Manchester United's nickname.

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Red Devils?

Activity 3: In this final activity, there is a video guide to Manchester United. Watch the Man Utd club video and learn more about ‘The Red Devils’. See how much you understand by trying the activities that are after the video. The video is difficult to understand and is for intermediate learners and above.
Watch the video guide to Manchester United.

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subibalobo Mon, 09/06/2014 - 23:53

Manchester United is a team that has a incredible history of victories,I had the opportunit to watch a game on the Old Trafford and it was simply amazing,the Atmosphere is totaly unique.

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anita_nh Tue, 10/06/2014 - 07:37

That's fantastic Subibalobo. Old Trafford really is an amazing stadium. Who were Manchester United playing when you went to see them?

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king Nickesh Tue, 10/06/2014 - 11:17

i just love being a Manchester United fan. i get melancholy with every looses and exhilarate with every wins. My life is so much connected with this club and it feels great.
My favourite Man Utd player,,,,, ummmmm ,,,, this is a hard one because there are so many players that are my favourite but to name it one i will say Ryan Giggs .

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SajidaXI Thu, 03/07/2014 - 18:26

Nice Information

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hernandez Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:10

Manchester United is the fantastic football club in the world. They have got several great player like Wayne Rooney, R. van Persie, and Juan Matta. The new Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal has many experience. He won some title league in differend country. Louis van Gaal is my favorit manager after sir alex. I think, van Gaal has anything which is need as the succesful manager in manchester united.

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leethao Wed, 13/08/2014 - 16:32

i'm a Mancherster United fan when I 18 years old. That is the first time i watched the football. I love Rio Ferdinand because he has a good defender in MU.

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Rich Wed, 13/08/2014 - 18:28

Hi leethao - You're right, Rio Ferdinand was a great defender for Manchester Utd. He's moved to QPR this summer. What do you think about that? Will you support QPR? Who will be the most important defenders for MU now that Ferdinand and Vidic have left the club?
Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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kabithos Fri, 12/09/2014 - 01:36

I like Manchester United because soon will play Radamel Falcao. He's a great player and his score is amazing. Manchester United have great players like Rooney or Di Maria, no doubt, the best team of the premier league.

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Benedict Tue, 24/02/2015 - 17:29

Sure, 2013/2014 it was Rooney

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Gracey Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:52

yeah...i'm fighting for my claim that i am an avid fan of red devils!

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Gracey Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:54

Nice...i'm getting devilish!

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Gracey Thu, 12/03/2015 - 00:59

I'm not a fan of football nor any player. I'm primarily interested with the lesson plan contest but as i read information about my chosen club i'm starting to like it. When i chose Manchester Utd its only a guess it so happened i think i clicked on the best.

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lydat0710 Sun, 29/03/2015 - 12:22

Well, In Manchester United i love Wayne Rooney and Pauls Scholes who is retired. I love Rooney because he always plays the match with the best enthusiasm, he can do everything to make his team win, he can plays like a midifier even a defence to help MU. He is a great captain for MU. He always score the important goals for the team such as the goals in MC, Arsenal match. He is very great. And about Scholes, i really want to see him play for MU again. Every match i always wish that his name is signed. I love his scores, it always is scored from the places that is so far from the net. Love MU <3

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Rich Sun, 29/03/2015 - 18:59

Hi lydat0710, Thanks for your comment. Rooney is and Scholes was a great player. Do you think Rooney will become Utd's all time greatest goalscorer? He only needs another 20 goals to take over from Bobby Charlton! Rich - THe Premier Skills English Team

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Aseke Thu, 09/04/2015 - 17:28

I did it at once!!! Without reading))))

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Aseke Thu, 09/04/2015 - 17:30

I watched tha match against Arsenal with score 8-2. my favourite player is Wayne Rooney!!!

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Rich Thu, 09/04/2015 - 19:52

8-2 doesn't happen very often! Are you going to watch the Manchester derby on Sunday? Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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neuro11 Thu, 23/04/2015 - 13:24

no, i am not

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dalvikiron Fri, 15/05/2015 - 16:27

Where video ?

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Rich Mon, 18/05/2015 - 11:06

Thanks for noticing this dalvikron. We are having a few technical problems at the moment. If you delete https:// in the URL in your web browser you will have no problem watching the video. Thanks again. Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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kharmxas Wed, 20/05/2015 - 11:10

gud one

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utbjohraw Tue, 09/06/2015 - 11:40

word chapions

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Rimon 17 Fri, 12/06/2015 - 09:50

Manchester United is a great team with magnifcent history . And it has lots of fans all over the world really it is an amazing team .

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acejvevermindfc Sat, 27/06/2015 - 13:42

I have seen football since 2002 and Manchester United is a fantastic club. I became a fan of club. The club is the biggest history in England with 20 league titiles. In 1999s, with a treble, i saw videos clip on youtube and ... Amazing . Wayne Rooney is my love and he is a caption of England team.

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admin Sat, 27/06/2015 - 15:26

It's always great to hear from a passionate fan. Are you looking forward to the new season?

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nminhkien Mon, 29/06/2015 - 15:59

Manners is temporary, etate is forever.

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ivan d opit Sat, 04/07/2015 - 04:16

i am manchester united fan when i was 12-15 years old. But today there no one club is my favorite club in premier league

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julia11 Mon, 13/07/2015 - 09:34

I just totally fall in love with Manchester United cause it just like Super Star's United! David Beckham, Ronaldo,....

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Tititon Thu, 23/07/2015 - 13:35

i love MU not for any reason

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Nan Sat, 25/07/2015 - 13:14

What a ugly colours used United in the past !

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ANUJIT Wed, 02/09/2015 - 14:36

When I was young, I watched the match that Manchester United won over the competitor and I found that they were awesome. I like the style they play, it looks exciting. That's why Manchester United is my favorite team.

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Abdallah Wed, 23/09/2015 - 21:29

I hate them because they were always winning by last minute with Alex

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hieuse Wed, 30/09/2015 - 11:43

I love MU

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lenny Fri, 02/10/2015 - 17:30

what is there not to love about manchester united? they have the best stadium, the best team, the best manager, the best of everything! my favorite players are David Beckham, Ryan Gigs & Wayne Rooney

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almirpereira Tue, 20/10/2015 - 02:33

First, It is an English team and the best in your comportament

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aragorn1986 Sat, 24/10/2015 - 21:35

I clearly remember the day when Man.Utd won Champions League against Bayern Munich. Teddy and Ole Gunar turned out to be the right players to get in the match from the bench. OMG, when only I remember that match. Me and my bother couldn't believe what we were watching. For the first time in the history of football german players fell asleep few minutes too early.

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Student8502 Thu, 05/11/2015 - 10:25

Because MU has fantastic players and it's playing structure is one of the bests in the world.

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Student8502 Thu, 05/11/2015 - 10:28

I did not have a possibility to watch a match psrticipating MU. But usually I watch almost all games of the club.

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Rich Thu, 05/11/2015 - 10:48

Welcome to Premier Skills English Student8502! I hope you get the chance to watch Man Utd in the future! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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nikosonris Fri, 13/11/2015 - 13:09

What I liked about Man Utd. is their coach/manager - Six Alex Ferguson, a very influential person.

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MUGEMANYI Fri, 20/11/2015 - 06:16

Selling Do Maria is a wrong decision to me

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MUGEMANYI Fri, 20/11/2015 - 06:17

Selling Di Maria is a wrong decision to me.

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nikosonris Mon, 23/11/2015 - 09:57

And buying Ronaldo back would be a good decision, 'cause they are lacking a stable goal-scoring man in their team.

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edmir ulaj Fri, 27/11/2015 - 08:50

manchester united is the most complete team in th wordl

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nikosonris Fri, 27/11/2015 - 11:24

Edmir, if you don't mind me asking: What do you mean by saying "the most complete"?)

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AleksandarR Fri, 27/11/2015 - 21:04

GGMU!!! Forever United

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Mirka Miladinović Sat, 28/11/2015 - 15:36

I like Waynne Ronney, and I love Manchester United because CR7.

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Antonio2626 Sat, 28/11/2015 - 16:05

good one..


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