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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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Nita's picture
Nita
29/11/2015
XK
35
points

Man utd is the best club in the history of Epl.Old trafford is the best stadium with the most old history in england. If i ever have the opportunity to go in old trafford it would means the world.


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Nita
29/11/2015 00:20
Kosovo
Manchester United
35

Man utd is the best club in the history of Epl.Old trafford is the best stadium with the most old history in england. If i ever have the opportunity to go in old trafford it would means the world.

AleksandarR
29/11/2015
ME
518
points

20 times 20 times :D


AleksandarR
29/11/2015 13:41
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

20 times 20 times :D

Vicarmar
30/11/2015
VN
72
points

My love with Man United is probably come from their attacking strategy, my favourite Man United players are Michael Carrick and Marcos Rojo, I haven't had a chance to be at Old Trafford but I always watch United matches on TV


Vicarmar
30/11/2015 03:20
Vietnam
Manchester United
72

My love with Man United is probably come from their attacking strategy, my favourite Man United players are Michael Carrick and Marcos Rojo, I haven't had a chance to be at Old Trafford but I always watch United matches on TV

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Aung Win Htut
02/12/2015
MM
7
points

I support Manchester United from my childhood. In that time we have broadcast issues and we have to go to tea-shops to sere the matches. Once Red always Red !


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Aung Win Htut
02/12/2015 08:39
Myanmar
Manchester United
7

I support Manchester United from my childhood. In that time we have broadcast issues and we have to go to tea-shops to sere the matches. Once Red always Red !

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aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
3425
points

Glory, glory Man.United..What a team it was for decades. While, we could have expected that it won't be the same when Ferguson left club. But, I expect them to fight for the title again. Even now red devils are dangerous though Old Traford is not unconquerable fortress anymore.


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aragorn1986
07/12/2015 19:21
Montenegro
Arsenal
3425

Glory, glory Man.United..What a team it was for decades. While, we could have expected that it won't be the same when Ferguson left club. But, I expect them to fight for the title again. Even now red devils are dangerous though Old Traford is not unconquerable fortress anymore.

Yangchenyangchen
18/12/2015
BT
1
points

I am big fan of Wayne Rooney & besides I like every moments of the game that they presents to the audience. I would always expect Man.United to win when they are having matches against any club.


Yangchenyangchen
18/12/2015 16:25
Bhutan
Manchester United
1

I am big fan of Wayne Rooney & besides I like every moments of the game that they presents to the audience. I would always expect Man.United to win when they are having matches against any club.

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Rich
21/12/2015
ES
3800
points

Welcome to Premier Skills English Yangchenyangchen! Where do you think Manchester Utd will finish this season?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
21/12/2015 15:34
Spain
Liverpool
3800

Welcome to Premier Skills English Yangchenyangchen! Where do you think Manchester Utd will finish this season?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Abdallah
19/12/2015
KW
1794
points

Is it real man utd fans want Jose !!!! You deserve him and he deserves to be in a classy and big team like this . However I'm fed up of his boring defensive style ,but I think if he gets the players he wants , he'll change his tactics . Like what he did in his first term in Chelsea when he led the table from the first day .


Abdallah
19/12/2015 19:47
Kuwait
Chelsea
1794

Is it real man utd fans want Jose !!!! You deserve him and he deserves to be in a classy and big team like this . However I'm fed up of his boring defensive style ,but I think if he gets the players he wants , he'll change his tactics . Like what he did in his first term in Chelsea when he led the table from the first day .

Abdallah
24/12/2015
KW
1794
points

I don't see man utd as a big team , even when they were under sir Alex because they only won the triple once ,and the champions league only at that time , locally in the premier league maybe they are big but European I don't think so .
So I see what is happening now for them is because sir Alex retired .


Abdallah
24/12/2015 05:14
Kuwait
Chelsea
1794

I don't see man utd as a big team , even when they were under sir Alex because they only won the triple once ,and the champions league only at that time , locally in the premier league maybe they are big but European I don't think so .
So I see what is happening now for them is because sir Alex retired .

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eslam
25/12/2015
EG
224
points

i love manchester united and i love roony to much


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eslam
25/12/2015 12:42
Egypt
Manchester United
224

i love manchester united and i love roony to much

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Le Duc Minh
31/12/2015
VN
251
points

I love Red Devils! Manchester United in my heart!


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Le Duc Minh
31/12/2015 04:21
Vietnam
Manchester United
251

I love Red Devils! Manchester United in my heart!

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aragorn1986
23/01/2016
ME
3425
points

It looks like Rooney scored once again on Enfield. It is always a real pleasure to watch L'vool- Man.Utd. It's thrilling.


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aragorn1986
23/01/2016 14:54
Montenegro
Arsenal
3425

It looks like Rooney scored once again on Enfield. It is always a real pleasure to watch L'vool- Man.Utd. It's thrilling.

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Genrilon
30/01/2016
UZ
137
points

Class 92, collar-raised Cantona, drama in Nou Camp, CR7, Fergie time.


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Genrilon
30/01/2016 05:17
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
137

Class 92, collar-raised Cantona, drama in Nou Camp, CR7, Fergie time.

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haxonja
31/01/2016
BA
11
points

United are the biggest team in the world


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haxonja
31/01/2016 07:57
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
11

United are the biggest team in the world

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rossy_coutinho
31/01/2016
IN
14
points

I've been following Manchester United from the past 10 years and I am so proud of them.
GGMU!


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rossy_coutinho
31/01/2016 11:19
India
Manchester United
14

I've been following Manchester United from the past 10 years and I am so proud of them.
GGMU!

ervinhalilaj
31/01/2016
AL
10
points

campion manchester united


ervinhalilaj
31/01/2016 16:27
Albania
Manchester United
10

campion manchester united

ervinhalilaj
31/01/2016
AL
10
points

Man utd is the best club in the history of Epl.Old trafford is the best stadium with the most old history in england. If i ever have the opportunity to go in old trafford it would means the world.


ervinhalilaj
31/01/2016 16:28
Albania
Manchester United
10

Man utd is the best club in the history of Epl.Old trafford is the best stadium with the most old history in england. If i ever have the opportunity to go in old trafford it would means the world.

ervinhalilaj
31/01/2016
AL
10
points

manchester united campion


ervinhalilaj
31/01/2016 16:31
Albania
Manchester United
10

manchester united campion

nikosonris
03/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Finally, Man Utd have reignited their attacking style of playing (against Stoke).


nikosonris
03/02/2016 09:30
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Finally, Man Utd have reignited their attacking style of playing (against Stoke).

Ronaldo5
13/02/2016
AZ
12
points

this is awesome


Ronaldo5
13/02/2016 05:25
Azerbaijan
Manchester United
12

this is awesome

nikosonris
16/02/2016
UA
2453
points

No chances for Louis Van Gaal to stay in the club after this season, unless they win it)


nikosonris
16/02/2016 08:16
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

No chances for Louis Van Gaal to stay in the club after this season, unless they win it)

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Nilufer2002
16/02/2016
AZ
42
points

Good! I like Manchester United!


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Nilufer2002
16/02/2016 11:35
Azerbaijan
Chelsea
42

Good! I like Manchester United!

nikosonris
18/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Another blow for the Red Devils - Rooney's injured (knee ligament) and out for two months(( Get back soon Wayne!


nikosonris
18/02/2016 09:29
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Another blow for the Red Devils - Rooney's injured (knee ligament) and out for two months(( Get back soon Wayne!

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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016
TR
1750
points

They are oen of the biggest club in the world.


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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016 03:04
Turkey
Leicester City
1750

They are oen of the biggest club in the world.

joto
09/03/2016
AT
271
points

Manchester United is a team that has a incredible history of victories


joto
09/03/2016 18:38
Austria
Stoke City
271

Manchester United is a team that has a incredible history of victories

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HakanUslu1881
10/03/2016
TR
1750
points

I am not a fan of Man Utd but I admire Alex Ferguson.


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HakanUslu1881
10/03/2016 14:27
Turkey
Leicester City
1750

I am not a fan of Man Utd but I admire Alex Ferguson.

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

There is a nice football expression named after Sir Alex Ferguson - Fergie time. Any ideas what it means?)


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:28
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

There is a nice football expression named after Sir Alex Ferguson - Fergie time. Any ideas what it means?)

Ibeohim9617
24/03/2016
UZ
52
points

Good luck for Manchester United whereas present conditions.


Ibeohim9617
24/03/2016 06:48
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
52

Good luck for Manchester United whereas present conditions.

assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3433
points

I do not love Man United,but i can not say that they are weak, they are the most historic team in England sharing that with Liverpool.


assemjuve
08/04/2016 03:42
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I do not love Man United,but i can not say that they are weak, they are the most historic team in England sharing that with Liverpool.

assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3433
points

In the history of the team i think that Sir Bobby Charlton is the best player in the history of the team, and now i think it is Rooney.


assemjuve
08/04/2016 03:44
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

In the history of the team i think that Sir Bobby Charlton is the best player in the history of the team, and now i think it is Rooney.

assemjuve
08/04/2016
PS
3433
points

I watched the match between Liverpool and Man United when Liverpool won Them 2-0 in the Europe League this season.


assemjuve
08/04/2016 03:46
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I watched the match between Liverpool and Man United when Liverpool won Them 2-0 in the Europe League this season.

noble andoh
08/04/2016
GH
18
points

Manchester United is a team that has a incredible history of victories,and wish to watch their match at Old Trafford


noble andoh
08/04/2016 13:48
Ghana
Manchester United
18

Manchester United is a team that has a incredible history of victories,and wish to watch their match at Old Trafford

red devils
24/05/2016
VN
19
points

I should have known this website earlier


red devils
24/05/2016 06:10
Vietnam
Manchester United
19

I should have known this website earlier

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haydi
03/08/2016
TN
3066
points

Welcome 'red devils', no problem, you can do it, you need to focus and offer some time. Me too, I said the same when I discoverd this website, several months ago. I'm not a football fan but I like the concept, courses and teachers, so if you're a football fan, it will be perfect.


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haydi
03/08/2016 22:37
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3066

Welcome 'red devils', no problem, you can do it, you need to focus and offer some time. Me too, I said the same when I discoverd this website, several months ago. I'm not a football fan but I like the concept, courses and teachers, so if you're a football fan, it will be perfect.

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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
3660
points

I am a Manchester United fan and want to write something about Manchester United


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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 18:33
Ghana
Manchester United
3660

I am a Manchester United fan and want to write something about Manchester United

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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016
GH
3660
points

My favourite player for Manchester United is Wayne Rooney. He is awesome to watch on the field of play


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kwesimanifest
05/06/2016 18:37
Ghana
Manchester United
3660

My favourite player for Manchester United is Wayne Rooney. He is awesome to watch on the field of play

joto
15/06/2016
AT
271
points

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 .


joto
15/06/2016 09:52
Austria
Stoke City
271

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 .

Jane Lost
13/07/2016
RU
90
points

No doubt,Man Utd is th greatest club in football at all,but how they spent their money for transfers and how they're doing now isn't really exciting.Such high predictions for last season(and nlt only that one) and as a result- a place in Europe League and only 5th position in the PL.Very dissapointing.


Jane Lost
13/07/2016 18:55
Russia
Arsenal
90

No doubt,Man Utd is th greatest club in football at all,but how they spent their money for transfers and how they're doing now isn't really exciting.Such high predictions for last season(and nlt only that one) and as a result- a place in Europe League and only 5th position in the PL.Very dissapointing.

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haydi
03/08/2016
TN
3066
points

If they have much money, they can spend a lot!


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haydi
03/08/2016 22:47
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3066

If they have much money, they can spend a lot!

Jane Lost
13/07/2016
RU
90
points

I'd love to say something about my Man U expectations for new season,but it's pretty hard to predict,considering what's been this year.Well,with such a new manager and players they should be at least winners of season 2016/17,but as I said,it's hard to predict accurately,so anything's possible.I just hope Man U will do better next season :)


Jane Lost
13/07/2016 19:00
Russia
Arsenal
90

I'd love to say something about my Man U expectations for new season,but it's pretty hard to predict,considering what's been this year.Well,with such a new manager and players they should be at least winners of season 2016/17,but as I said,it's hard to predict accurately,so anything's possible.I just hope Man U will do better next season :)

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Alex_from_Ukraine
21/07/2016
UA
2623
points

Hi Jane, why such a sad nick ? :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
21/07/2016 16:20
Ukraine
Liverpool
2623

Hi Jane, why such a sad nick ? :-)

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haydi
03/08/2016
TN
3066
points

I agree with you Jane for the difficulty of prediction, especially with the great win of Leicester City last season.
They may win the first place as you predict or the second as Rich predict, or the third as I do. My prediction is purely based on hazard.


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haydi
03/08/2016 22:45
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3066

I agree with you Jane for the difficulty of prediction, especially with the great win of Leicester City last season.
They may win the first place as you predict or the second as Rich predict, or the third as I do. My prediction is purely based on hazard.

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Mostafa Ellafy
20/07/2016
EG
42
points

it is fantastic team


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Mostafa Ellafy
20/07/2016 18:09
Egypt
Arsenal
42

it is fantastic team

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Mostafa Ellafy
20/07/2016
EG
42
points

Manchester United this season will be stronger than last season


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Mostafa Ellafy
20/07/2016 18:44
Egypt
Arsenal
42

Manchester United this season will be stronger than last season

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Mostafa Ellafy
20/07/2016
EG
42
points

zlatan


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Mostafa Ellafy
20/07/2016 18:58
Egypt
Arsenal
42

zlatan

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elghoul
21/07/2016
DZ
1345
points

Jane Lost is right when talking about Man spending during year 2015/2016. If I am not wrong it was worth more than 150 Millions pounds. The results for this year were not at the level. But there is a good point in making debut for youngs from its own formation center like Rasheford and some youngsters from outside like Martial. Its a good thing to make these efforts when losing in recruiting a substitute to the most ancient manager of the League. After two attempts do Morinho will succeed. I hope it will although I am not a Man fan.


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elghoul
21/07/2016 11:56
Algeria
Arsenal
1345

Jane Lost is right when talking about Man spending during year 2015/2016. If I am not wrong it was worth more than 150 Millions pounds. The results for this year were not at the level. But there is a good point in making debut for youngs from its own formation center like Rasheford and some youngsters from outside like Martial. Its a good thing to make these efforts when losing in recruiting a substitute to the most ancient manager of the League. After two attempts do Morinho will succeed. I hope it will although I am not a Man fan.

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haydi
03/08/2016
TN
3066
points

150 Millions pounds!!! That's a fortune, but it's a logic number in football world, especially for big teams.


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haydi
03/08/2016 22:49
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3066

150 Millions pounds!!! That's a fortune, but it's a logic number in football world, especially for big teams.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
21/07/2016
UA
2623
points

I wish Jose Mourinho to achieve a success with the team.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
21/07/2016 12:47
Ukraine
Liverpool
2623

I wish Jose Mourinho to achieve a success with the team.

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kwesimanifest
21/07/2016
GH
3660
points

A few good things for united this season Mourinho, Zlatan, Bailey and henrikie
together with the other great players available at united I know the season will be exciting.


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kwesimanifest
21/07/2016 15:28
Ghana
Manchester United
3660

A few good things for united this season Mourinho, Zlatan, Bailey and henrikie
together with the other great players available at united I know the season will be exciting.

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Rema
22/07/2016
RS
538
points

@kwesimanifest- From whom you expect the most of this newcomers ?


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Rema
22/07/2016 20:09
Serbia
West Ham United
538

@kwesimanifest- From whom you expect the most of this newcomers ?

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4aragorn19863425
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8MUGEMANYI2320
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2Arsenal45455
3Liverpool44564
4Chelsea39901
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6Leicester City6717
7Tottenham Hotspur4148
8West Ham United3516
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