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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 2016/17, Manchester United finished a disappointing 6th in the Premier League. However, United won the UEFA Europa League, which meant they qualified for the Champions League for the first time in three seasons. Man Utd's top scorer was the Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 28 goals. Unfortunately, Ibrahimovic suffered a long-term injury att eh end of the season and won't be playing at Old Trafford in 2017/18. United have been busy in the transfer market and have paid £75M to buy Romelu Lukaku from Everton to replace Ibrahimovic. They have also bought Victor Lindelof from Benfica (£31M) and Nemanja Matic from Chelsea. In 2017/18, United fans will be hoping to see United fight for the Premier League title and have a good run in the Champions League. Will Mourinho be able to get the team to the top of the Premier League?

"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 2017/18: 5th

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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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.

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HakanUslu1881
10/03/2016
TR
1761
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
1761

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?)

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
05/03/2016
TR
1761
points

They are oen of the biggest club in the world.


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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016 03:04
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

They are oen of the biggest club in the world.

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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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
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)

Ronaldo5
13/02/2016
AZ
12
points

this is awesome


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

this is awesome

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).

ervinhalilaj
31/01/2016
AL
10
points

manchester united campion


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

manchester united campion

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

campion manchester united


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

campion manchester united

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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!

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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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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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aragorn1986
23/01/2016
ME
3527
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
3527

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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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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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

Abdallah
24/12/2015
KW
1813
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
1813

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
19/12/2015
KW
1813
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
1813

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 .

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
178
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
178

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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aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
3527
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
3527

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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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 !

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

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

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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.

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Antonio2626
28/11/2015
AL
6
points

good one..


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Antonio2626
28/11/2015 16:05
Albania
Manchester United
6

good one..

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Mirka Miladinović
28/11/2015
ME
82
points

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


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Mirka Miladinović
28/11/2015 15:36
Montenegro
Manchester United
82

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

AleksandarR
27/11/2015
ME
518
points

GGMU!!! Forever United


AleksandarR
27/11/2015 21:04
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

GGMU!!! Forever United

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edmir ulaj
27/11/2015
AL
12
points

manchester united is the most complete team in th wordl


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edmir ulaj
27/11/2015 08:50
Albania
Manchester United
12

manchester united is the most complete team in th wordl

nikosonris
27/11/2015
UA
2453
points

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


nikosonris
27/11/2015 11:24
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

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

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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Selling Di Maria is a wrong decision to me.


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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015 06:17
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Selling Di Maria is a wrong decision to me.

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

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


nikosonris
23/11/2015 09:57
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

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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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Selling Do Maria is a wrong decision to me


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MUGEMANYI
20/11/2015 06:16
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Selling Do Maria is a wrong decision to me

nikosonris
13/11/2015
UA
2453
points

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


nikosonris
13/11/2015 13:09
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

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

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Student8502
05/11/2015
UZ
8
points

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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Student8502
05/11/2015 10:28
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
8

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
05/11/2015
ES
178
points

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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Rich
05/11/2015 10:48
Spain
Liverpool
178

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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Student8502
05/11/2015
UZ
8
points

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


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Student8502
05/11/2015 10:25
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
8

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

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aragorn1986
24/10/2015
ME
3527
points

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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aragorn1986
24/10/2015 21:35
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

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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almirpereira
20/10/2015
BR
1315
points

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


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almirpereira
20/10/2015 02:33
Brazil
Chelsea
1315

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

lenny
02/10/2015
ID
67
points

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


lenny
02/10/2015 17:30
Indonesia
Manchester United
67

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

hieuse
30/09/2015
VN
13
points

I love MU


hieuse
30/09/2015 11:43
Vietnam
Manchester United
13

I love MU

Bizzle
29/09/2015
DK
25
points

:)


Bizzle
29/09/2015 11:11
Denmark
Manchester United
25

:)

Abdallah
23/09/2015
KW
1813
points

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


Abdallah
23/09/2015 21:29
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

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

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ANUJIT
02/09/2015
TH
744
points

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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ANUJIT
02/09/2015 14:36
Thailand
Manchester United
744

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.

Nan
25/07/2015
ES
4
points

What a ugly colours used United in the past !


Nan
25/07/2015 13:14
Spain
Crystal Palace
4

What a ugly colours used United in the past !

Tititon
23/07/2015
VN
0
points

i love MU not for any reason


Tititon
23/07/2015 13:35
Vietnam
Manchester United
0

i love MU not for any reason

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julia11
13/07/2015
VN
0
points

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


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julia11
13/07/2015 09:34
Vietnam
Manchester United
0

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

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Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1kwesimanifest3912
2assemjuve3557
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2676
6nikosonris2453
7MUGEMANYI2320
8Ahmed Adam Mamado1990
9Abdallah1813
10HakanUslu18811761
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Serbia23427
2Albania21085
3Ukraine19585
4Macedonia19390
5Bosnia and Herzegovina16071
6Kosovo13542
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro8140
10Azerbaijan7844
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United70484
2Arsenal51125
3Liverpool48741
4Chelsea41872
5Manchester City15440
6Leicester City7632
7Tottenham Hotspur4515
8Newcastle United4125
9West Ham United3694
10Watford1647

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