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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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kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
21/07/2016
GH
6505
points

I see united winning the league this 2016/17 season


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kwesimanifest
21/07/2016 15:29
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

I see united winning the league this 2016/17 season

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
21/07/2016
GH
6505
points

I somewhat agree with Rich
United definitely finishing on the high but at the top
Winning the league is what I predict for united this season


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kwesimanifest
21/07/2016 16:15
Ghana
Manchester United
6505

I somewhat agree with Rich
United definitely finishing on the high but at the top
Winning the league is what I predict for united this season

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aragorn1986
21/07/2016
ME
6882
points

Man.Utd is favourite for the next season. We'll see if they can carry this heavy burden..


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aragorn1986
21/07/2016 21:31
Montenegro
Arsenal
6882

Man.Utd is favourite for the next season. We'll see if they can carry this heavy burden..

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Rema
22/07/2016
RS
538
points

Manchester United have already bought Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan(rumours that Pogba will reinforce their midfield become louder) and with new pragmatist manager- Jose Mourinho, they will definitely be one of the pretenders on the title. Very difficult task is making prediction, especially after previous amazing season, let say that Manchester United will be at the third position at the end.


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Rema
22/07/2016 02:39
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Manchester United have already bought Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan(rumours that Pogba will reinforce their midfield become louder) and with new pragmatist manager- Jose Mourinho, they will definitely be one of the pretenders on the title. Very difficult task is making prediction, especially after previous amazing season, let say that Manchester United will be at the third position at the end.

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haydi
03/08/2016
TN
3165
points

Yeh Rema, I totally agree with you.


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haydi
03/08/2016 22:53
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3165

Yeh Rema, I totally agree with you.

davilillons
23/07/2016
ES
934
points

I think as Jane. In fact, in the friendly match between Borussia Dormund, we can see that they have signed to other defiender and other midfielder, maybe Sami Khedira?. Correct me,please. It´s my first comment


davilillons
23/07/2016 17:05
Spain
Arsenal
934

I think as Jane. In fact, in the friendly match between Borussia Dormund, we can see that they have signed to other defiender and other midfielder, maybe Sami Khedira?. Correct me,please. It´s my first comment

Rich's picture
Rich
23/07/2016
ES
805
points

Hi Davilillons and welcome to Premier Skills English!

Thanks for your comment, I hope it's the first of many! Your English is very good and using phrases like 'in fact' show that you have a good understanding of the language. However, there are a couple of things I could help you with:

1) 'I think as Jane' is incorrect. You could say: I think the same as Jane.

2) When you say 'they have signed to other defender and other midfielder' you say this as a fact but it hasn't happened yet, so it would be better to say: 'they need to sign another defender or another midfielder'  or 'they have to sign another defender or midfielder'.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
23/07/2016 23:13
Spain
Liverpool
805

Hi Davilillons and welcome to Premier Skills English!

Thanks for your comment, I hope it's the first of many! Your English is very good and using phrases like 'in fact' show that you have a good understanding of the language. However, there are a couple of things I could help you with:

1) 'I think as Jane' is incorrect. You could say: I think the same as Jane.

2) When you say 'they have signed to other defender and other midfielder' you say this as a fact but it hasn't happened yet, so it would be better to say: 'they need to sign another defender or another midfielder'  or 'they have to sign another defender or midfielder'.

Hope that helps!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

SAFWAN20000
23/07/2016
SA
214
points

I thing Man United will be either the champion nor the second one on the table.


SAFWAN20000
23/07/2016 22:21
Saudi Arabia
Chelsea
214

I thing Man United will be either the champion nor the second one on the table.

Natka
24/07/2016
RU
263
points

What a nice surprise about the colour in the past - yellow and green))))


Natka
24/07/2016 19:22
Russia
Chelsea
263

What a nice surprise about the colour in the past - yellow and green))))

assemjuve
26/07/2016
PS
3433
points

Man United is a big team with a lot of trophies that they won,they have fans in all over the world such as Liverpool and those teams are the most popular teams from the United Kingdom.


assemjuve
26/07/2016 20:48
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

Man United is a big team with a lot of trophies that they won,they have fans in all over the world such as Liverpool and those teams are the most popular teams from the United Kingdom.

assemjuve
26/07/2016
PS
3433
points

I agree with you,they will finish as runner ups.


assemjuve
26/07/2016 20:49
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3433

I agree with you,they will finish as runner ups.

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Ghigo
28/07/2016
IT
961
points

i'm not a Manchester United Fan, but the history the appel of this club is amazing


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Ghigo
28/07/2016 14:41
Italy
Liverpool
961

i'm not a Manchester United Fan, but the history the appel of this club is amazing

Ghigo's picture
Ghigo
28/07/2016
IT
961
points

Great another flags


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Ghigo
28/07/2016 17:19
Italy
Liverpool
961

Great another flags

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iftysifat
02/08/2016
BD
75
points

Manchester United is the biggest English club of all time. Producing young prospects every year and winning trophies is just what United does, and that is what I like. I love this club and its tradition.


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iftysifat
02/08/2016 07:34
Bangladesh
Manchester United
75

Manchester United is the biggest English club of all time. Producing young prospects every year and winning trophies is just what United does, and that is what I like. I love this club and its tradition.

mkoriev
03/08/2016
UZ
752
points

I'm Man City fan but I respect "The Red Devils" 'coz they are one of the most succesful club in UK history. Wish the club and their fans only good wishes.


mkoriev
03/08/2016 17:08
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
752

I'm Man City fan but I respect "The Red Devils" 'coz they are one of the most succesful club in UK history. Wish the club and their fans only good wishes.

Boakyefelix53
06/08/2016
GH
7
points

I love Manchester United because we always want to win. Giggs was my favourite player, his love and passion for Manchester Utd was exceptional. Manchester Utd will win the community shield against Leicester city


Boakyefelix53
06/08/2016 15:07
Ghana
Southampton
7

I love Manchester United because we always want to win. Giggs was my favourite player, his love and passion for Manchester Utd was exceptional. Manchester Utd will win the community shield against Leicester city

Pavlo
12/08/2016
UA
209
points

Actually I am an Arsenal fan, but my father is a ManUnited fan.


Pavlo
12/08/2016 13:59
Ukraine
Arsenal
209

Actually I am an Arsenal fan, but my father is a ManUnited fan.

CPR_1108
04/09/2016
BR
26
points

I really fan of Man United since 1999. I'm Brazilian and when Manchester United won Palmeiras in the FIFA world of clubs in 1999. Then I became a fan this club.
My favorite player is Wayne Rooney.
I remember of the game against Chelsea in the final Champions League. When Cristiano Ronaldo score in the penalty kick and after lose yours penalty kick this was very exciting.
I love this club and one day I have sure I'll watch one game at Old Trafford.


CPR_1108
04/09/2016 14:11
Brazil
Manchester United
26

I really fan of Man United since 1999. I'm Brazilian and when Manchester United won Palmeiras in the FIFA world of clubs in 1999. Then I became a fan this club.
My favorite player is Wayne Rooney.
I remember of the game against Chelsea in the final Champions League. When Cristiano Ronaldo score in the penalty kick and after lose yours penalty kick this was very exciting.
I love this club and one day I have sure I'll watch one game at Old Trafford.

Rich's picture
Rich
04/09/2016
ES
805
points

Hi CPR_1108

Thanks for your message! Are there many Manchester Utd fans in Brazil?

Man Utd play Man City in the Manchester Derby next weekend. It should be a fantastic match!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
04/09/2016 14:20
Spain
Liverpool
805

Hi CPR_1108

Thanks for your message! Are there many Manchester Utd fans in Brazil?

Man Utd play Man City in the Manchester Derby next weekend. It should be a fantastic match!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Belal Belley
29/09/2016
EG
6
points

love Manchester United


Belal Belley
29/09/2016 07:43
Egypt
Manchester United
6

love Manchester United

sabanoleg
25/10/2016
UA
470
points

A great club!!!


sabanoleg
25/10/2016 15:49
Ukraine
Arsenal
470

A great club!!!

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melsarzoyan
14/11/2016
AM
1
points

my lovely player is Paul Pogba. Manchester United have a funny players example Henrikh Mkhitaryan but I do not know why he does not play I am very angry Жозе Моуринью becouse he not playing Henrikh Mkhitaryan.


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melsarzoyan
14/11/2016 17:28
Armenia
Manchester United
1

my lovely player is Paul Pogba. Manchester United have a funny players example Henrikh Mkhitaryan but I do not know why he does not play I am very angry Жозе Моуринью becouse he not playing Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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Geoscouser
16/11/2016
GE
310
points

6/6


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Geoscouser
16/11/2016 10:13
Georgia
Liverpool
310

6/6

Geoscouser's picture
Geoscouser
16/11/2016
GE
310
points

LFC > MU


Geoscouser's picture
Geoscouser
16/11/2016 10:14
Georgia
Liverpool
310

LFC > MU

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Albanhoti
16/11/2016
XK
12
points

#GGMU


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Albanhoti
16/11/2016 11:07
Kosovo
Manchester United
12

#GGMU

sabanoleg
16/11/2016
UA
470
points

My favorite players are Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona.


sabanoleg
16/11/2016 13:40
Ukraine
Arsenal
470

My favorite players are Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona.

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sensash
16/11/2016
UA
57
points

My favorite team in APL


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sensash
16/11/2016 15:16
Ukraine
Manchester United
57

My favorite team in APL

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Kabadaja
16/11/2016
MK
15
points

They are the best. Since I know for myself I'm a fan of the red devils ... Newton Hit is the the founding name of the club ... V.Nistelrooy and C.RONALDO are the players I love most and one of my bigest wishes is to watch Man United in CL final on live ... and to salute them winning the trophy ...


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Kabadaja
16/11/2016 18:02
Macedonia
Manchester United
15

They are the best. Since I know for myself I'm a fan of the red devils ... Newton Hit is the the founding name of the club ... V.Nistelrooy and C.RONALDO are the players I love most and one of my bigest wishes is to watch Man United in CL final on live ... and to salute them winning the trophy ...

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TARIK LEKOVIC
16/11/2016
RS
1
points

I LOVE MANCHESTER UNITED


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TARIK LEKOVIC
16/11/2016 23:08
Serbia
Manchester United
1

I LOVE MANCHESTER UNITED

Shomurod Anvarov
17/11/2016
UZ
6
points

Since childhood I love this club. I dream one day to play at Old Trafford.


Shomurod Anvarov
17/11/2016 10:41
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
6

Since childhood I love this club. I dream one day to play at Old Trafford.

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dradevska
17/11/2016
MK
16
points

Their stadium is a good one.


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dradevska
17/11/2016 17:44
Macedonia
Manchester United
16

Their stadium is a good one.

Кико Мицковски's picture
Кико Мицковски
17/11/2016
MK
49
points

Oh my god !!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Кико Мицковски
17/11/2016 20:06
Macedonia
Manchester United
49

Oh my god !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Кико Мицковски's picture
Кико Мицковски
17/11/2016
MK
49
points

Im crazy HHAHA!


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Кико Мицковски
17/11/2016 20:13
Macedonia
Manchester United
49

Im crazy HHAHA!

Stefanroda22
27/11/2016
RS
16
points

1


Stefanroda22
27/11/2016 13:27
Serbia
Manchester United
16

1

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PabloOsvaldo
16/12/2016
MK
83
points

United best club <3


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PabloOsvaldo
16/12/2016 19:21
Macedonia
Manchester United
83

United best club <3

Nurik_marvelboy
17/12/2016
UZ
14
points

super club


Nurik_marvelboy
17/12/2016 11:40
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
14

super club

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siralex85
18/12/2016
BA
13
points

devils forever


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siralex85
18/12/2016 02:23
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
13

devils forever

Aleks3
18/12/2016
MK
12
points

Best team,best supporters,best coach
The red flag will always fly cause Man United will never die .


Aleks3
18/12/2016 17:56
Macedonia
Manchester United
12

Best team,best supporters,best coach
The red flag will always fly cause Man United will never die .

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Кико Мицковски
19/12/2016
MK
49
points

I'm win this quiz !!!!


Кико Мицковски's picture
Кико Мицковски
19/12/2016 17:11
Macedonia
Manchester United
49

I'm win this quiz !!!!

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Кико Мицковски
19/12/2016
MK
49
points

I win this in manchester united !!!!


Кико Мицковски's picture
Кико Мицковски
19/12/2016 17:13
Macedonia
Manchester United
49

I win this in manchester united !!!!

United78
21/12/2016
AZ
33
points

M


United78
21/12/2016 02:02
Azerbaijan
Manchester United
33

M

Ilham371
22/12/2016
AZ
9
points

Manchester United is the best in the world


Ilham371
22/12/2016 10:45
Azerbaijan
Manchester United
9

Manchester United is the best in the world

fredy10line
18/01/2017
AZ
5
points

My favourite player is Paul Pogba. It's great footballer. But he has no fortune :)


fredy10line
18/01/2017 11:29
Azerbaijan
Manchester United
5

My favourite player is Paul Pogba. It's great footballer. But he has no fortune :)

renka_53
18/01/2017
AZ
1
points

i don't so like Manchester United,but I think this club so strong as some other clubs)))


renka_53
18/01/2017 11:30
Azerbaijan
Liverpool
1

i don't so like Manchester United,but I think this club so strong as some other clubs)))

Nermin712
18/01/2017
AZ
4
points

I like Manchester United so much, I think this club strong as some other clubs)))♥


Nermin712
18/01/2017 11:37
Azerbaijan
Manchester United
4

I like Manchester United so much, I think this club strong as some other clubs)))♥

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Nguyen Tien Manh
20/01/2017
VN
1
points

i love manchester united . i am fans sir alex


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Nguyen Tien Manh
20/01/2017 15:23
Vietnam
Manchester United
1

i love manchester united . i am fans sir alex

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david veljanovski
24/01/2017
MK
9
points

becouse a manchester united is the best club in the world the best player is a Wayne Rooney and manchester unitet going to Winning the league, the FA Cup and the Champions League.


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david veljanovski
24/01/2017 20:55
Macedonia
Manchester United
9

becouse a manchester united is the best club in the world the best player is a Wayne Rooney and manchester unitet going to Winning the league, the FA Cup and the Champions League.

coN3
25/01/2017
BA
61
points

Nice


coN3
25/01/2017 12:44
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
61

Nice

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dorjan.ujka
25/01/2017
AL
314
points

albania


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dorjan.ujka
25/01/2017 15:04
Albania
Tottenham Hotspur
314

albania

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MarkuEva
25/01/2017
AL
32
points

I'm a big fan of MU. I love Manchester since Owen, Beckham and Ronaldo played.
My favorite players are Pogba, Martial, Rooney, Rashford and Zlatan too.
I would love to watch one day Manchester in "Old Trafford", it's one of my big dreams:)


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MarkuEva
25/01/2017 15:11
Albania
Manchester United
32

I'm a big fan of MU. I love Manchester since Owen, Beckham and Ronaldo played.
My favorite players are Pogba, Martial, Rooney, Rashford and Zlatan too.
I would love to watch one day Manchester in "Old Trafford", it's one of my big dreams:)

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1Alex_from_Ukraine8817
2Emir Veličanstveni7274
3aragorn19866882
4kwesimanifest6505
5shobonenok4967
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7RafaelRC4429
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2Serbia23261
3Albania23000
4Bosnia and Herzegovina22105
5Macedonia19390
6Kosovo13534
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro11488
10Russia10842
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1Manchester United70906
2Arsenal63241
3Liverpool54045
4Chelsea46066
5Manchester City19344
6Leicester City13842
7Watford4895
8Tottenham Hotspur4176
9West Ham United3677
10Everton1550

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