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Manchester United

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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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bac_ho1's picture
bac_ho1
27/01/2017
GE
93
points

better


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bac_ho1
27/01/2017 07:11
Georgia
Arsenal
93

better

Slaki's picture
Slaki
27/01/2017
RS
17
points

Nice info


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Slaki
27/01/2017 17:31
Serbia
Manchester United
17

Nice info

Gor-Vrej
28/01/2017
AM
3
points

henrikh mkhitaryan


Gor-Vrej
28/01/2017 12:46
Armenia
Manchester United
3

henrikh mkhitaryan

klodian nikolli
27/01/2017
AL
17
points

Because is the best team in the world


klodian nikolli
27/01/2017 21:17
Albania
Liverpool
17

Because is the best team in the world

CavadM
28/01/2017
AZ
28
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+++


CavadM
28/01/2017 06:52
Azerbaijan
Manchester United
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+++

Gor-Vrej
28/01/2017
AM
3
points

manchester unitedd


Gor-Vrej
28/01/2017 11:39
Armenia
Manchester United
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manchester unitedd

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Talapker
28/01/2017
KZ
205
points

David Beckham - best of the best football player


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Talapker
28/01/2017 12:23
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
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David Beckham - best of the best football player

Gor-Vrej
28/01/2017
AM
3
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan


Gor-Vrej
28/01/2017 12:43
Armenia
Manchester United
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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Caco
28/01/2017
MK
140
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:)


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Caco
28/01/2017 15:20
Macedonia
Arsenal
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:)

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Mehmed92
28/01/2017
BA
113
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I'm Manchester United fun


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Mehmed92
28/01/2017 20:47
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Manchester United
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I'm Manchester United fun

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Mehmed92
28/01/2017
BA
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Manchester United is the best premier league team in England football history.
I'm Manchester United fun.


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Mehmed92
28/01/2017 20:54
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
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Manchester United is the best premier league team in England football history.
I'm Manchester United fun.

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Mehmed92
28/01/2017
BA
113
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Manchester United


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Mehmed92
28/01/2017 21:19
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Manchester United

astx
29/01/2017
AM
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MKITARYAN


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29/01/2017 08:52
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MKITARYAN

lukaluciano51
05/02/2017
ME
38
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Great quiz


lukaluciano51
05/02/2017 11:11
Montenegro
Manchester United
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Great quiz

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zera1985
18/02/2017
GE
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I'm not a fan of Manchester United , but I like to watch how the players play jose mourinho.


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zera1985
18/02/2017 21:03
Georgia
Manchester United
7

I'm not a fan of Manchester United , but I like to watch how the players play jose mourinho.

daki439
21/02/2017
RS
112
points

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


daki439
21/02/2017 20:31
Serbia
Chelsea
112

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

daki439
21/02/2017
RS
112
points

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.


daki439
21/02/2017 20:54
Serbia
Chelsea
112

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.

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
27/03/2017
SD
-3378
points

I'm not a Man United fan, but I admire the scotsman manager Sir Alex Ferguson
He had made it difficult for any manager that will follow him at Man Utd, Because of the success that he brought to the club and the british football in general.
I think it's impossible nowadayes for a manager to stay for that long as Sir Alex Ferguson, even Arsenals' current manager Arsene has charged for 2 decades!

Being in charge of a world-class club for 27 yers is unbelievable, thats more than a Silver Yobel


Ahmed Adam Mamado's picture
Ahmed Adam Mamado
27/03/2017 13:15
Sudan
Liverpool
-3378

I'm not a Man United fan, but I admire the scotsman manager Sir Alex Ferguson
He had made it difficult for any manager that will follow him at Man Utd, Because of the success that he brought to the club and the british football in general.
I think it's impossible nowadayes for a manager to stay for that long as Sir Alex Ferguson, even Arsenals' current manager Arsene has charged for 2 decades!

Being in charge of a world-class club for 27 yers is unbelievable, thats more than a Silver Yobel

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2Arsenal45455
3Liverpool44564
4Chelsea39901
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6Leicester City6717
7Tottenham Hotspur4148
8West Ham United3516
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Pre-Season Course 1

  • Introduction
  • Stage 1: Podcast
  • Stage 2: Manchester United
  • Stage 3: Fantasy Football
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  • Stage 5: Chelsea
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Learn about Manchester United football club.