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Manchester United

Manchester Utd's club nickname is The Red Devils and they play at Old Trafford. You can learn all about Manchester United by looking at our featured club materials.

Video Guide to Manchester United

Watch the video. If it's a little difficult, read the tapescript below when you watch. When you finish, click on the learn tab at the bottom of the page and try the activities there.

Transcript:

Hi there. I’m John Dykes. Welcome to the Premier League’s video guide to Manchester United Football Club. Here we’ll take you behind the scenes at Old Trafford, we’ll give you an insight into the match day experience and also suggest one or two other things to do and see in and around the club.

Manchester United is more than just a football club. It’s a footballing phenomenon. From its humble beginnings as Newton Heath in 1878, Manchester United has grown to become arguably one of the biggest football clubs of all time with a profile that’s recognised all around the world.

Old Trafford has been home to United since 1910. The theatre of dreams is the largest domestic ground in England. Offering a capacity crowd of over 75,000. Sitting in the Trafford borough of the city, the theatre of dreams offers easy access to all the major sights Manchester has to offer.

Only at the Manchester United Museum and tour can you experience United’s story in all its full glory. This award winning experience offers fans an all access visit through the eyes of Manchester United greats and provides you with superb insights into 130 years of United heritage.

No tour would be complete without a visit to the Manchester United club shop. Here you’ll quickly discover, that when it comes to merchandise, no one does it better than United.

As befits a squad full of world-class footballers, United offers their stars one of the finest training complexes in the world. The Trafford Training Centre or simply Carrington as its come to be known, offers all the state-of-the-art facilities needed in the schooling and rehabilitation of the modern day football team.

The Red Devils are the most successful club in the history of English football. Over the years, they have claimed a record 19 league titles, fifteen domestic cups, three European cups and have even been crowned club world champions twice. With United claiming their twelfth Premier League title last season, this famous old club have proven yet again, they’re still the standard bearers of top-flight English football.

If you’d like to experience the thrill of the Barclays Premier league in person, then why not visit the ticket availability section of premierleague.com or visit the club’s website.

What did you understand?

 
Activity 1: Now that you have watched the video, check your understanding with this quick quiz. Choose the best option but remember to check your answers if you get a question wrong!
Check your understanding.


Activity 2: There were lots of numbers mentioned in the video. Lots of numbers connected to Manchester United. Can you match the numbers to the statements about Manchester United?
Match the numbers to the statement

 

 


Activity 3: There were lots of adjectives in the video. Maybe some of these adjectives are new for you. This activity will help you learn some of those adjectives. Match the adjectives to the correct meanings.
Language activity: Interesting Adjectives

 

 


Activity 4: Do you know how to make the present perfect? That's right, we use have/has + the 3rd form of the verb (e.g. Frank's not at home because he's gone to the match). If you want to talk about Manchester United, you sometimes need to use the present perfect. Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verb in the present perfect simple.
Grammar activity: MUFC and the Present Perfect

Activity 5: The final activity is a game. Try to make sentences with the words in the circles. Try to do it as fast as you can! When you finish, have another go and see if you can do it faster! Remember to click on the words in the correct order to make each sentence.
Game: Against the clock!

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Jakub123
08/10/2018
PL
96
points

Easy


Jakub123
08/10/2018 18:18
Poland
Manchester United
96

Easy

luis_carlos
25/03/2018
ES
748
points

I've never been to mancgester but I'd love to. Maybe next season.


luis_carlos
25/03/2018 14:29
Spain
Newcastle United
748

I've never been to mancgester but I'd love to. Maybe next season.

mgsein
10/12/2017
MM
41
points

The video give me a lot of information and I have never been to Manchester. If I have a chance, I would like to go to Old Trafford. To watch playing against Manchester vs Chelsea is the best thing I think.


mgsein
10/12/2017 14:09
Myanmar
Manchester United
41

The video give me a lot of information and I have never been to Manchester. If I have a chance, I would like to go to Old Trafford. To watch playing against Manchester vs Chelsea is the best thing I think.

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kwesimanifest
23/06/2016
GH
4725
points

I would love to go to Old Trafford


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kwesimanifest
23/06/2016 05:28
Ghana
Manchester United
4725

I would love to go to Old Trafford

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kwesimanifest
23/06/2016
GH
4725
points

I have never been to Manchester before


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kwesimanifest
23/06/2016 05:23
Ghana
Manchester United
4725

I have never been to Manchester before

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kwesimanifest
23/06/2016
GH
4725
points

Great video


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kwesimanifest
23/06/2016 05:22
Ghana
Manchester United
4725

Great video

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assemjuve
28/03/2016
PS
3705
points

The fans.


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assemjuve
28/03/2016 20:21
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

The fans.

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assemjuve
28/03/2016
PS
3705
points

No,Yes.


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assemjuve
28/03/2016 20:20
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

No,Yes.

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assemjuve
28/03/2016
PS
3705
points

It is good.


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assemjuve
28/03/2016 20:20
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

It is good.

uA.Galatasaray1905
13/02/2016
AZ
31
points

It is very best


uA.Galatasaray1905
13/02/2016 14:42
Azerbaijan
Leicester City
31

It is very best

crazyboy
28/11/2015
AL
128
points

Never been to Manchester but I would go to Old Trafford
To watch playing against Liverpool would be the best reason


crazyboy
28/11/2015 19:11
Albania
Arsenal
128

Never been to Manchester but I would go to Old Trafford
To watch playing against Liverpool would be the best reason

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MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Awesome episode


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MUGEMANYI
14/11/2015 18:23
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Awesome episode

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aragorn1986
29/10/2015
ME
3557
points

Glory glory Man.Utd... I still remember their final vs Bayen Munich. Sheringham and Solskjaer!


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aragorn1986
29/10/2015 16:28
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Glory glory Man.Utd... I still remember their final vs Bayen Munich. Sheringham and Solskjaer!

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MUGEMANYI
28/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Oohh I remember that match too


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MUGEMANYI
28/11/2015 14:59
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Oohh I remember that match too

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mina botros
28/08/2015
EG
0
points

it's a very good video show me things I didn't know
yes. off course I want to go to Manchester and absolutely to old trafford the theater of dreams .
watch my favorite team and his home old Trafford and his gallery of champions .


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mina botros
28/08/2015 18:58
Egypt
Manchester United
0

it's a very good video show me things I didn't know
yes. off course I want to go to Manchester and absolutely to old trafford the theater of dreams .
watch my favorite team and his home old Trafford and his gallery of champions .

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karodclr
27/12/2014
CO
38
points

It's a good video, very complete about Manchester United Club characteristics like their past, their stadium and their titles. I will go someday and I'll take many pictures at stadium and the museum, maybe in a match with Chelsea. It's a big stadium surely going to pretty see their fans and all their feelings before the game.


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karodclr
27/12/2014 20:58
Colombia
Chelsea
38

It's a good video, very complete about Manchester United Club characteristics like their past, their stadium and their titles. I will go someday and I'll take many pictures at stadium and the museum, maybe in a match with Chelsea. It's a big stadium surely going to pretty see their fans and all their feelings before the game.

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Rich
27/12/2014
ES
370
points

Hi Karodclr, Thanks for your comments. What do you think would be the best thing about going to Old Trafford? Seeing Chelsea win? Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
27/12/2014 22:22
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi Karodclr, Thanks for your comments. What do you think would be the best thing about going to Old Trafford? Seeing Chelsea win? Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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karodclr
05/01/2015
CO
38
points

Lol, that could be a plus! But I think to visit the museum will be superb!


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karodclr
05/01/2015 21:47
Colombia
Chelsea
38

Lol, that could be a plus! But I think to visit the museum will be superb!

casena
13/09/2014
SD
1
points

great video with high quantity of new words for me
one of my dreams to come to England


casena
13/09/2014 12:22
Sudan
Manchester United
1

great video with high quantity of new words for me
one of my dreams to come to England

sirandrew
09/07/2014
RU
0
points

Dear friends, please check the video in the learning activity #2 "Match the numbers to the statement" (Man Utd in numbers). IMHO there is a mistake. The video about Arsenal not Manchester United...


sirandrew
09/07/2014 00:23
Russia
Manchester United
0

Dear friends, please check the video in the learning activity #2 "Match the numbers to the statement" (Man Utd in numbers). IMHO there is a mistake. The video about Arsenal not Manchester United...

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Rich
09/07/2014
ES
370
points

Hi sirandrew, Thanks for spotting this and telling us about it. The video is about Man Utd now :)


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Rich
09/07/2014 10:12
Spain
Liverpool
370

Hi sirandrew, Thanks for spotting this and telling us about it. The video is about Man Utd now :)

vinikovic
14/02/2013
0
points

The Red Devils is the most popular English football team in Brazil.


vinikovic
14/02/2013 21:53


0

The Red Devils is the most popular English football team in Brazil.

sirjoe777
13/05/2012
0
points

Hey, Jack!
What happens? The Premier Skills logo has missed from the Learn English home page!
See you soon,
Sergio


sirjoe777
13/05/2012 12:39


0

Hey, Jack!
What happens? The Premier Skills logo has missed from the Learn English home page!
See you soon,
Sergio

sirjoe777
11/05/2012
0
points

Dear Jack,
I would like to ask you if... So, reading i.e. this sentence "you would have to slip rather different spanners into works to bounce people out" (a novel) I know that "to bounce out" could be a phrasal verb, but what about... "to slip... spanners into works"? Is it maybe an idiomatic expression? There's a site where one can find easily expressions like that?
Thank you very much,
Sergio
P.S. Poor MUN... I'm afraid MCI is going to win...


sirjoe777
11/05/2012 08:15


0

Dear Jack,
I would like to ask you if... So, reading i.e. this sentence "you would have to slip rather different spanners into works to bounce people out" (a novel) I know that "to bounce out" could be a phrasal verb, but what about... "to slip... spanners into works"? Is it maybe an idiomatic expression? There's a site where one can find easily expressions like that?
Thank you very much,
Sergio
P.S. Poor MUN... I'm afraid MCI is going to win...

Jack
14/05/2012
0
points

Hi Sergio

'To put a spanner into the works' is a fun idiomatic phrase. If you imagine a large machine with cogs and levers... and then you imagine what would happen if you dropped a large metal tool like a spanner into the machine... that would literally be putting a spanner into the works. So the idiomatic meaning = to introduce an element that stops the system working.

To bounce someone out, is far less common - it's a friendlier version of kick someone out, meaning remove someone from a place or position.

I'm afraid I don't know of a specific site for idioms, but if you type a phrase into google in quotation marks, and the word define, you usually get a decent result.

Yes - Poor MUN, but what a match! What a season! Fantastic for the Premier League. I already can't wait for next season.

Jack


Jack
14/05/2012 11:38


0

Hi Sergio

'To put a spanner into the works' is a fun idiomatic phrase. If you imagine a large machine with cogs and levers... and then you imagine what would happen if you dropped a large metal tool like a spanner into the machine... that would literally be putting a spanner into the works. So the idiomatic meaning = to introduce an element that stops the system working.

To bounce someone out, is far less common - it's a friendlier version of kick someone out, meaning remove someone from a place or position.

I'm afraid I don't know of a specific site for idioms, but if you type a phrase into google in quotation marks, and the word define, you usually get a decent result.

Yes - Poor MUN, but what a match! What a season! Fantastic for the Premier League. I already can't wait for next season.

Jack

sirjoe777
14/05/2012
0
points

Dear Jack,
as usual you're really kind, clear and exhaustive.
I've just followed your tip with this sentence I read on Newsweek:
"Then there is the 800-pound gorilla in the room..." and I got what
it means... Er, I suppose so!
Thanks a lot,
Sergio
P.S. I'm much curious to know what James hopes about
Chelsea-Bayern, considered if Chelsea wan, the Spurs would be out
from Champions League next year! (What a 2nd conditional!!!)


sirjoe777
14/05/2012 14:09


0

Dear Jack,
as usual you're really kind, clear and exhaustive.
I've just followed your tip with this sentence I read on Newsweek:
"Then there is the 800-pound gorilla in the room..." and I got what
it means... Er, I suppose so!
Thanks a lot,
Sergio
P.S. I'm much curious to know what James hopes about
Chelsea-Bayern, considered if Chelsea wan, the Spurs would be out
from Champions League next year! (What a 2nd conditional!!!)

James
15/05/2012
0
points

Well, I think as you have followed my predictions that I was totally and completely correct. I saw that final 5 minutes play out in my mind and predicted it IDIOM: I hit the nail on the head with that one. Its just that jack disagreed with my 'outrageous' prediction and so didnt put it on the site :)

As per your question:

Chelsea will lose, Spurs will go into the Champion's league and win the tournament next season, or , Chelse will win and we will be 'left for dust'. In reality even though the final is in Germany and Barern will have home advantage and home support I think that it will be a 'do or die' game for Chelsea and many of their ageing stars will see it as their last 'swansong' at Chelsea before moving on to 'greener pastures' and so I will have to go for a Chelsea win and see Spurs playing in the second tier of European footy again :(

But, football is football, if that wasn't the case it wouldnt be the game that it is!!!

good luck with understanding the meaning of the idioms ive included and lets see how the final turns out, 3 days to go!!!


James
15/05/2012 09:47


0

Well, I think as you have followed my predictions that I was totally and completely correct. I saw that final 5 minutes play out in my mind and predicted it IDIOM: I hit the nail on the head with that one. Its just that jack disagreed with my 'outrageous' prediction and so didnt put it on the site :)

As per your question:

Chelsea will lose, Spurs will go into the Champion's league and win the tournament next season, or , Chelse will win and we will be 'left for dust'. In reality even though the final is in Germany and Barern will have home advantage and home support I think that it will be a 'do or die' game for Chelsea and many of their ageing stars will see it as their last 'swansong' at Chelsea before moving on to 'greener pastures' and so I will have to go for a Chelsea win and see Spurs playing in the second tier of European footy again :(

But, football is football, if that wasn't the case it wouldnt be the game that it is!!!

good luck with understanding the meaning of the idioms ive included and lets see how the final turns out, 3 days to go!!!

Jack
09/05/2012
0
points

If you have any questions about Manchester United or English or anything you have seen here, please feel free to leave a comment and ask them here. Thanks

Jack
The Premier Skills English Team


Jack
09/05/2012 05:15


0

If you have any questions about Manchester United or English or anything you have seen here, please feel free to leave a comment and ask them here. Thanks

Jack
The Premier Skills English Team

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