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Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club, reputed to be the most popular club in the world with over 75 million fans. The club is based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester.

United were originally called Newton Heat and played in green and gold when they were founded in 1878 by the Carriage and Wagon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) depot at Newton Heath. The club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.

In 1958, eight United player died as a result of the Munich Air Disaster.

Alex Ferguson took charge of 1500 matches during his time as manager (1986–2013).

In July 2012, Manchester United was ranked first by Forbes magazine in its list of the ten most valuable sports team brands, valuing the Manchester United brand at $2.23 billion.

In January 2013, the club became the first sports team in the world to be valued at $3 billion. Forbes Magazine valued the club at $3.3 billion – $1.2 billion higher than the next most valuable sports team.

On 19 May 2014, Louis van Gaal became United’s first manager from outside the United Kingdom or Ireland after Ferguson's successor David Moyes was sacked after only 10 months in charge.

Main rivals of Manchester United are Arsenal, Leeds United, Liverpool, and Manchester City, against whom they contest the Manchester derby.

Manchester United have won the most League titles (20) of any English club, a joint record 11 FA Cups, four League Cups, and a record twenty FA Community Shields. The club has also won three European Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup, and one FIFA Club World Cup.

Manchester United states that its worldwide fan base includes more than 200 officially recognised branches of the Manchester United Supporters Club (MUSC), in at least 24 countries.

The origin of club's nickname "The Red Devils" has a few conflicting stories. One rumor suggests that during a tour of France in the 1960s the club were branded the Red Devils due to their red kit and Sir Matt Busby liked the name so much he asked for the club to incorporate a devil in the badge. Another story suggests it stems from local rugby Salford. The rugby club were nicknamed the Red Devils and with United formally training in Salford the nickname transferred over.

Lukaku continues fine form as Manchester defeat Southampton in tough Premier League encounter

Lukaku continues fine form as Manchester defeat Southampton in tough Premier League encounter

Lukaku continues fine form as Manchester defeat Southampton in tough Premier League encounter
Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United legend set to announce boxing career

Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United legend set to announce boxing career

Rio Ferdinand is set to announce his new career as a boxer for a television documentary with the Manchester United set to bout at the end of the series.

Rio Ferdinand: Manchester United legend set to announce boxing career
Breaking! Wayne Rooney banned after pleading guilty to drink driving charge

Breaking! Wayne Rooney banned after pleading guilty to drink driving charge

Former England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been banned from driving for two years after pleading guilty to a charge of drink driving.

Breaking! Wayne Rooney banned after pleading guilty to drink driving charge
Just in: Manchester United superstar puts up his multi million naira stunning mansion for sale (photos)

Just in: Manchester United superstar puts up his multi million naira stunning mansion for sale (photos)

Ahead of his return from long term injury, Manchester United and Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put up his stunning mansion in England up for sale.

Just in: Manchester United superstar puts up his multi million naira stunning mansion for sale (photos)
Mourinho makes big statement on Paul Pogba's injury all Man Utd fans will want to know

Mourinho makes big statement on Paul Pogba's injury all Man Utd fans will want to know

Jose Mourinho has rubbished the reports that Frenchman Paul Pogba would be out of action for the next three months after picking up an hamstring injury.

Mourinho makes big statement on Paul Pogba's injury all Man Utd fans will want to know
Antonio Valencia scores goal of the season contender as Man Utd spoil Wayne Rooney's Old Trafford return

Antonio Valencia scores goal of the season contender as Man Utd spoil Wayne Rooney's Old Trafford return

Three goals in the last ten minutes helped Jose Mournho's Manchester United to a 4 - 0 win over Everton in what was Wayne Rooney's return to Old Trafford.

Antonio Valencia scores goal of the season contender as Man Utd spoil Wayne Rooney's Old Trafford return
Morata explains why he snubbed Man United for Chelsea

Morata explains why he snubbed Man United for Chelsea

According to Morata, he opted to sign for Chelsea because of Cesar and Antonio Conte even after being linked with a transfer to Manchester United all summer...

Morata explains why he snubbed Man United for Chelsea
Jose Mourinho reveals the severity of Paul Pogba's injury suffered against Basel

Jose Mourinho reveals the severity of Paul Pogba's injury suffered against Basel

Paul Pogba suffered a knock during his side's Champions League victory over Basel and Jose Mourinho confirms he will miss 'a few matches' with hamstring injury.

Jose Mourinho reveals the severity of Paul Pogba's injury suffered against Basel
Checkout the cars Manchester United stars drive to training including Lukaku's N122m Rolls Royce (photos)

Checkout the cars Manchester United stars drive to training including Lukaku's N122m Rolls Royce (photos)

While full-back Matteo Darmian arrived training with a N11.7m VW Passat estate, his teammate Romelu Lukaku arrived in a N122m custom-built Rolls-Royce Raith.

Checkout the cars Manchester United stars drive to training including Lukaku's N122m Rolls Royce (photos)
Panic at Old Trafford as injury ruled out Manchester United star for a month, set to miss Liverpool tie (photo)

Panic at Old Trafford as injury ruled out Manchester United star for a month, set to miss Liverpool tie (photo)

Premier League side Manchester United have been hit with a severe blow following the injury of Frenchman Paul Pogba who has been ruled out for four weeks.

Panic at Old Trafford as injury ruled out Manchester United star for a month, set to miss Liverpool tie (photo)
Like mother like son, Paul Pogba shares cute family photo of himself, mum and brothers

Like mother like son, Paul Pogba shares cute family photo of himself, mum and brothers

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba seems to be in a cheerful as he shared a family photo of himself and the Pogba brothers on his Instagram handle.

Like mother like son, Paul Pogba shares cute family photo of himself, mum and brothers
Jose Mourinho given new nickname by Man Utd staff after losing weight in the summer

Jose Mourinho given new nickname by Man Utd staff after losing weight in the summer

Jose Mourinho's decision to shed some weight over the summer has led the staff at Manchester United's Carrington training base to give him a new nickname.

Jose Mourinho given new nickname by Man Utd staff after losing weight in the summer
Mourinho angry with Man United players despite his team 3-0 emphatic win over Basel

Mourinho angry with Man United players despite his team 3-0 emphatic win over Basel

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was angered by his side's relaxed approach during their emphatic 3-0 victory over Switzerland Super league champions Basel.

Mourinho angry with Man United players despite his team 3-0 emphatic win over Basel
Manchester United show pure class in one-sided victory over Basel in Champions League opener

Manchester United show pure class in one-sided victory over Basel in Champions League opener

Premier league giants Manchester United secured all 3 points in their first game of Champions League group A tie as they defeated Basel 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Manchester United show pure class in one-sided victory over Basel in Champions League opener
Heartbreaking: Jose Mourinho makes big statement on the sack of Frank de Boer at Crystal Palace

Heartbreaking: Jose Mourinho makes big statement on the sack of Frank de Boer at Crystal Palace

Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho has reacted to the dismissal of Frank de Boer at Premier League club Crystal Palace just after four games in charge.

Heartbreaking: Jose Mourinho makes big statement on the sack of Frank de Boer at Crystal Palace
Why I turned down Man United's offer and chose to remain at Real Madrid - Gareth Bale

Why I turned down Man United's offer and chose to remain at Real Madrid - Gareth Bale

Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale has explained the reasons why he did not follow through on transfer speculations linking him with a move to Manchester United.

Why I turned down Man United's offer and chose to remain at Real Madrid - Gareth Bale
4 things Jose Mourinho said in his Champions League pre-match press conference that will alarm Man United fans

4 things Jose Mourinho said in his Champions League pre-match press conference that will alarm Man United fans

Jose Mourinho gave his thoughts on Marouane Fellaini and revealed three players sure to start in Manchester United's Champions League clash against Basel.

4 things Jose Mourinho said in his Champions League pre-match press conference that will alarm Man United fans
Arsene Wenger reveals why he rejected the chance to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United

Arsene Wenger reveals why he rejected the chance to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United

Arsene Wenger reveals he rejected the chance to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Machester United back in 2002, citing the Gunner's 'values' as his reason.

Arsene Wenger reveals why he rejected the chance to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United
David De Gea hangs out with one of the prettiest girls in the world who convinced him to reject a move to Real Madrid (photos)

David De Gea hangs out with one of the prettiest girls in the world who convinced him to reject a move to Real Madrid (photos)

According to the report, Edurne Garcia convinced David De Gea not to make a move out of Manchester United to Real Madrid in the recent summer transfer.

David De Gea hangs out with one of the prettiest girls in the world who convinced him to reject a move to Real Madrid (photos)
Louis Van Gaal finally reveals why Manchester United replaced him with Jose Mourinho

Louis Van Gaal finally reveals why Manchester United replaced him with Jose Mourinho

Louis Van Gaal believes he was sacked by Manchester United because the club is “all about money” and replacement Jose Mourinho is more marketable than he is.

Louis Van Gaal finally reveals why Manchester United replaced him with Jose Mourinho
Angry Mourinho walks out on Journalist after being asked about handshake sub from Mark Hughes, calls question ‘stupid’

Angry Mourinho walks out on Journalist after being asked about handshake sub from Mark Hughes, calls question ‘stupid’

Jose Mourinho walked out on his post-match BBC interview after being asked why he snubbed Mark Hughes’ handshake by BBC reporters after the draw at stoke.

Angry Mourinho walks out on Journalist after being asked about handshake sub from Mark Hughes, calls question ‘stupid’
Jose Mourinho names the only £92m rated French superstar Man Utd will sign in January (photo)

Jose Mourinho names the only £92m rated French superstar Man Utd will sign in January (photo)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly told the club's chiefs to sign Monaco winger Thomas Lemar when the January 2018 transfer window opens.

Jose Mourinho names the only £92m rated French superstar Man Utd will sign in January (photo)
Jose Mourinho finally names the best player he has worked with in his career (photo)

Jose Mourinho finally names the best player he has worked with in his career (photo)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has stated emphatically that Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic is the best player he has worked with in his career.

Jose Mourinho finally names the best player he has worked with in his career (photo)
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