Manchester United Football club

Manchester United FC is among the most successful football clubs in the world, nicknamed The Red Devils, the club is based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. Manchester United was not the first choice for the football club’s name.

When founded in 1878, the club was called Newton Heath LYR Football Club after the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Health. The name was altered to Manchester United Football Club on 24 April 1902 because of a change in ownership.

The Red Devils were  the first English football club to complete in The European Cup, the UK Football Organization objected to  the involvement of English football teams in the European Cup, Manchester United took part in the 1957 European competition and was the first English football team to do so. Before they were beaten by Real Madrid en route to the semi-finals, the club beat Anderlecht FC from Belgium with a score of 10-0. This is remains their biggest win to date.

The airplane crash that happened on 6 January 1958 cost 8 of the Manchester United players their lives. They were Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, Geoff Bent, Eddie Colman, David Pegg, Roger Byrne, Tommy Taylor, and  Billy Whelan. After winning a match against the Red Star Belgrade FC, the aircraft carrying the team players, officials, and journalists crashed in Munich, Germany. A total of 23 people were killed in that crash and a number of others were injured .

Manchester United football club holds the record for most top-division titles (19 ), many Premier League titles (12 ), many FA Cups (11 ), and one of the most FA Cup Finalists  (18)..

Sir Alex Ferguson began managing club in November 1986, This Scottish football manager got the honorary title of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) from the Queen  in 1983 as well as the Commander of the Order of the British Realm (CBE) in 1995.

Manchester United FC is not only popular,  it is an extremely successful football team.

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