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Manchester United Football Club
Britain’s RED DEVILS
Dedicated to: Sir Alex Ferguson, the man who made me love Manchester United.
Presented by: Salome Catania
About MUFC (Manchester United Football Club) Manchester United Football Club is an English football club, based at Old Trafford Football Ground located just outside the city boundaries of Manchester. The club was formed as Newton Heath F.C. in 1878. After nearing bankruptcy in 1902, the club was taken over by J.H. Davies who changed its name to Manchester United. United appointed Sir Matt Busby as manager after the Second World War, and his then-unheard-of policy of producing most of the players through the club's youth team brought great success, with the club winning the Football League in 1956 and 1957. This success was halted by the Munich air disaster of 1958, in which eight of the club's players died. It was thought that the club might fold, but instead went on to win the football league in 1965 and 1967, and the European Cup in 1968.
Old Trafford (the ground) Old Trafford Football Stadium (given the nickname The Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton) is the home of Manchester United F.C. . Located in the borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, it has been United's home since 1910. Until the new Wembley Stadium is completed Old Trafford will have the largest ground capacity of any English football stadium, currently holding 76,000 spectators.
Manchester United’s OFFICIAL SPONSORS
Vodafone Principal Sponsor and Telecoms and Equipment Services Partner of Manchester United
Vodafone has sponsored Manchester Utd since 2000, and in late 2003 signed a 36m pound ($62m) four-year deal with the club, worth about 9m pounds ($15.5m) per year. As Manchester United has over 70 million fans spread all over the globe, Vodafone, the world's largest telecommunications company, continue to work with Manchester United to develop a variety of mobile services designed to help fans get more from their club.
Nike Official Sportswear Partner of Manchester United
This season Nike joins forces with Manchester United in a wide-ranging partnership. The players will benefit from the company's innovative 'Cool Motion' double-layer kit, while fans will be able to buy high-quality replicas, as well as training wear and other United merchandise.
MUFC’s latest KITS
Other Sponsors Official Beer of Man Utd Official Soft Drinks Supplier to Man Utd
Official Low Fare Airline for Man Utd Official Car Supplier to Man Utd
Official Imaging Partner of Man Utd and Official Sponsor of Museum and Stadium Tour Official Radio Station of Man Utd
Cups Won Throughout The Years The club is one of the most successful clubs in England, having won:-
the FA Premier League/Football League fifteen times, FA Cup eleven times and the European Cup twice
The club has had the highest average attendance in English football for the past fifty seasons, therefore no wonder they were able to win so many cups thanks to the support they get from their loyal fans.
The TREBLE Thanks to Sir Alex great coaching skills and Man Utd’s phenomenal class of ‘99, they were the first and yet only football team to win the UEFA Champions League, FA Premier League and the FA Cup in the same season (also known as the TREBLE).
The Red Tribe ‚Come On,
The Malcolm Glazer takeover In May 2005, Mr Glazer bought a controlling stake, for $1.47 billion, in English football team Manchester United following a nearly year-long takeover battle. The takeover was fiercely opposed by fans of Manchester United, principally due to Glazer's presumed lack of interest in football as a sport and the amount of debt to be taken on by the previously debt-free club. The Glazer Family allow the coaches and general managers of the club to run the football matters, while they handle the financing behind the scenes.
Man Utd’s Legends Some of the greatest footballers and managers the world of football has ever seen, played or managed for the world’s biggest supported football team - MUFC
The Gaffer: Sir Alex Ferguson
Born on the 31st of December, 1941. He is a Scottish football manager and former player, and has been managing Manchester United F.C. since 1986. He has won more trophies than any other manager in the history of English football. He has been in charge of Manchester United for over 1,000 matches.
Sir Bobby Charlton Full name Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton Date of birth October 11, 1937 Nationality English Nickname Bobby Appearances with MUFC 754 Goals scored with MUFC 247 Played for MUFC 1957-1973 One of Charlton’s quotations: ‚Now and again we have to rely on the defence, but that’s not the United policy when the game starts – it’s all about attacking.‛
George Best…he truly was the BEST
Full name George Best Date of birth 22 May 1946 Nationality Irish Nickname The Belfast Boy Appearances with MUFC 474 Goals scored with MUFC 180 Played for MUFC 1963-1974 Sadly enough Bestie died on the 25th of November, 2006 after a battle that lasted longer than doctors had expected, from a lung infection and multiple organ failure, caused by excess drinking of alcohol. One of Best’s quotations: "Pelé called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life."
Ooh Aah Cantona Full name Eric Cantona Date of birth 24 May, 1966 Nationality French Nickname Eric the King Appearances with MUFC 185 Goals scored with MUFC 81 Played for MUFC 1992-1997 One of Cantona’s quotations: "I'm so proud the fans still sing my name, but I fear tomorrow they will stop. I fear it because I love it. And everything you love, you fear you will lose."
We’ll keep our red flag flying high cause MAN UTD will never die!
THE END Although this Man Utd presentation came to an end, Manchester United Football Club itself will NEVER, I repeat will NEVER come to an end, because year after we only get stronger as a team, bigger as a club and thanks to the clubs policy for having a strong youth system, the future seems bright.