Manchester United Football Club Facts
English professional football club
- Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club.
- It is based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester.
- The club plays in the English Premier League.
- It was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878.
- The club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.
- The 1958 Munich air disaster claimed the lives of eight players.
- In 1968, under the management of Matt Busby, Manchester United was the first English football club to win the European Cup.
- Sir Alex Ferguson took over as the manager in November 1986 and since then the club has won 24 major honours.