15 Interesting facts about Manchester United
Manchester United began as a railway club.
In their debut match, they did not wear red and white.
Their first bout was humiliating.
Despite the fact that the original club was formed in 1878, Newton Heath LYR F.C. did not play their first-ever documented game until 1880.
In the 1890s, they had a taste of the top flight.
Football (or soccer, as some refer to it) became a major sport in England in 1885, and Newton Heath LYR F.C. joined the league in 1886.
The first stadium they utilised held 12,000 people and was known as "North Road."
Great success did not happen quickly, and the club experienced major financial difficulties in the early twentieth century.
The club owed a total of £2,670, which is approximately £300,000 now! Harry Stafford, the club's captain, was instrumental in the club's survival. He recruited a total of four investors prepared to each invest £500 in the club in order to pay off the majority of the debt.
The club was renamed Manchester United in exchange. Manchester United was founded on April 24, 1902!
Manchester United finished second runners-up in the second division in 1905-1906, earning them promotion to the first division.
In the season 1907-1908, they won their first title just two years after gaining promotion to the top division!
Manchester United became the first English team to win the European Cup. This took place in the year 1968.
Manchester United was the top football club in the world during the 2016-2017 season. In that one year, they earned 676.3 million Euros.
The Glazer Family and Manchester United Plc possess a majority stake in the club. The Glazer family owns the most shares and hence maintains control and ownership of the club.
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