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About Man Utd - an encyclopaedia of Manchester United Football Club

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Manchester United is a highly successful English football club, with millions of supporters across the world. Its current players include Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, and among its former players are Bobby Charlton, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. Manchester United is presently managed by David Moyes, appointed to follow Sir Alex Ferguson, the most successful manager in English football.

Manchester United was one of the first English clubs to play in Europe (1956) and the first to win the European Cup (1968). Returning from a European tie in 1958, Manchester United lost eight players and various club officials in the Munich air disaster.

Manchester United is the only English club to have won the Premiership, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League in the same season (1998-1999), and most recently won the Premier League title in 2012-2013.

This website

‘About Man Utd’ is an online encyclopaedia of Manchester United. It comprises profiles and articles, backed by a huge database of facts and figures. Since 1886, Manchester United has competed in 128 seasons, been led by 20 different managers, played 5,385 competitive matches and been represented by 867 players. At ‘About Man Utd’, each of these seasons, managers, matches and players has its own page - over six thousand of them!

To enjoy the site, use the menu bar at the top of each page or any of the numerous links.

From the players database: Gary Pallister

Gary Pallister was born in Kent, but grew-up in the north-east. At school he played at centre-forward until his teacher moved him to centre-half. After leaving school he played non-league football for Billingham Town until, at nineteen, he was taken ... more >

From the matches database: 2001 vs Spurs

Early in the 2001-2002 season, Alex Ferguson sold Jaap Stam and replaced him with Lauren Blanc. It was a controversial exchange that was thought, by some, to weaken Manchester United’s defence. In their previous Premiership away game Manchester United conceded ... more >

From the seasons database: 2003-2004

In 2003-2004, Manchester United came third in the Premiership behind Arsenal and Chelsea, and won the FA Cup for the eleventh time. American Tim Howard replaced Frenchman Fabien Barthez in goal, and the number 7 shirt passed from David Beckham ... more >

From the managers database: Clarence Hilditch

By 1926, Hilditch had been at the club for seven years, playing as a left-half. When John Chapman was suspended, the Board invited Hilditch to become player-manager. The change of role was demanding. He was a popular player, but managers ... more >

From an ‘About Man Utd’ article

Jimmy Ryan has coached at Manchester United for nearly twenty years. He is presently Director of Youth Football at the Academy.  ... more >

Sources of further information

The facts, figures, dates and occasions that tell the Manchester United story are presented in many publications and on many websites.

The following are useful reference works:

About Man Utd - Manchester United Book Reviews

Jim White:
Manchester United - The Biography

About Man Utd - Manchester United Book Reviews

The Official Illustrated History
of Manchester United

About Man Utd - Manchester United Book Reviews

Andrew Endlar:
Manchester United: The Complete Record

About Man Utd - Manchester United Book Reviews

Ivan Ponting:
Manchester United Player by Player

About Man Utd - Manchester United Book Reviews

John White:
The Official Manchester United Almanac

.. and the following websites are useful sources of facts and figures:

The official club site:

The relevant wikipedia pages:

The popular Manchester United statistics site:

The site of the Association of Football Statisticians:

A few quiz questions

Who moved to Stoke City after falling out with Matt Busby over wages?

Which Manchester United stalwart was born in Ton Pentre in 1908?

Which Manchester United captain has a sister who plays netball for England?

What significant list is currently headed by Ryan Giggs?

Which centre-forward had the nickname ‘the gunner’?

Which player did Ron Atkinson nickname ‘Sparky’?

Latest news

16 AprThe death is announced of Frank Kopel, who played for Manchester United between 1967 and 1969.
15 AprTom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck and Ashley Young are disciplined by Manchester United after late-night partying following the Bayern Munich tie.
09 AprManchester United is knocked-out of the UEFA Champions League, losing 3-1 to Bayern Munich in the Quarter-Final 2nd leg.
09 AprPhil Jones makes his 100th Manchester United appearance in the game against Bayern Munich.
09 AprClub players and officials visit the memorial to the Munich air disaster on the site of the former Munich-Riem airfield.

Latest competitive matches

09 AprBayern Munich  3 - 1  Man Utd
05 AprNewcastle United  0 - 4  Man Utd
01 AprMan Utd  1 - 1  Bayern Munich

Next match

20 AprEverton  vs  Man Utd

Current season

  P W D L F A
Premiership 33 17 6 10 56 38
FA Cup 1 0 0 1 1 2
League Cup 5 4 0 1 10 3
UEFA Champions League 10 5 3 2 17 9
FA Charity Shield 1 1 0 0 2 0
All matches 50 27 9 14 86 52

Last year’s news

19 AprMichael Carrick and Robin van Persie are both nominated for this years PFA Player of the Year award.
19 AprIt is announced that Ashley Young's ankle injury will make him unavailable for the rest of the season.

On this day - 19 April

2003Former player, Paul Scholes, scored his 100th Manchester United goal.
1969Former player, George Best, scored his 100th Manchester United goal.

Matches played on 19 April

Manchester United has played 27 matches on 19 April, winning 10, drawing 8 and losing 9. To view a match in more detail, click the relevant year.

2011Newcastle United  0 - 0  Man Utd
2009Man Utd  0 - 0  Everton
2008Blackburn Rovers  1 - 1  Man Utd
2003Man Utd  3 - 1  Blackburn Rovers
2000Man Utd  2 - 3  Real Madrid
1997Liverpool  1 - 3  Man Utd
1986Tottenham Hotspur  0 - 0  Man Utd
1983Everton  2 - 0  Man Utd
1980Norwich City  0 - 2  Man Utd
1977Queens Park Rangers  4 - 0  Man Utd
1976Burnley  0 - 1  Man Utd
1975Notts County  2 - 2  Man Utd
1971Man Utd  0 - 2  Liverpool
1969Man Utd  2 - 0  Burnley
1965Birmingham City  2 - 4  Man Utd
1958Man Utd  0 - 2  Birmingham City
1957Burnley  1 - 3  Man Utd
1954Charlton Athletic  1 - 0  Man Utd
1952Blackpool  2 - 2  Man Utd
1947Man Utd  4 - 0  Blackburn Rovers
1930Man Utd  3 - 3  Everton
1926Birmingham City  2 - 1  Man Utd
1924Crystal Palace  1 - 1  Man Utd
1915Chelsea  1 - 3  Man Utd
1913Man Utd  3 - 0  Newcastle United
1902Port Vale  1 - 1  Man Utd
1897Burnley  2 - 0  Man Utd

A winning team from 19 April

Below is the successful team from 1913 that beat Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Ages and number of appearances are shown, and are correct as on this day in 1913. To view the match in more detail, click here.

Robert Beale  (England)29  41  
James Hodge  (Scotland)21  35  
George Stacey  (England)31-32  209  
Mickey Hamill  (Northern Ireland)24  33  
Charlie Roberts  (England)30  301  
Alex Bell  (Scotland)30-31  308  
Billy Meredith  (Wales)38  237  
Sandy Turnbull  (Scotland)28-29  215  
William Hunter  (England)24-25  2  
Enoch West  (England)27  115  
George Wall  (England)28  270  
average age28  -  
Manchester United
earlier name (pre 1902)
Newton Heath
earlier name (pre 1893)
Newton Heath L&YR
club first established
Old Trafford
(capacity 76,212)
club address
Sir Matt Busby Way
Old Trafford
M16 0RA
+44 (0)161 872 1661
offical website
Malcolm Glazer
chief executive
Ed Woodward
John Alexander
David Moyes
assistant manager
Steve Round
Jimmy Lumsden
first team coach
Phil Neville
player - coach
Ryan Giggs
club captain
Nemanja Vidic
current players
Ben Amos
Alexander Buttner
Michael Carrick
Tom Cleverley
Rafael da Silva
David de Gea
Jonny Evans
Patrice Evra
Marouane Fellaini
Rio Ferdinand
Darren Fletcher
Ryan Giggs
Javier Hernandez
Adnan Januzaj
Phil Jones
Shinji Kagawa
Michael Keane
Anders Lindegaard
Juan Mata
Luis Nani
Wayne Rooney
Chris Smalling
Antonio Valencia
Robin van Persie
Nemanja Vidic
Danny Welbeck
Ashley Young
most appearances
1962Ryan Giggs
2758Bobby Charlton
3718Paul Scholes
4688Bill Foulkes
5602Gary Neville
most goals
1249Bobby Charlton
2237Denis Law
3214Wayne Rooney
4211Jack Rowley
5179George Best
most matches managed
11500Alex Ferguson
21140Matt Busby
3370Ernest Mangnall
4292Ron Atkinson
5278Alf Albut
major honours
  1907-08 Championship
  1908-09 FA Cup
  1910-11 Championship
  1947-48 FA Cup
  1951-52 Championship
  1955-56 Championship
  1956-57 Championship
  1962-63 FA Cup
  1964-65 Championship
  1966-67 Championship
  1967-68 European Cup
  1976-77 FA Cup
  1982-83 FA Cup
  1984-85 FA Cup
  1989-90 FA Cup
  1990-91 Cup Winners Cup
  1991-92 League Cup
    Euro Super Cup
  1992-93 Premiership
  1993-94 Premiership
    FA Cup
  1995-96 Premiership
    FA Cup
  1996-97 Premiership
  1998-99 Premiership
    FA Cup
    Champions Lge
  1999-00 Premiership
    Intercon Cup
  2000-01 Premiership
  2002-03 Premiership
  2003-04 FA Cup
  2005-06 League Cup
  2006-07 Premiership
  2007-08 Premiership
    Champions Lge
  2008-09 Premiership
    FIFA Club Cup
    League Cup
  2009-10 League Cup
  2010-11 Premiership
  2012-13 Premiership
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