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.
‘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 5,377 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!
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From the players database: Carlos Tevez
Tevez grew-up near Buenos Aires in Argentina. His football career began at the Buenos Aires club, Boca Juniors, where he played for four seasons. From there he moved to Brazil, to Corinthians. Over two seasons in Brazil, he scored thirty-one ... more >From the matches database: 2008 vs Chelsea
It was nine years since Manchester United last appeared in a UEFA Champions League Final. Since winning in the Nou Camp in 1998-1999, they had reached quarter-finals and semi-finals but no final. In 2007-08, they faced Chelsea in Moscow, having ... more >From the seasons database: 1993-1994
Manchester United won the Premiership and FA Cup double in 1993-1994, the first such double in the club’s history. The league championship was won for the second successive season. ... more >From the managers database: John Chapman
Chapman was the club’s first scottish manager, joining Manchester United after fifteen successful years at Airdrieonians. His first season, 1921-1922, ended in relegation. At the start of his second, Chapman bought Frank Barson from Aston Villa. Barson was a significant ... more >From an ‘About Man Utd’ article
When Alex Ferguson took over at Manchester United in 1986, he took over a club that had under-achieved for years. Despite being one of the world’s biggest clubs in terms of reputation and support, Manchester United hadn’t won a domestic league ... 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:
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