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 5,385 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:
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