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 Rio Ferdinand, and among its former players are Bobby Charlton, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. Manchester United is presently managed by 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 2010-2011.
‘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 127 seasons, been led by 19 different managers, played 5,335 competitive matches and been represented by 863 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: Tomasz Kuszczak
Kuszczak was born and brought up in Poland, where he played his early football. In 2000 he joined Hertha BSC in Germany, where he remained for four seasons. At the end of his contract, in 2004, he was brought to ... 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: 1994-1995
1994-1995 nearly brought a second successive Premiership and FA Cup double. An extra few goals in the final week of the season would have done it. But the lack of goals, plus the absence of a key player, meant a ... more >From the managers database: James West
West came to Newton Heath from Lincoln City. The arrangement was that he would share the managing of the team with fullback, Harry Stafford. It wasn’t a good time for Newton Heath, on or off the field. There was little ... more >From an ‘About Man Utd’ article
The eastern end of the ground began with open terracing and continued as such until the early 1970s. This made it the last side of the ground to provide any seating or any protection for its occupants. Instead of a ... 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