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 5,357 competitive matches and been represented by 866 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: Brian Greenhoff
Greenhoff was born in Barnsley and in schools’ football played for Yorkshire Schoolboys. He joined Manchester United as an apprentice at fifteen, turned professional at seventeen and made his first team debut at twenty. Greenhoff was a versatile player. His ... 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: Jack Robson
Robson came to Manchester United following periods as club secretary at Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion. He came with a reputation for achieving much with little, which was just what was needed as Manchester United was in ... more >From an ‘About Man Utd’ article
Since 2008, Rene Meulensteen has been the First Team Coach at Manchester United. He first joined the club in 2001. ... 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