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There is no doubt that Manchester United is the King of English soccer. The brilliant story of the club has been forged in blood and fire, that is why they call themselves Red Devils.
Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club from Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. It was founded in 1878 and competes in the Premier League.
At present, they are the only English team to become world club champions, winning the Intercontinental Cup in 1999 and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2008.
The club is currently the fourth most valuable team in the Premier League and the ninth most valuable in the world.
Manchester United is the ultimate English club.
From Tragedy to Success
Tragedy marked forever Manchester United in 1958. It was 6th February when 23 people lost their lives in a plane crash on the team’s return flight from Belgrade, where they had played in the European Cup. Eight of the victims were players, and one was the team´s star player, Duncan Edwards. Miraculously Mat Bussy, the coach, and promising youngster Bobby Charlton saved their lives.
Ten years later, still with Busby as a coach, and Charlton as captain, Manchester United won the European Cup. This was the first for English football.
Another name in the club’s history was Sir Alex Ferguson, who spent 27 seasons at the helm, from 1986 to 2013. Under Ferguson, Manchester United won 38 titles, including 13 league titles and two Champions League titles.
In the 98/99 season, Manchester United became the first English team to win the treble of League, Cup, and European Cup in the same year. It is also one of only five clubs to have won all official UEFA competitions.
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Prominent Players in Man Utd.
There are a lot of good players and stars who have passed through the club, and left their mark forever, including Duncan Edwards, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, George Best, Bryan Robson, Ryan Giggs, Peter Schmeichel, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney… among others.
Rivalries and Derbys
Manchester United has rivalries with Arsenal, Liverpool, Leeds United. But their main rivalry is with Manchester City, against whom they contest the Manchester derby. Both Manchester teams are regarded as among the best teams in the world.
There is also the North West Derby, the match between Liverpool and Manchester United. It is the most important fixture in English football as well as one of the greatest rivalries in world football.