Alternative History

Originally formed in Somerset in 1887, Manchester United moved to Salford as there was Gold Trafford in them there hills.  Many fans remained in the West Country heartland and can regularly been seen travelling up and down the motorways to home matches.

[To be completed].

Famous Players : – 

Famous Fans : –  Mick Hucknall (Singer – Simply Red); David Gedge (Musician – The Wedding Present, Cinerama); Roger Taylor (Drummer – Queen); Zoe Ball (Former children’s TV presenter); James Nesbitt (actor – Jekyll [BBC]; Cold Feet [ITV]); Mani (bassist – Stone Roses); Eamonn Holmes (Breakfast TV presenter [GMTV; Sky]); Gary Rhodes (cook);

 

Club Records


Formed 1878 (as Newton Heath)
1902 as Manchester United

Turned Professional 1885

Became a Limited Company 1907

Previous names 1880-1892 = Newton Heath LYR

Previous grounds North Road/Monsall Road   1880-93
Bank Street   1893-1910
(Played at Maine Road  1941-49)

Nickname “The RED DEVILS” or “UNITED”

Club Colours HOME : Shirts – Red with three white adidas stripes on shoulder
Shorts – White with three red adidas side stripes
Socks – Black with three white rings on turnovers
AWAY : Shirts – Legend Earth Green with three adidas white stripes on shoulder
Shorts – Legend Earth Green with three white adidas side stripes
Socks – Legend Earth Green with three black rings on turnovers
THIRD : Shirts – White with Black asymmetric diagonal lines, white collar, three adidas red stripes on shoulder; back of shirt white apart from yolk that has front pattern
Shorts – Black with white side detail
Socks – White with Black asymmetric diagonal lines and three red rings on white turnovers

Record Premier League Win 9-0  v   Ipswich Town    Home        04.03.1995

Record Premier League Defeat 1-6  v  Tottenham Hotspur    Home      04.10.2019
1-6  v  Manchester City         Home      23.10.2011
0-5  v  Chelsea                      Away       03.10.1999
0-5  v  Newcastle United       Away       20.10.1996

Record Football League Win 10-1  v  Wolverhampton Wanderers    Div. 2       15.10.1892

Record Football League Defeat 0-7  v Blackburn Rovers    Div.1        10.4.1926
0-7  v Aston Villa    Div.1        27.12.1930
0-7  v Wolverhampton Wanderers    Div.2        26.12.1930

Record Cup Win 10-0  RSC Anderlecht    EC  PreRL2      29.9.1956

Record Fee Paid £89.3 million to Juventus for Paul POGBA (8th August 2016)

Record Fee Received £80 million from Real Madrid (Spain) for Cristiano RONALDO (July 2009)

Record all-time Appearances 963    Ryan GIGGS (1991-2014)

Record Football League Appearances 672    Ryan GIGGS (1991-2014)

Record Premier League Appearances 632   Ryan GIGGS (1991-2014)

Record Premier League goal-scorer 183   Wayne ROONEY  (2004-2017)

Record goal-scorer in a Premier League season 31  Cristiano RONALDO (2008-2009)

Record goal-scorer in a season 46   Denis LAW  (1959-1960)

Record goal-scorer in a League season 32   Dennis VIOLLET  (1963-1964)

Record all-time League goal-scorer  199   Bobby CHARLTON  (1956-1973)

Record all-time goal-scorer  253   Wayne ROONEY  (2004-2017)

Most goals score in a match 6   Harold HALSE  v Swindon Town  25th September 1911
6   George BEST   v Northampton Town  7th February 1970  (FA Cup)

Record Home Attendance (all-time) 70,504 v Aston Villa    Div. 1        27.12.1920

Record Premier League Attendance 67,691  v  Southampton  3.11.2002

Record total of goals in a Premier League season 80 –  1993-1994,  42 games
80 –  1998-1999,  38 games

Record Total goals in a season 103   1956-1957 and 1958-1959  Division 1

Record Total goals in a Premier League season
97    1999-2000

Record Premier League points total 92  –  1993-1994,  42 games
91  –  1999-2000,  38 games

Most capped Player while at club Bobby CHARLTON  106  (England)

Youngest Player David GASKELL  –  16 years and 19 days  24th October 1956  v Manchester City (Charity Shield)

Oldest Player Billy MEREDITH  46 years and 281 days  7th May 1921  v Derby County (First Division)

 


Stadium details

Address :  Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 0RA

Telephone :   0161 868 8000
Ticket Office :  0161 868 8000  (Option 1)

 

Capacity :  74,140
Pitch size :   105m x 68m  (114.8 yards  x  74.4 yards)
Official website : www.manutd.com

Fanzines
United We Stand
Red Issue


Honours


FA Premier League Champions 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13

FA Premier League Runners-up 1994-95, 1997-98, 2009-10, 2011-12

Division One Champions 1907-08, 1910-11, 1951-52, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1964-65, 1966-67

Division One Runner-up 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1950-51, 1958-59, 1963-64, 1967-68, 1979-80, 1987-88, 1991-92

Division Two Champions 1935-36, 1974-75

Division Two Runners-up 1896-97, 1905-06, 1924-25, 1937-38

FA Cup Winners 1909, 1948, 1963, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2016

FA Cup Finalists 1957, 1958, 1976, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2007

League Cup Winners 1992, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2017

League Cup Finalists 1983, 1991, 1994, 2003

European Cup/Champions League Winners 1968, 1999, 2008

European Cup Finalists 2009

European Cup Winners Cup Winners 1991

Europa League Winners 2017

European Super Cup Winners  1991

Intercontinental Cup Winners 1999

World Club Champions 2008

FA Charity Shield Winners 1908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965 (shared), 1967 (shared), 1977 (shared), 1983, 1990 (shared), 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997

FA Community Shield Winners 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016 (shared)

 

Managers


A. H. ALBUT 1892 – 1900

James WEST 1900 – September 1903

Ernest MANGNALL 10 October 1903 – 9 September 1912

T. J. WALLWORTH 9 September 1912 – 20 October 1912

John BENTLEY 28 October 1912 – 28 December 1914

John ROBSON 28 December 1914 – 31 October 1921

John CHAPMAN 31 October 1921 – 8 October 1926

Clarence HILDITCH 8 October 1926 – 13 April 1927

Herbert BAMLETT 13 April 1927 – 9 November 1931

Walter CRICKMER 9 November 1931 – 13 July 1932

Scott DUNCAN 13 July 1932 – 7 November 1937

Walter CRICKMER 9 November 1938 – 15 February 1945

Matt BUSBY 1 October 1945 – February 1958

Jimmy MURPHY (Caretaker) February 1958 – June 1958

Matt BUSBY June 1958 – 4 June 1969

Wilf McGUINESS 4 June 1969 – 29 December 1970

Matt BUSBY 29 December 1970 – 8 June 1971

Frank O’FARRELL 8 June 1971 – 19 December 1972

Tommy DOCHERTY 22 December 1972 – 4 July 1977

Dave SEXTON 14 July 1977 – 30 April 1981

Ron ATKINSON 9 June 1981 – 6 November 1986

Alex FERGUSON 6 November 1986 – 19 May 2013

David MOYES 1 July 2013 – 22 April 2014

Ryan GIGGS (Caretaker) 22 April 2014 – 11 May 2014

Louis van GAAL 16 July 2014 – 23 May 2016

Jose MOURINHO 27 May 2016 – 18 December 2018

Ole Gunnar SOLSKJAER 18 December 2018 –

 

League Record

The Football League structure has been as follows …

1888-1892 1892-1920 1920-1921 1921-1958 1958-1992 1992-2004  2004 to date
First tier Football League Division One Division One Division One Division One Premiership Premier League
Second tier Division Two Division Two Division Two Division Two Division One Championship
Third tier Division Three Division Three
(North) and (South)
Division Three Division Two League One
Fourth tier Division Four Division Three League Two

Elected to Division One 1892

Division One 1892-1894

Division Two 1894-1906

Division One 1906-1922

Division Two 1922-1925

Division One 1925-1931

Division Two 1931-1936

Division One 1936-1937

Division Two 1937-1938

Division One 1938-1974

Division Two 1974-1975

Division One 1975-1992

Premier League 1992-