The name “Manchester United” nettings back memories of possibly amongst the most triumphant specialized football teams present. Also recognized “Red Devils” this team has its base in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, UK. Below are a number of key facts regarding this soccer club that you perhaps were not aware of.
Manager: Louis van Gaal
Arena/Stadium: Old Trafford
CEO: Ed Woodward
Rival: Arsenal F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Leeds United F.C., Chelsea F.C., Liverpool F.C., Manchester City F.C.
Leagues: Premier League, FA Cup, Football League Cup
Director: Bobby Charlton, Michael Edelson, Alex Ferguson
The name wasn’t first preference for the name of this football club.
At the time it had been founded in the year of 1878, the club had been named Newton Heath LYR Soccer Club based on the Carriage & Wagon branch of Yorkshire & of the Lancashire Railway warehouse at Newton Heath. It was altered to Manchester United soccer Club on the 24th of April of 1902 as a result of alteration in ownership.
“Red Devils” is the primary English side to participate in “European Cup.”
In spite of the fact that the soccer League objecting to the taking part of UK soccer sides in European Cup, Red Devils participated in the European Cup that was held in the year of 1957 as the initial UK soccer side to do so. Ahead of tasting defeat that hands of Real Madrid en route for semi-finals, this club overcame Belgium’s Anderlecht FC. This continues being the greatest win even now.
In the Munich air tragedy in 1958 8 players died.
The airplane crash that ensued on the 6th of January of 1958 took the lives of 8 players of “Red Devils.” The players who died were Mark Jones, Duncan Edwards, Eddie Colman, Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, David Pegg, Billy Whelan, and Tommy Taylor. Following their win over Red Star Belgrade FC, an airplane carrying the players of “Red Devils”, its officials, as well as journalists met with a crash in Munich, Germany. Overall 23 commuters lost their lives in that mishap and a number of others sustained injuries.
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