History and achievements
In 1878 the workers of Lancashire and Yorkshire railway yards formed Newton Heath LYR football club. At that time, hardly anyone could suspect the impact to be made by their team both in England and Europe. In 1902 Newton Heath LYR was renamed to Manchester United and six years later, in 1908 the new team won the Football League Championship for the first time, followed by FA cup win in 1909 and another Championship title clinched in 1910/1911 season at brand new Old Trafford stadium.
Not until the arrival of manager Matt Busby in 1940-s did the club’s decline continue. In 1951/1952 season Manchester United wins the Championship title for the first time since 1911. In 1956 and 1957 the club got another two trophies. The ‘Busby babes’ seemed unstoppable but in 1958 eight players were killed in the airplane crash in Munich. It took the club 5 years to recover from such an incredible loss and the team started to collect the titles again, including that of the European Cup in 1968. Since then Manchester United found themselves relegated to Second Division, bounced back in one year, won a couple of titles, but it was the last decade of the XX century that gave them the true glory and fame.
Manchester United is the most glorious football club in England and it was Alex Ferguson who guided the club to unprecedented success. In 1993 the Mancunians won the first Championship title in 26 years. Just before that triumph one of the best Premier League players Eric Cantona joined the club and completed the core of the squad next to Ryan Giggs, Gary Pallister, Paul Ince and Denis Irwin. The dream team managed to claim Championship titles in 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, the Football League cup in 1992, the FA Cup in 1994, 1996, 1999.
In 1999 Manchester United becomes the European Cup champion after an epic final against Bayern Munich. Ever since Manchester United has been one of the greatest football clubs in the world, having won numerous national titles and the Champions League in the XXI century.
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Club top players
|№||Name and surname||Role||Ranking||Age||Weight||Height||Country|
|35 years||78 kg||183 cm||Spain|
|28 years||72 kg||178 cm||Armenia|
|31 years||78 kg||178 cm||England|
|4||David De Gea||goalkeeper||
|26 years||82 kg||192 cm||Spain|
|35 years||95 kg||192 cm||Sweden|
|32 years||79 kg||183 cm||Germany|
|25 years||70 kg||180 cm||England|
|29 years||63 kg||170 cm||Spain|
|22 years||70 kg||179 cm||Belgium|
|21 years||82 kg||180 cm||England|
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