Manchester United Football Club History

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Manchester United Football Club History Manchester United Football Club is one of the most successful clubs in Britain along with the likes of Liverpool, Rangers and Arsenal but in this paper I will take a look why United are simply just the best there is. The Birth Of A Legend It all started way back in the 1870’s when a group of railway workers decided to form a football club to play in on the weekends. They called the team The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Football Club but in 1878 renamed themselves Newton Heath. In the early 1890’s the Football League accepted their application to join the league and were placed in the First Division, as there was two divisions. They started indifferently as they lost their first game to Blackburn Rovers, the powerhouse of the 1890’s, 4-3 but a week later they beat Wolverhampton 10-1 to notch up their first ever victory. This victory is still a club record. In 1894 the club moved to Bank Street in Clayton because they were facing major financial problems but John H. Davies, a brewery director, was persuaded to put some money into the club therefore becoming the chairman and a director at the club. He decided changes were needed so he board renamed the club Manchester United and changed the strips from green and gold halved shirts and dark green shorts to red shirts and white shorts. The club appointed their first ever manager in Ernest Mangall in 1903 and three years later United had pulled themselves out of the Second Division back into the First Division, but real success didn’t come till 1907/08 when they won the First Division title for the very first time. A year later in 1908/09 the club then won it’s first F.A. ... ... middle of paper ... ...well without him as their recent results in the Champions League have shown. It will be a long wait for Roy on the side lines. Jordi Cruyff Position : Winger Nationality : Dutch Date of Birth : 9/2/74 Weight : 11st Height : 6’ Date Signed : 20/7/96 From : Barcelona Transfer Fee : 1,400,000 League Apps : 18+6 Jordi made his debut for United against Wimbledon in Aug 96 and since then has scored 3 goals. He has made 9 appearances for Holland and scored 1 goal. Being the son of the brilliant Johan Cruyff alot is expected of him but the way things stand at United he has yet to secure any regular appearances to the first team. Ole Gunnar Solskjæ Position : Striker Nationality : Norwegian Date of Birth : 26/2/73 Weight : 11st 10lbs Height : 5’10” Date Signed : 5/7/96 From : Molde, Norway Transfer Fee : £1,500,000 League Apps : The babyfaced genius.

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