Welcome to the Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford – the home of Manchester United
Under the management of Sir Matt Busby, Manchester United took the nickname, the ‘Red Devils’, from Salford Rugby Club, who toured France under the same name whilst also wearing red shirts.
The last time Manchester United played outside the top flight of English league football was in 1975/76 under manager Tommy Docherty. He was sacked the following season.
Manchester United made history in 1999 by becoming only the second British team to achieve the feat of winning the treble (after Celtic in 1967). They are also the only English club to ever do so.
Wayne Rooney is the highest scoring Englishman in Champions League history, with 29, while former United midfielder Paul Scholes is the second highest with 24.
In one of the club’s biggest upsets, United goalkeeper Gary Bailey saved three penalties against Ipswich Town at Portman Road in 1980, but United still lost the game 6-0.
In 1956, Manchester United’s Busby Babes won the league title with an average player age of just 22 years.
Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane and Peter Schmeichel are the only players in the history of English football to have won three doubles, with Manchester United in 1994, 1996 and 1999.