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Manchester United
Manchester United FC crest.svg
Full name Manchester United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Red Devils
Short name MUFC
Founded 1878
Ground Old Trafford
Capacity 75,653
Owner Manchester United plc
Chairman Joel Glazer
Avram Glazer
Manager James Harrison
League Premier League
2014–15 Premier League, 4th

Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. They compete in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.

Manchester United have won 20 league titles, the most of any English club, 11 FA Cups, four League Cups and a record 20 FA Community Shields. The club has also won three European Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. In 1998–99, the club became the first in the history of British football to achieve the treble of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League. Manchester United have won more points than any other club in English top flight football since World War II.

The 1958 Munich air disaster claimed the lives of eight players. In 1968, under the management of Matt Busby, Manchester United became the first English football club to win the European Cup. Alex Ferguson won 38 trophies between 1986 and 2013, including 13 Premier League crowns, 5 FA Cups and two UEFA Champions League titles before announcing his retirement. Louis van Gaal is the club's current manager after Ferguson's successor David Moyes was sacked after only 10 months in charge.

Manchester United was the second highest-earning football club in the world for 2013–14, with an annual revenue of €518 million, and the world's third most valuable football club in 2015, valued at $1.98 billion. As of June 2015, it is the world's most valuable football brand, estimated to be worth $1.2 billion. It is one of the most widely supported football teams in the world. After being floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1991, the club was purchased by Malcolm Glazer in May 2005 in a deal valuing the club at almost £800 million, after which the company was taken private again. In August 2012, Manchester United made an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. The club holds many long-standing rivalries, most notably with Liverpool and with Manchester City.

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK David de Gea
2 23px-Flag of Uruguay.svg DF Guillermo Varela
3 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg DF Abner
5 23px-Flag of Argentina.svg DF Marcos Rojo
6 France DF Raphael Varane
7 Netherlands MF Memphis Depay
8 Spain MF Juan Mata
9 France FW Anthony Martial
10 England FW Wayne Rooney
12 Belgium MF Adnan Januzaj
13 Flag of Mexico.svg MF Carlos Fierro
15 Spain MF Francisco Miguel
16 23px-Flag of Argentina.svg FW Sergio Aguero
17 Norway MF Martin Odegaard
18 France MF Jean-Kevin Augustin
19 France FW Thierry Ambrose
20 23px-Flag of Argentina.svg GK Sergio Romero
21 Bosnia-Herzegovina MF Miralem Pjanic
22 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg MF Andreas Pereira
23 England DF Luke Shaw
No. Position Player
24 Switzerland FW Breel Embolo
26 23px-Flag of the United States.svg MF Julian Green
27 France MF Hervin Ongenda
28 France MF Morgan Schneiderlin
29 England MF Ben Pearson
30 England MF Joe Rothwell
31 Germany MF Bastian Schweinsteiger
32 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg DF Feng Xiaoting
33 England MF Liam Grimshaw
34 23px-Flag of Argentina.svg FW Ángel Correa
35 England DF Michael Chambers
36 Italy DF Matteo Darmian
37 Croatia MF Zeljko Petrovic
38 Flag of South Korea.svg MF Joo Ho Kim
39 Serbia GK Vanja Milinkovic
40 Croatia DF Branislav Bogdanovic
41 England DF Troy Oji
44 England FW James Wilson
48 England FW Ashley Fletcher

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