About the Champions
Manchester United Football Club was founded in 1878 and known as Newton Heath LYR Football Club until 1902. The club has been through a vast range of historic moments including surviving two World Wars and winning, The Treble.
On the 6th February 1968, the club saw its biggest and most tragic moment when the team attempted to travel back from Belgrade, Yugoslavia after playing Red Star Belgrade in the European cup. The Munich Air Disaster claimed the lives of eight players who were part of the legendary Busby Babes.
After rebuilding the club, Manchester United has gone onto win a record 19 league titles, a record 11 FA Cups, four League Cups and a record 19 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 won a Treble of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, an unprecedented feat for an English club.
Manchester United recently celebrated the 25 year reign of their manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, the longest serving of any manager at Manchester United.
Manchester United is one of the wealthiest and most widely supported football teams in the world. As of April 2012, the club is number one in Forbes magazine's annual ranking of the world's 50 most valuable sports teams, valued at £1.4 billion.
Manchester United has always and continues to strive to be the best football club both on and off the pitch.