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Manchester United Football Club was founded in 1878 under the name Newton Heath LYR F.C. In 1902, the club’s name was changed to Manchester United, and the rest is history.
No team has more English league titles than United, who surpassed Liverpool after securing their 19th. But titles cannot be won without great players, and United have had their fair share of talented footballers.
George Best stands out as one of the greatest, and Best’s amazing career with United earned him global recognition. His 179 goals rank fourth on the Red Devils’ all-time list of goals scored.
Had Best not suffered from alcoholism, he could have been even better. Best passed away at 59 years old on 25 November 2005 after health complications caused by alcoholism.
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About Old Trafford
Old Trafford is the largest stadium in the Premier League and one of the most iconic stadiums in the world. Today, Old Trafford can accommodate 75,000 spectators, a number that only Wembley can beat.
The stadium was built back in 1909, where Manchester United lost their first home game to their longtime rivals from Liverpool. During World War II, Old Trafford was hit so hard by German bombs that Manchester United had to play elsewhere for the next 10 years. They played at Maine Road, which at the time belonged to Manchester United’s other rivals, namely Manchester City. Manchester United returned to Old Trafford, where they have been ever since.
Around the stadium, there are plenty of memorials to the club’s famous past, with statues of Sir Matt Busby, Sir Alex Ferguson, and The Holy Trinity (George Best, Denis Law & Sir Bobby Charlton).
Getting to Old Trafford
Located in the Trafford district, the easiest way to get to Old Trafford is by train from Piccadilly Station. Old Trafford is approximately 3 kilometers from central Manchester and you can expect a 15-minute ride from Piccadilly Station followed by a short 5-minute walk from the stadium.
It takes about the same time to get to Old Trafford by taxi from Piccadilly Station, where the price is usually around £10. From Manchester Airport, it takes 20-30 minutes with an approximate price of £35.
Manchester United Treble winning team in 1999
Manchester United’s achievement of winning “The Treble” in 1999 is widely regarded as one of the greatest sporting achievements in football history. Winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League in a single season had never been accomplished by an English team before and had only been achieved by three other teams outside of England.
Manchester United only lost three games in the Premier League during their treble-winning season. They lost to Arsenal, Sheffield Wednesday, and Middlesbrough. However, after their last defeat against Middlesbrough in December, they went the rest of the season without losing a single game. There were many memorable Manchester United games during that period, such as their 8-1 win over Nottingham Forest, where Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored four goals in just 12 minutes.
The Premier League season went down to the wire with Arsenal trailing Manchester United by just one point. Manchester United played against Arsenal’s arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the season. Many fans expected Tottenham not to try and win the game to deny Arsenal the title. However, Tottenham came out strong and scored the first goal in the first few minutes of the game. David Beckham came to the rescue and scored the equalizer just before half-time, and Andy Cole scored the winning goal at the 48th minute. Manchester United won the Premier League, and they had won the first of three trophies.
Manchester United had a relatively difficult journey to the FA Cup final. They faced giants Liverpool in the fourth round, and the Liverpool – Manchester United game was one with lots of late drama. Michael Owen gave Liverpool the lead in the third minute, and it took Manchester United until the 88th minute to equalize. The equalizer was scored by Dwight York. Deep into extra time, Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored the decisive goal that saw Manchester United go through to the next round. They won the next round 1-0 against Fulham and defeated Chelsea 2-0 in the round after that.
In the semi-final, United faced their league rivals Arsenal. The first semi-final game ended 0-0 after 120 minutes. Roy Keane controversially had his goal disallowed as it looked like he was offside. But after several replays, it was clear that he was onside.
In the second FA Cup semi-final, David Beckham scored early in the game. Still, Arsenal came back when Dennis Bergkamp scored in the 70th minute. Three minutes later, Roy Keane received a red card, which meant that United had to play with 10 men for the rest of the game. In extra time, Phil Neville committed a penalty, but fortunately for Manchester United, Peter Schmeichel saved Bergkamp’s penalty, which took the game to extra time. At the 110th minute, Ryan Giggs scored what is considered one of the best FA Cup solo goals ever. Ryan Giggs ran a full 65 meters and passed five Arsenal players to score the decisive goal. Manchester United was in the FA Cup final.
In the final, Manchester United faced Newcastle United at the old Wembley Stadium. The Manchester United game ended 2-0 with goals from Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes.
Manchester United was in a group with Brøndby, FC Barcelona, and Bayern Munich. With two big wins against Brøndby and four draws against Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Manchester United finished second in their group. They then faced Inter Milan in the quarter-finals. In the first leg, United beat Inter Milan 2-0 at Old Trafford. The second leg ended 1-1, which saw Manchester United go through to the semifinals.
In the semi-finals, Manchester United faced Italian giants Juventus. The first leg at Old Trafford ended 1-1, which meant that United needed to win or draw 2-2 or better in the return leg. However, things quickly went wrong for United as Juventus scored two early goals. Fortunately, Keane and Yorke scored two goals before halftime, and Andy Cole scored the decisive goal in the 84th minute, securing Manchester United’s place in the Champions League final.
On May 26, 1999, Manchester United faced Bundesliga club Bayern Munich at Camp Nou. However, things didn’t look good for United as two of their key players, Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, were suspended and unable to play. Bayern Munich scored the first goal just six minutes into the game and continued to create chances throughout the match, hitting the post several times and forcing Peter Schmeichel to make some incredible saves.
Eventually, Alex Ferguson decided to make substitutions, bringing Teddy Sheringham on for Blomqvist in the 67th minute and Ole Gunnar Solskjær on for Andy Cole in the 81st minute. These two substitutions proved to be important as the game drew to a close. In the 91st minute, United won a corner kick and Peter Schmeichel came up to join the attack. David Beckham took the corner, but Bayern Munich won the ball and tried to clear it away from the goal. However, Manchester United regained possession, and Giggs took a shot towards the goal. Teddy Sheringham redirected the ball into the net, finally scoring the goal that United had been looking for and sending the game into extra time. Two minutes after the first goal, United won another corner kick, and Beckham took it again. He found Teddy Sheringham’s head, and Sheringham sent it on to Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who was completely open at the back post. Solskjær kicked the ball into the net, giving Manchester United a shocking 2-1 victory in the dying minutes and completing “The Treble.”
The 1999 Champions League final is considered one of the most epic finals in Champions League history, and Manchester United’s 1999 team is regarded as the best English team ever.
Sir Alex Ferguson
Alex Ferguson is considered Manchester United’s best manager ever. Alex Ferguson led all Manchester United matches for 27 years, during which he won 13 Premier League titles and 2 Champions League titles. Alex Ferguson is England’s most successful coach and therefore is respected by so many.
Alex Ferguson’s regime at Manchester United began on November 6, 1986. When Ferguson took over, Manchester United was in 21st place. Ferguson’s first Manchester United game was against Oxford United, which United lost 2-0. A bad start for Ferguson only got worse when United drew against newly promoted Norwich 0-0. Ferguson finally won his first Manchester United game against QPR 1-0. After their win over QPR, the results slowly began to improve, with victories over Liverpool and Leeds, Manchester United fans could finally look forward to a good end to a bad season. After a bad start to the season, Manchester United finished 11th.
In the 1987-88 season, Ferguson made many new signings. Some of the star players were Steve Bruce, Viv Anderson, and McClair. The new players had a positive impact on Manchester United’s new season. Manchester United lost only 5 league games, but with 12 draws, they came in second place. Alex Ferguson could see that there was room for improvement on his new team.
The 1989-90 season is probably Ferguson’s worst season. In 1989-90, there were many humiliating defeats, including a 5-1 loss in the Manchester derby. After a run of 6 losses and 2 draws in 8 games, many Manchester United fans wanted Alex Ferguson fired as they could not see any progress on their team in the last 3 years. Manchester United’s board, however, chose to stick with Alex Ferguson, which made many fans angry. Manchester United finished the season in 13th place with only 5 points above the relegation zone.
1st Premier League title
After a slow start to the 1992-93 season, Manchester United sat in 10th place in November. Many Manchester United fans expected the worst. But after the purchase of Frenchman Eric Cantona, things began to look up for Manchester United again. Eric Cantona created an excellent partnership with Mark Hughes. Both players scored and assisted goals, and on April 10, Manchester United was in 2nd place and could win the league with a win. The next Manchester United game was against Sheffield Wednesday. The game did not go as planned. Sheffield Wednesday got a penalty and scored in the 66th minute. It looked dark for Manchester United, and it looked like Manchester United couldn’t win the league yet. But finally, in the 87th minute, Steve Bruce scored for United. Manchester United had regained hope. They only needed 1 more goal to win the league. In the dying minutes, Steve Bruce had to come up again and score Manchester United’s goal, which gave them the victory and also the league title. This was Manchester United’s first Premier League title in 26 years.
This was the beginning of Manchester United’s dominance in the next 20 years. Manchester United began to win more and more matches, and more and more fans began to buy football trips to Manchester United.
The 1993-94 season after proved to be better than the previous season. Manchester United led the season from start to finish. They won the league by 8 points over Blackburn. But it was not the end of their season. Manchester also had to play the FA Cup final against Chelsea. Manchester United won the game impressively 4-0. Manchester United had won their first double.
Manchester United benefited greatly from Alex Ferguson’s success. As mentioned earlier, Alex Ferguson is the coach who has won the most Premier League titles (13) and 2 Champions League titles. In addition to Alex Ferguson’s success at the club level, he is also popular for finding hidden stars. Stars like Peter Schmeichel, Roy Keane, Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, and perhaps the best player ever, Cristiano Ronaldo. Alex Ferguson was a coach who could get even the worst players in the world to play world-class football, and therefore he is considered the best coach in Premier League and world history.