Manchester United F.C is an English professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. Founded as Newton Heath LYR F.C. in 1878, Man. Utd turned professional in 1885 before joining the Football League in 1892. After a brush with bankruptcy in 1901, the club reformed as Manchester United in 1902. All in all, here are nine crazy facts you need to know about Manchester United.
10. They hold a record of English Premier League’s biggest win in one match (9-0)
The record for the biggest win is Manchester United’s 9–0 victory against Ipswich Town at Old Trafford on 4th March 1995. Another team to have scored nine goals in a Premier League game is Tottenham Hotspurs. It was in their 9–1 victory over Wigan Athletic at White Hart Lane on 22 November 2009.
9. Manchester United’s record defeat was 0 – 7 against three different clubs
Manchester United’s biggest defeat was 0 – 7 against three different English clubs. On 10th April 1926, Blackburn Rover saw them net 7 times during a first division match. Aston Villa did the same on 27th December 1930. The following year, 26th December 1931, Wolverhampton Wanderers did it too.
8. Man. Utd was the first English club to achieve a treble of big trophies
In 1998–99, the club became the first in the history of English football to achieve the treble of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
7. One of the ONLY five clubs to win all three main UEFA club competitions
In 2016–17, Mourinho helped Manchester United win their first and only UEFA Europa League. They became one of five clubs to have won all three main UEFA club competitions.
6. The first English football club to win the European Cup
In 1968, under the management of Matt Busby, Manchester United became the first English football club to win the European Cup.
5. Sir Alex Ferguson was the Man. Utd manager for 1,500 matches, more than any other manager
Alex Ferguson is the club’s longest-serving manager. In 1500 matches as manager, he won 38 trophies. They include 13 Premier League titles, 5 FA Cups and 2 UEFA Champions Leagues, between 1986 and 2013.
4. The Red Devils hold a record of the highest number of English top-flight titles with 20
The club holds the record for most top-division titles (20) – including a record 13 Premier League titles and FA Community Shields (21).
3. The ONLY British club to have won the Club World Cup
Manchester United became the only British club to have won the Club World Cup in 2008.
2. Manchester United’ first loss at Old Trafford came against Liverpool
Manchester United moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910. Their first loss at home was 3–4 against Liverpool, on 19 February 1910. Manchester United has its strongest rivalries with Liverpool, Manchester City, and Leeds United.
1. Longest losing streak in the League was 14 matches
From 26 April 1930 to 25 October 1930, Manchester United played 14 league games. They lost all of them, and this is still their longest losing streak ever.