Manchester United Football Club are based within the Greater Manchester area and are housed at Old Trafford. The club was initially founded in 1878 as Newton Heath Football Club, but later became Manchester United Football Club in 1902. Today the club is affectionately known as MUFC.
To date they are the most successful professional football team in England, as they have won more FA Cups than any other team in the country. They have won the FA Cup final a record eleven times as well as winning twenty FA Community Shields. Also under their belt are an impressive three European Cups and a FIFA World Cup.
What the club is most famous for though is the fact that they were the first British football club to top the FA Cup, Premier League and FIFA Champions League, all in the same year. This treble was achieved in the 1998- 99 football season.
Today the team is managed by the energetic and world renowned Louis van Gaal, and the team are just as successful as ever, both internationally as well as on home turf.
At present, for the 2014 -15 season, Manchester United are 4th in the Premier League and this is creating a huge demand among the team’s fans to buy Manchester United tickets, particularly for home games in the Premier League.
It is well documented that Manchester United footbal players are some of the most highly paid and sought after in the Premiership. For example David de Gaa, who is Manchester United’s goal keeper, has recently signed a 4 year deal that have taken his earnings to £200,000 per week. Another celebrity football name includes that of Wayne Rooney, who is the team Captain, and who earns a reported £260,000 a week. Victor Valdez and Marcos Rojo are also well known players and are often discussed in the daily tabloid newspapers.
There are many new signings this season, that include Sergio Romero, Chris Smalling and Anthony Martial.
MUFC stadium at Old Trafford is one of the largest all seater stadiums in the world, as it has a staggering 75,954 seat capacity. In 2006 the team set a new Premiership record when they had 69,000 football fans in attendance to watch Manchester United play against Blackpool Rovers. Man United won, 4-1.
Today the stadium is a state of the art football ground with all of the latest technology that you would expect from a well established and internationally renowned football team.
The real beauty of English football and this wonderful football team, can only really be truly enjoyed while watching a live game, sat in Old Trafford. Because of the huge following of fans it is sometimes difficult to buy Manchester United Tickets.