Why Do So Many Fans Across The World Fall In Love With The Manchester United?

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Manchester United is one of the most reputed clubs in the Premier League and based in Old Trafford, England. It’s not necessary whether you’re a football fan or don’t know the first thing about it, Manchester United is one club you surely must have heard of. The club boast of royal fans following across the world and royalty matched by none. The Club has produced great players with superb skills who enthralled the football fans whether played for the club or while representing their country. Red Devil reign over its opponents and the ever-growing fanbase makes it one of the most followed clubs in the world.

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The club was formed in the year 1878 and was known as Newton Heath L&YR Football Club. The team was represented by Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company in which there the team’s player worked. The club was purchased by Glazers for £790million almost 14 years ago .

The one accident which brings tears down the eyes of every fan is the Munich Air disaster in which 7 members of the Manchester United team known as the Busby Babes were among 21 people killed when their plane crashed on take-off. The players who lost the life on this tragic tragedy was Eddie Colman, 21, Liam Whelan, 22, David Pegg, 22, Mark Jones, 24, Geoff Bent, 25, Tommy Taylor, 26, and team captain Roger Byrne, 28. Pegg, Taylor, and Byrne were England internationals, while Whelan had represented Ireland. 

 

To pay homage to the players, the club stopped the clock at Old Trafford Stadium remains permanently frozen at 3:04 p.m. on Feb. 6, 1958. The solitary word beneath it is Munich. Those fortunate to escape with their lives, started from the scratch to rebuild the squad and bring back the glory days and under the manager Matt Busby to former record scorer Bobby Charlton, while the likes of Albert Scanlon and Dennis Viollet also continued their careers at the top. He doing so went on to become some of the most legendary personalities in the history of Old Trafford.

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Under Sir Alex Ferguson during the 90s and 00s changed the course of the event by achieving the impossible and becoming the biggest name in world football. In the 1998–99 season, Manchester United entered the history books by becoming the first-ever English team to win the Treble. The Boss has won armfuls of silverware in his 1500 matches in charge of the club. During the successful career with the club has gone on to win 22 major domestic titles, two European Cups and the Cup Winners’ Cup of 1991 during his reign. He has been honored with a statue at Old Trafford for his achievements with the club and a road near the stadium renamed to Sir Alex Ferguson Way. Also, the club valued his important that he has played for the club by honoring in 2011 when the Old Trafford’s North Stand was rechristened as Sir Alex Ferguson Stand on the 25th anniversary of his appointment.

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Manchester United has over the years has produced world-class players such as of Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, George Best, Mark Hughes, Roy Keane, Eric Cantona, Peter Schmeichel, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Edwin Van Der Sar , Nemanja Vidić,Rio Ferdinand, Antony Martial, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford to name a few.

 Manchester United has been home to some of the top players of the game has ever seen and the club’s legacy of producing top players is one of the major reasons for its popularity and makes it one of the most iconic clubs in the world.

 
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the current Manchester United manager following a spell as the caretaker manager taking over from José Mourinho. At the end of the last season the manager was quoted saying that I’m under no illusions that this is not going to be plain sailing,” Solskjaer said. ‘It’s going to be hard, as I said before it’s survival of the fittest and also the survival of the best and that’s how ruthless we have to be.”

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the current Manchester United manager following a spell as the caretaker manager taking over from José Mourinho. At the end of the last season the manager was quoted saying that I’m under no illusions that this is not going to be plain sailing,” Solskjaer said. ‘It’s going to be hard, as I said before it’s survival of the fittest and also the survival of the best and that’s how ruthless we have to be.”

 “We need players who are going to be able to take us forward and that means the culture in the dressing room.

“We are under no illusions that it’s going to be hard work and there’s going to be some tough decisions made by me, Mike (Phelan) and the club.”

 This season (2019 – 2020) started on a good note with an emphatic 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea. But post that everything went downfall from the managers when Man United had been held to a 1-1 draw at Wolves and were defeated to Crystal Palace at home last Saturday. The major concern is penalties not been converting into goals by the top players such as Paul Pogba at Wolves and Marcus Rashford at home to Palace.

 Wish best of luck to Manchester United in the absence of Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Southampton.

Published by Vikram Roy Mehta

I am a friendly person, love to play football and hanging out with friends. My favourite places are at Mochas, Hochas or at MSVV playground. My mott - Never Say Never

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