Manchester United is one of the most prominent clubs in the history of English football. It is also one of the biggest clubs in the country. The team has acquired several accolades over the years. They are the most decorated club in the entire country when it comes to national achievements. They together with Liverpool are some of the most awarded clubs in this century.
The club was formed in the year 1878 in Manchester, England. Back then the team was not known as Manchester United but was renamed in 1902. The team was not as superb at playing in the English league from the start, in fact 2 years after being formed they were relegated. Their growth was mostly seen after they were taken under the management of Matt Busby in 1945. Busby was a visionary leader who pushed the team both by practicing and proper strategy playing that saw them win the league twice. The first was in 1955-1956 and followed by their win in 1956-1957.
Manchester United became the first English club to win the league. They we’re decorated and nicknamed the red devil’s for their tactical prowess on the field. Their home ground was originally North Road. This is where they would play their home games. The soon moved to Bank Street in 1893 but did not stay long there. Their final move to Old Trafford has been quite a permanent one since they reside there to date. The club moved to their new home in the year 1910.
After the reign of Matt Busby and him surviving a team plane crash that saw 8 players pass on, he was replaced by Tommy Docherty. The team went in to produce massive success under his leadership. Tommy was however sacked and replaced by the ever cautious Dave Sexton. Later on the club fired him and hired Ron Atkinson. The Atkinson era was not too shabby but could not compare to the clubs most prominent manger to date, Alex Ferguson!
It is said that the Manchester United player is by far one if the greatest coaches in the history of English football. Under his leadership, Manchester United became the first English club to win a Treble. This means that they won the FA Cup title, the UEFA champions’ league and the Premier League. This is what made Manchester United a force to reckon with. In the field. Alex Ferguson saw the team win at least 25 titles in his reign of twenty years managing the team. 11 of those were league titles. So good was their playing that between 1999 and 2001 they successfully won all three league titles in the year.
In the year 2003 Alex Ferguson permanently departed from his post as Manchester United’s manger. The Ferguson era was now over. He became one of the top board members of the club but no longer actively worked on the field. No manger after that has been able to duplicate the success output that was Alex Ferguson. David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and Ryan Giggs are some of the coaches who took on the role without much success. In the year 2016/2017 Jose Mourinho was appointed manager in an effort to better the team. He is still on a 3 year contract with the club.