Manchester United F.C.

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Manchester United F.C. is an English soccer team playing in the English Premier League. Manchester United play in red shirts, white shorts and black socks. They were the first English club to win the European Cup, in 1968, winning again in 1999 and 2008. The club joined the Football League in 1892 under the name Newton Heath LYR Football Club, due to being formed by workers at the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway's Newton Heath Traction Maintenance Depot. Their official nickname is the "Red Devils" and the club badge features a small red devil holding a trident, which has led to calls for Christians to boycott them.[1] They are known to their fans either as Man U, Man United or just United. In 2005 the club was taken over by the American billionaire, Malcolm Glazer. After two seasons with little success by their standards they won the Premier League again in 2007 and 2008. The club is noted for the exceptionally cosmopolitan nature of its support, regularly drawing large numbers of fans from all over the world. As a result, it is one of the most supported teams in English football. However, United have been considered, along with Chelsea, the "Yankees" of the Premiership, meaning that you either love or hate them. The club maintains bitter rivalries with Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal. The team was managed by Sir Alex Ferguson from 1986 to 2013, from 2013 David Moyes managed the team for 10 months, but then was replaced by the Dutch Louis van Gaal. Since Alex Ferguson's retirement, the team have had been less successful, and in 2014, had their worst seasons since 1986-1987. The team is currently managed by José Mourinho.

Roster

Goalkeepers

  • 1 David De Gea
  • 13 Anders Lindegaard
  • 40 Ben Amos
  • 50 Sam Johnstone

Defenders

  • 2 Rafael da Silva
  • 3 Patrice Evra
  • 4 Phil Jones
  • 5 Rio Ferdinand
  • 6 Jonny Evans
  • 12 Chris Smalling
  • 15 Nemanja Vidic
  • 28 Alexander Büttner
  • 38 Michael Keane
  • 0 Fabio

Midfielders

  • 7 Antonio Valencia
  • 8 Anderson
  • 11 Ryan Giggs
  • 16 Michael Carrick
  • 17 Nani
  • 18 Ashley Young
  • 22 Paul Scholes
  • 23 Tom Cleverley
  • 24 Darren Fletcher
  • 25 Nick Powell
  • 26 Shinji Kagawa

Strikers

  • 10 Wayne Rooney
  • 14 Javier Hernandez
  • 19 Danny Welbeck
  • 20 Robin van Persie
  • 21 Angelo Henriquez
  • 27 Federico Macheda
  • 33 Bebe

Correct as of June 2013.[2]

References

  1. Devil a Logo Area for Reds Join Must
  2. First Team - Manchester United