Manchester United Football Club is an English football club which plays at Old Trafford located in Greater Manchester. They currently play in the top division in football being the Premier League. The club was formed in 1878 as Newton Heath. They joined the Football League in 1892 and they have played in the top division of English football since 1938. The average attendance at the club has been higher than any other team in English football. The club is one of the most successful in the history of English football and has won over 20 major honours since Sir Alex Ferguson became manager. Since the 1990’s United have been one of the richest clubs in the world with the highest revenue of any football club.
The United club crest has been changed on a few occasions, but the main form remains similar. The badge has been designed around the crest of the city of Manchester. The red devil on the clubs badge is part of the design due to the club’s nickname The Red Devils, which was taken on in the early 1960’s.
United’s magnificent stadium ‘The Theatre of Dreams’ was bought in 1909 for around £60,000 with a total construction cost of £90,000. The capacity of this stadium in total is 76,212 fans all seated.
The sponsors who are currently with Manchester United are AIG who are the main sponsors of Man United, and as part of the sponsorship deal their logo is displayed on the front of the club’s shirts and is also on other merchandise. The AIG deal was announced by Manchester United in 2006 and is worth a British record £56.5 million.
Owner and Chairmen:
The owner of this amazing football club is Malcolm Glazer who is there to make sure the club runs smoothly and doesn’t go bankrupt. Also along with Malcolm Glazer are the co-chairmen being Joel and Avram Glazer. Together they run a successful business in keeping Manchester United in the top financial condition so the team is able to win important matches and please fans.