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Manchester United is one of the most prestigious football clubs and has always maintained a distinguished tradition, a record of consistent success, and a great history. They are together with Liverpool, England’s most successful football clubs ever. “The Red Devils” have more national titles than Liverpool, but the rival has collected more titles in international tournaments.
Manchester was one of the cities that grew fastest under the Industrial Revolution and much so due to a torrent of workers arriving from different parts of the British islands. From a relatively small town in the beginning of the 19th century, Manchester had passed one millions inhabits by 1900 and had become one of the biggest cities in Europe. It was, in other words great conditions for football clubs to emerge, the sport was after all, in its early history to a big degree dominated by workers. The club that later would become Manchester United FC was initially founded in the year 1878, named as Newton Health L&YR Football Club. L&YR as in Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, which were the company there the team’s player worked.
The team played in the Football League for the very first time in the year 1892. But, it was relegated after two years. Next, a new group of local businessmen then took over the roles and responsibilities of the club and named it as Manchester United in the year 1902. The newly named club won the title of English League in the year 1908 under the guidance of Ernest Mangnall. The first FA Cup trophy was obtained the following year. The team then shifted to the current stadium, Old Trafford in 1910.
After the Second World War, the club had witnessed an extended spell with the appointment of Matt Busby in the year, 1945. This visionary leader completely reshaped the club and placed a new faith in youngsters, and this strategy eventually proved to be astonishingly successful.
The United team would win the leauge in 1955–56 and 1956–57. The average age were 21 at the first occasion, which made it the youngest side ever to win the Football League and earned them the nickname the “Busby Babes”.