Manchester United F.C

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MANCHESTER UNITED F.C. Manchester United | | Full name | Manchester United Football Club | Nickname(s) | The Red Devils[1] | Founded | 1878, as Newton Heath LYR F.C. | Ground | Old Trafford
(Capacity: 75,811[2]) | Owner | Glazer family | Co-chairmen | Joel and Avram Glazer | Manager | Sir Alex Ferguson | League | Premier League | 2010–11 | Premier League, 1st | Website | Club home page | | Home colours | Away colours | Third colours | | Current season |

Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club, based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, that plays in thePremier League. Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in
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Relegated again in 1931, Manchester United became a yo-yo club, achieving its all-time lowest position of 20th place in the Second Division in 1934. Following the death of the club 's principal benefactor, J. H. Davies, in October 1927, the club 's finances deteriorated to the extent that Manchester United would likely have gone bankrupt had it not been for James W. Gibson, who, in December 1931, invested £2,000 and assumed control of the club.[19] In the 1938–39 season, the last year of football before the Second World War, the club finished 14th in the First Division.[19]
Busby years (1945–1969)
Main article: History of Manchester United F.C. (1945–1969)

The Busby Babes in Denmark in 1955
In October 1945, the impending resumption of football led to the managerial appointment of Matt Busby, who demanded an unprecedented level of control over team selection, player transfers and training sessions.[20] Busby led the team to second-place league finishes in 1947, 1948 and 1949, and to FA Cup victory in 1948. In 1952, the club won the First Division, its first league title for 41 years.[21] With an average age of 22, the media labelled the back-to-back title winning side of 1956 "the Busby

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