Club Contact Details: Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA Telephone: 0161 868 8000
Club Nicknames: The club's nickname is "The Red Devils" - which was originally the nickname of the local rugby club in Salford - – or simply ‘United.’ As Newton Heath they were sometimes also known as ‘The Railway Men’ or ‘The Railwaymen.’
Origins: The club was founded as Newton Heath LYR (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway) by the company’s Carriage and Wagon department at Newton Heath in 1878. The club was a founder member of the regional football league: The Combination. They then joined the Football Alliance which was merged with the Football League where the club – now independent of the railway company and dropping the LYR from its name – played its first game in the First Division in 1892. The club’s name was further changed to Manchester United in 1902
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A look at different football matches and league fixtures featuring Manchester United Football Club throughout the history of soccer, highlighting key players, managers and football facts.
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