The Manchester United Football Club (better known as Manchester United , or simply as Man Utd. ) is a football club originally from Manchester , England, and considered one of the most popular in the world, because it has more than 330 million of followers worldwide, which is equivalent to almost 5% of the population. With a value of 269 million USD according to the magazine Forbes in late 2011, 10 is the richest club football (where surpasses the Spanish Real Madrid and German Bayern Munich ) and the second most valuable of any sport (after the American baseball team New York Yankees ).
Similarly, Manchester United has had the highest average attendance in English football over the past 50 years, with few exceptions it has been overtaken by Liverpool . Among its main achievements are winning the Premier League in 19 times, the Super Cup in England in 19, the FA Cup in 11, the League Cup in England in April, the European Cup / Champions in 3 and the Cup Winners Cup once. It is also the only English club in becoming club champion, by winning the Intercontinental Cup in 1999 and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2008 , defeating then- champions of America Palmeiras and Liga de Quito , respectively.
Although he joined the First Division in 1892 , the club was originally born under the name of Newton Heath LYR FC in 1878 , with the team of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot Railway Company, located in Newton Heath. After being close to bankruptcy in 1902, JH Davies took over the club and changed the name, calling Manchester United. Its headquarters, the stadium Old Trafford was bombed during the Second World War , by prompting the club to seek the charity of his neighbors, then famous, of Manchester City , who allowed them to play at Maine Road for a time in exchange for an annual fee. The United named Matt Busby as coach after the Second World War and its policy, then unheard of promoting most of the players of the club’s youth team had a great success, winning the league in 1956 and 1957 . This success was a stop on the road with the air disaster Munich in 1958 , in which eight players on the team were killed. Despite this tragedy, he knew all recovered and won the league in 1965 and 1967 as well as the European Cup in 1968 .
The club again had remarkable success until early 1990 , when Alex Ferguson led the team to obtain eight league championships in eleven years, most recently in the Champions League and Premier League season 2007 – 08 . In 1999 , Manchester United became the first English team to win the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup in the same season (which is known as the ” triplet “of the club).