Manchester United Football Club is an English football club, located at the Old Trafford stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, and probably the most admired football club in the world, with over 50 million supporters across the world. Manchester United Football Club is a world-famous English football club, with a capacity of over 76,000 and the highest average gate in the league. Manchester United Football Club is perhaps the single thing for which the city of Manchester is most famed. The tradition of Manchester United football club is magnificnet and most fans have a real affinity to the club. Manchester has a tradition of excellence in sport. Manchester United Football Club is less than 2 from the University, first class cricket can be seen at Old Trafford, and Salford has one of the top Rugby League teams in the country, the celebrated Salford Reds.
Since the late 1990s, the club has been one of the richest in the world, and until recently had the top revenue of any football club for many years running. Nearly overnight, English football re-invented itself as a glamorous sport with enormous commercial appeal. The enormous power and reach of TV is turning football into one of the world’s most lucrative sports. The club is one of the most triumphant clubs in England, having won the FA Premier League/Football League fifteen times, FA Cup eleven times and the European Cup/UEFA Champions League twice.
They also became the 1st English teams to participate in the European Cup, at the behest of the FA, who had deprived Chelsea the same opportunity the prior season, and reached the semi-final, only to be knocked out by Real Madrid. Tragedy hit the following season, when the plane carrying the team home from a European Cup match crashed on take-off at a refuelling break in Munich, Germany. The plane skidded off the end of the runway, through a fence and into an unoccupied house. Despite the accident, they reached the FA Cup final again, where they lost to Bolton Wanderers. Manchester United have won silverware on a frequent basis throughout their proud and successful history and on the domestic front have won the both the old First Division Championship and the Premier League, the old Second Division, and the FA Cup and League Cup. By the time Matt Busby left in 69 United had won five First Division titles, two FA Cup Finals and of course became the earliest English team to win the European Cup in 1968.
When Manchester United visited Thailand in 97, 1000s of United fans went to the national stadium in Bangkok to see their heroes in the flesh; but the closest most of The Clubs Asian supporters got to viewing their team is on national TV, where the whole British Premiership is promoted almost daily.
Up to 67,500 fans regularly pack into Old Trafford to see Manchester United play football. Like mentioned earlier, the biggest group of fans can be found in Asia. This has enabled Manchester United to create an interactive, on-line football community that will become the definitive match and club experience for all its fans, on match days, during the build up, and then the after-match scrutiny. Maintaining their position could not have been done without the fans across the world that have turned into United-consumers in the meantime. Of course, when in Manchester, Manchester United football club is one of the 1st things that springs to mind for nearly everyone, so a visit to their stadium at Old Trafford is a frequent pilgrimage for fans.