Club Name: Manchester United
Founding Year: 1878
Home Stadium: Old Trafford
Training Ground: Trafford Training Centre
Current League: Premier League
Current Manager: Erik ten Hag
Rival Clubs: Leeds United, Liverpool, Manchester City

Manchester United are one of the most successful football clubs in England with a tradition for winning titles. The fanbase also stretches around the globe as one of the world’s most recognisable sporting franchises.

Manchester United v Liverpool: The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
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Manchester United club name

The Red Devils have used two names since the team was founded in 1878 with a new name taken on following a restructuring of the club in 1902.

Founded as: Newton Heath LYR Football Club (1878-1902)

Named changed to: Manchester United (1902-present)

Nickname: The Red Devils

Manchester United founding year

The club was founded in 1878 by a group of workers in the Carriage and Wagon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway.

Manchester United home stadium

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Manchester United have called three stadia their home over the years with Old Trafford becoming the club’s permanent residence in 1910.

First stadium: North Road (1878-1893)

Previous stadium: Bank Street (1893-1910)

Current stadium: Old Trafford (1910-present)

Old Trafford’s Capacity: 74,310

Manchester United training ground

United train at the Trafford Training Centre, which is more commonly referred to as Carrington. It takes its nickname from the nearby village and is also the headquarters for the club’s academy.

Previous training ground: The Cliff (1938-2000)

Location: Carrington; ‎Greater Manchester

Manchester United current league

Manchester United are one of the six ever-present teams in the Premier League following its formation in 1992. The club is also the most successful in the division’s history with 13 titles from a potential 30.

Current league: Premier League (1992-present)

Previous league: English Football League, First Division (1975-1992)

Manchester United current manager

Manchester United v Fulham: Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final
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Manchester United appointed Erik ten Hag as their next manager in April 2022. The 52-year-old Dutchman replaced interim head coach Ralf Rangnick on an initial three-year contract.

Current manager: Erik ten Hag (2022-2025 expected)

Manchester United contact details


Contact numbers: Full list here

Match ticket and Season Ticket sales and enquiries: +44 161 676 7770

Official Membership sales & enquiries: +44 161 676 7770

Museum & Stadium Tour bookings & enquiries: +44 161 676 7770

General club enquiries: +44 161 676 7770

Email: [email protected]

Address: Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester M16 0RA, United Kingdom

Manchester United tickets

Fans can purchase tickets for Manchester United’s home matches through the club’s official website. The Red Devils offer fans a range of options from season tickets and single-match tickets to hospitality packages. But the demand for tickets can make it challenging for fans.