manchester united history
Manchester United Football Club (commonly abbreviated as Manchester United, Manchester United or just MU) is a top football club in England, based in Old Trafford, Manchester,
Formed as Newton Heath L & YR FC in 1878 as a football team deposit RU Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in Newton Heath, the name changed to Manchester United in 1902.
Although it has always been one of the strongest teams in England, then from 1993 the Manchester United won a significant predominance in the national championship under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson - the domain of a scale not seen since the end of Liverpool FC in the mid 1970's and early 1980. Since the time in the Premier League bergulirnya 1992, Manchester United is the most successful team with twelve time champion to win the trophy.
Despite the success in domestic competition, the success remains difficult to repeat in the European Championship, which has only won the Champions League three times during its history (1968, 1999, 2008).
From the 86-87 season, have won 22 major trophies - this is the largest number of clubs in the Premier League. They have won 19 of the Premier League Champions Trophy (including when it was called First Division). In 1968, he became the first British team that won the Champions League after beating SL Benfica 4-1, and won the Champions League for the second time in 1999 and again in 2008 after beating Chelsea FC in the final. He also holds the record for winning the Copa del Rey 11 times.  In 2008, he became the first English club and the club managed to become Europe's second FIFA Club World Championship.
On May 12, 2005, the United States became a businessman Malcolm Glazer, majority owner of the club by buying shares worth £ 800 million (U.S. $ 1,470,000,000), followed by the protests of many fanatical followers.
Manchester United got a record 19th league title after a 1-1 draw on Saturday against Blackburn, a review of Liverpool as England's most successful club.
Notably, 12 of those titles have come since the dawn of the era of the Premier League in 1992, with the men of Sir Alex Ferguson has firmly established itself as the dominant force in English football over the past two decades.
On the occasion of his last victory here skysports.com looks back at ten of those triumphant campaigns. 1992-1993
Looking ahead to the season United had not won a league title since 1967, but the shoots of recovery were evident after lifting the FA Cup, League Cup and Cup Winners' Cup in the space of two years, objects silver proved to be the leaders of the club were right to stick with Ferguson after a difficult start to his reign in 1986. The Red Devils had to chase Aston Villa in the majority of the season, but ended up comfortable winners by ten points, with the likes of Paul Ince, Mark Hughes and Eric Cantona, signed mid-season, at the forefront of success. 1993-1994
States not only managed to retain his title the following year, he also won the FA Cup to claim the first double in its history. Ferguson's men set the pace this time to finish eight points ahead of Blackburn, with Cantona becoming the first player from outside the British Isles to be named PFA Player of the Year. Roy Keane was also established as a key member of the face after reaching a big deal of money, adding even more energy and spark an already formidable midfield. 1995-1996
After being knocked off its perch by Blackburn in 1994/95 U.S. entered the new season with much to prove. Were killed in some sectors after opening day loss to Aston Villa, but at the end of the campaign has shown that it can "win with the kids after winning another league and cup double. Could have been different if Newcastlehad maintained its original form, but the United youth team just put a left foot after the turn of the year and reeled in their rivals to win by four points. 1996-1997
Newcastle again mounted a strong fight for the title, inflicting a crushing 5-0 defeat on United on the road, while Arsenal and Liverpool also applies pressure on a deeply-contested battle for first place. But the Red Devils again showed a remarkable resistance and were by now developing a reputation for beating up her pace in the second half of the season, a trait that remains etched in today. New Norwegian striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made an immediate impact, while David Beckham goal from inside his own half against Wimbledon was perhaps the iconic moment of the season. 1998-1999
A campaign that made history as United became the first English club to win the UEFA Champions League and a league and cup at home. After watching Arsenal on foot with the two major domestic trophies in 1997/98, the need to reassert their superiority and could not have been a better way. The race for the Premier League title was until last weekend and the Red Devils needed to come from behind for a 2-1 victory over Tottenham which left them one point ahead of the Gunners. Other highlights include an extraordinary 8-1 win away to NottinghamForest. 1999-1900
Encouraged by the achievements of the previous season, United were a class apart in the Premier League in 1999/2000. Once again, they saved their best for the month of January, assault away from the peloton to finish a mammoth 18 points ahead of nearest rivals Arsenal. The Red Devils lost only three league games all season and scored an incredible 97 goals, with strike duo Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole at the peak of their powers in a lethal partnership up front. 2002/03
Ferguson became the first manager to win three English league titles when he led United to another crown in 2001, before dropping out of the two the following year, Arsenal beat Liverpool to the crown. But the Red Devils recovered in 2002/03, to embark on a glorious career after the turn of the year to finish five points clear of Arsenal. Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy was top scorer in the division and had impressive contribution from the likes of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Beckham, who left Real Madrid at the end of the season. 2006/07
United had to take a back seat for three years as Arsenal "Invincibles" took center stage in 2004, before Jose Mourinho guided Chelsea to the title back to back.However, Ferguson has always been able to build new equipment and manage the threat of new emerging challenges, and in 2006/07 the Red Devils regained their place at the summit. Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney has always been regarded as special talents and the age of majority to win his first title at Old Trafford.With Giggs and Scholes experience, complementing their young teammates on offense and reliable defense that includes Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra, who was a formidable cocktail that proved too strong for all others. 2007/08
United carried on where they left off last season and kept his cool to finish two points ahead of Chelsea, who had split with Mourinho at the beginning of the season and Avram Grant appointed in his place. The Red Devils were even closer in the rear, keeping 21 clean sheets in the league and getting only 22 goals while Ronaldo scored a staggering 31 times despite playing mostly as a winger. While the final victory of the Champions League over Chelsea may have been the most memorable moment of the season for United fans, the highlight in the country was maybe a 6-0 win against Newcastle, when all the goals came in the second half. 2008/09
Old rivals Liverpool threatened to end his own title drought, but ultimately could not keep them tied with United on 18 league crowns. Ferguson's men were consistent throughout the year and boasted a number of attacking talent that could not compete in the country, after Dimitar Berbatov added a strike force that already included Rooney, Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez before start of the season. A goalless draw with Arsenal in the penultimate weekend of the season led the celebrations for the title.