Manchester United F.C. is popular and loved in different countries, but few know what interesting and significant events happened to it in the past. In 1878, the Newton Health L & YR club was first seen. It was the factory football team of the Yorkshire and Lancashire railway warehouses. It is unlikely that someone in those early years would have ventured to assume that subsequently this club would take a leading position for a long time not only in England, but in all European football. In 1902, Newton Health was renamed Manchester United. A few years later, in 1908, the team won the first gold of the English Championship, in 1909 – the FA Cup, after another two years – again the national championship.
The next successful wave catches up with the club only after 43 years. In 1952, MJ ranked first in the championship, winning gold medals for the third time. 1956 and 1957 brought two more championship titles to the fans. It seemed that no one could resist the “Manchester”. Thus, in the 1993/94 season, “Sir Alexis” won the championship for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century. In this triumph, one of the key roles belongs to Eric Canton, bought in the offseason. It was he, along with Ryan Giggs, Gary Pallister, Paul Ince and Denis Irwin, who made a powerful backbone, thanks to which MJ could not only hold the trophy next season, but also become the most successful club in England in the 1990s. In this “golden” time, “Manchester” was able to win victories in the 1994 championships, -1996, -1997, -1999, in the League Cup in 1992, in the FA Cup in 1994, 1996, 1999.
However, modern football is not only a sport, but also a specific business, where competition is fierce and the race for profits is endless. As reported by economic news, the profit of Manchester United this year was 110 million pounds, while the turnover of the current champions of England rose to 331 million pounds, which is 37 percent more than last year. This financial success allowed the club to reduce its debt from £ 376.9 million to £ 308.3 million.
Currently, a new salary accrual scheme is being introduced in the club. American owners – the Glazer family – do not like the fact that huge sums are spent on anything, but not on encouraging players who bring success to the team. From now on, the salary ceiling will not exceed 110 thousand pounds a week. However, if you wish, players will be able to earn more – through bonuses that are awarded for participation in matches, goals scored, team victory. Those. if you want to get money – work for the benefit of the team, prove your ability to benefit and readiness to fight for the honor of the club.
In the 1980s, a revolution took place in the world of football: the teams began to use football as a platform for advertising. In 1980, Adidas became the technical sponsor of Manchester United. And a year later, the first sponsor logo appears on the form of the “red devils”, the Japanese company Sharp. There is one of the few sets of the form when the logo of the club was placed in the middle and not on the left of the heart. It was in this form that Manchester United played when Sir Alex Ferguson came to the club.
In this form, Manchester won the FA Cup, beating the Crystal Palace in the replay. It was the first trophy of Sir Alex in the United. Cooperation with Adidas lasted until 1990, and many fans still believe that the form of Manchester, which was made by the German manufacturer, is the best in the history of the form of “red devils”. A new milestone in the evolution of the Manchester United form began in 1990. Adidas has been replaced by Umbro. World fashion trends during this time, too, have changed which could not but affect the football form. The form has become more colorful and richer in detail; this is especially evident in the guest sets of the form.
Gillespie was a member of the United team that won the Youth Cup of England in 1992. After that, the Northern Irishman followed in the footsteps of his compatriot George Best and received number 7 from head coach Alex Ferguson. However, he failed to prove himself at Old Trafford. Because of the good form of Andrei Kanchelskis, Gillespie spent many periods on the bench, and in 1995 he moved to Newcastle.
When permanent game numbers were introduced in English football in the 1993–94 seasons, only one contender for number 7 was at King Trakeford – King Eric. Canton, who transferred to Manchester United from Leeds United in 1992, terrorized opponents’ defensive lines and scored incredible goals for five years, thereby helping Ferguson’s team become the dominant force in English football. Everyone most likely remembers when he kicked a Kung-Fu-style fan in a match with Crystal Palace, but the red side of Manchester will never forget his phenomenal playing style.
During his time at Old Trafford, the exemplary “celebrity football player” Beckham grew from a promising young winger to one of England’s best modern captains. Although he often argued with Ferguson, Beckham played a key role in the victories of the Red Devils in the late 90s and early 2000s. Until the transfer to Real Madrid in 2003, Beckham played almost 350 times as part of a team he loved in his youth.
Changing David Beckham is a difficult task for any player, but talent and assertiveness helped Ronaldo quickly become the favorite of Man United fans. The Portuguese who came from Sporting came to Manchester as a teenager and left as one of the main world stars, and in the process he became the first player of Manchester United, awarded by the Golden Ball, since George Best. Like Beckham, Ronaldo eventually moved to Real Madrid for £ 80m, making Ronaldo the most expensive player in the world.
Bombardier van Nistelrooy
Sir Alexey met Leverkusen’s Bayer four times. Every time the matches were held in 2002 year. The old format of the Champions League implied several group rounds, and the paired games of the top clubs in Europe became commonplace. To start, Manchester United made way for the Aspirin to the Champions League final 2001/2002. It happened after a 2-2 draw was recorded at Old Trafford, and at Bai Arena Oliver Neuville equalized the score after Roy Keane’s first effective shot. For more forces in the “red devils” no longer exists. In the fall of 2002, Manchester United was already headed stronger than the Germans, twice beating Leverkusensev – 2: 0 and 2: 1. Dutch scorer “Manchester United” Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2002 scored four goals at once into the goal of Hans-Jörg Butt.
The head coach of Leverkusen “Bayer” Sami Hyyupya as a player won the legendary Champions League final in the English “Liverpool” in May of 2005. But, being the head coach, he has never managed to declare himself in the Champions League. Huyupya will certainly remember the game against Manchester United, and not only because it will be his debut as the head coach of the club participating in the Champions League. When Sami provoked delight with his impassable game in the defense, the fights of the Finnish footballer with the opponents always provoked the joy of commentators and the anger of the fans. Particularly vividly Sami should remember the match in April of 2003. That fine day, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, defeated him, Liverpool, 4-0. Hyyupya received a red card for the last hope of a foul in the fifth minute, van Nistelroy opened the scoring with a penalty and the further defeat was already a matter of technique. He makes his debut in the Champions League with Manchester United and another newcomer – David Moyes, who tasted European cups while working in Liverpool Everton.
For the first time since 1985
“Manchester United” for a long time did not speak on the European stage without the Scottish Sir coaching bridge. The last European Cup match without Ferguson, the “red devils” held on the twentieth of March 1985. Led by Ron Atkinson, the UEFA Cup team lost to Videoton from Hungary.
After the national teams
Each professional coach notes that after the matches of national teams the physical tone of the best football players in the world leaves much to be desired. Mankunians had twelve players at the international level: the British, Chris Smalling, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck, Frenchman Patrice Evra, Portuguese Luis Nani, Belgian Marouane Fellaini, Dutchman Robin van Persie, Ecudere Antonio Sacred Caimo Unconfirmed, and Unconfirmed. and the Mexican Javier Hernandez. Convocation of the “Bayer” looked modest: the Germans Lars Bender and Sydney Sam, the Australian Robbie Cruz, the rifle Son Hyun-Min, the Pole Sebastian Benish, the Bosnian Emir Spahić and the Turk Omer Toprak.