10 crazy Manchester United facts you didn't know
Some cray stuff about football club Manchester United, we guarantee* you've never heard before. Assuming you have an eye on the Premier League and which team you are holding on, but you've heard some crazy story that happens in the history of Manchester united.
1. Manchester United remains one of the most widely supported football teams in the world and its recognition as a global brand has led to increasingly lucrative sponsorship deals. In 2014, the club’s total sponsorship revenue amounted to 135.8 million pounds, more than double the figure from 2012.
2. Manchester United is the second-richest football club in the world in 2014, with its total revenue for the season estimated at 738 million U.S. dollars. According to Forbes, it is also the fifth most valuable sports team brand worldwide as its brand value in 2014 stood at just under 400 million U.S. dollars
3. Ryan Giggs, who briefly took over as United’s interim player-manager after the sacking of David Moyes, holds the all-time appearances record for the club. Giggs played a total of 963 matches between 1990 and 2014, almost 200 games more than the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.
4. 1968, under the management of Sir Matt Busby, Manchester United became the first English football club to win the European Cup. This success came ten years after the 1958 Munich air disaster, which claimed the lives of eight players.
5. Wayne Rooney is the highest scoring Englishman in Champions League history, with 29, while former United midfielder Paul Scholes is the second highest with 24.
6. Manchester United’s 9-0 victory against Ipswich Town at Old Trafford on 4th March 1995 remains the biggest ever Premier League victory.
7. Manchester United have the joint-most FA Cup wins in history, along with Arsenal (11).
8. Previous Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal was the first non-British manager of the Red Devils.
10. Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane and Peter Schmeichel are the only players in the history of English football to have won three doubles, with Manchester United in 1994, 1996 and 1999.
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