MANCHESTER UNITED COLLECTION
Manchester United, aka MUFC, United or The Red Devils, is a professional football club based in the north of England, which was founded as Newton Heath LYR FC in 1878. At that time, it was a works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. In 1902, Newton Heath was officially renamed Manchester United Football Club. Originally playing in Newton Heath colours, green and gold, they now proudly wear red and white.
MUFC has often been home to the jewels in the British footballing crown, including Ince, Bruce, Robson, Stiles, Sharpe, Beckham, Butt, Scholes, Giggs and, more recently, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Rio Ferdinand. Foreign players have also shone at Old Trafford with such names as Cristiano Ronaldo, Juan Sebastian Veron, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Peter Schmeichel and of course Eric Cantona. MUFC was managed by Scot Sir Alex Ferguson from 1986 to 2012.