Manchester United 2012

Manchester United 2012

Fear not, Manchester United fans. Alex Ferguson, our great master and teacher, will guide us through this rough time, and once again take Manchester United to the glorious heights we deserve.

Alex Ferguson's Stretford End Banner

Alex Ferguson's Stretford End Banner
The Impossible Dream, Made Possible

The 72-metre long banner, which cost £3,600 to make and was funded by donations from United fans, covers the full width of Old Trafford's Stretford End.

The banner depicts Ferguson and the 37 major trophies he has won during his remarkable quarter of a century reign at Manchester United.

It continues a long tradition of celebratory banners to be unveiled at Old Trafford by the Stretford End flags group, including tributes to the victims of the 1958 Munich air disaster, and several famous dedications to playing heroes such as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ryan Giggs and George Best.

Alex Ferguson Stand

Sir Alex Ferguson Stand at Old Trafford

Manchester United legend David Beckham has hailed Alex Ferguson as the greatest manager in football following his 25th anniversary at the Old Trafford helm.

Ferguson celebrated a quarter of a century in charge of United on November 6th 2011, and has won the support and praise of players past and present.

The club also paid special tribute to Ferguson, by renaming the North Stand in his honour and unveiling plans to erect a statue to stand outside the stadium.

Alex Ferguson - 26 Glorious Years

Sir Alex Ferguson: The Official Manchester United Celebration of 26 Years at Old Trafford

Alex Ferguson - 25 Glorious Years
With 26 years as manager of Manchester United, Alex Ferguson is the longest serving manager in their history after overtaking Sir Matt Busby's record on 19 December 2010. His tenure is also the longest of all the current League managers. During this time, Ferguson has won many awards and holds many records including winning Manager of the Year most times in British football history. In 2008, he became the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than one occasion.

The Trophies:

Premier League (13)

FA Cup (5)

League Cup (4)

FA Charity/Community Shield (10)

Champions League (2)

Cup Winners' Cup (1)

UEFA Super Cup (1)

Intercontinental Cup (1)

FIFA Club World Cup (1)


The Facts:

38 Major trophies won at Old Trafford

9,496 Days spent in charge of Manchester United

936 Games won as Manchester United manager

1010 The most appearances by a single player under Ferguson at Old Trafford – Ryan Giggs

40 Oldest player - Edwin van der Sar

1,058 Managers in English game who have been sacked, resigned or left by mutual consent since he took over


Sir Alex Ferguson: The Official Manchester United Celebration of 26 Years at Old Trafford

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Official Manchester United FC Annual & Calendar 2012


This official Manchester United Football Club 2012 Annual is packed with lots of pictures, games, and facts about Manchester United.



This official Manchester United Football Club 2012 Wall Calendar has pictures of all the stars currently setting Old Trafford alight including Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young, Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, among others. Don't miss out on this calendar of Cham19ns!

Manchester United v Leeds United 3-0 Carling Cup 20.09.2011

Listen to a drunken Yorkshire man comment on the Manchester United v Leeds United game.

(This video has been deleted from Youtube by a Leeds fans. He was too upset to watch his side humiliated by Manchester United's third team).

Manchester United Museum & Tour Centre

Manchester United Tour Experience

Come and have a great day out at Manchester United. Enjoy a tour around Manchester United's famous Old Trafford football stadium!

Tours of Old Trafford

Retrace the steps of United's real heroes, like George Best, Bobby Charlton, Cantona and Ronaldo. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore your club's home ground, reliving past victories and photographing the player's tunnel and dug out.

The stadium tour includes a visit to the magnificent trophy room. Sit in the heights of the North Stand for a bird's eye view of the pitch or stand in Fergie's dug out spot and dream you're the new team manager! Pose for a photo by your favourite player's peg in the Reds' changing room, soaking up the atmosphere of Man UTD's 'Theatre of Dreams'.

Ask all those questions you've been dying to know, completing your tour with a trip to the museum and visitor centre. An unforgettable experience for Manchester United fans!!

(Each ticket includes the Museum and ground tour, and a meal in the Red Café. Allow yourself up to 4 hours for the complete Manchester United experience. Voted UK visitor attraction of the year 2013.)

Adult Tour of Old Trafford

Child Tour of Old Trafford

Adult and Child Tour of Old Trafford

Adult Tour of Old Trafford for Two

Old Trafford Family Tour for Four

Manchester United Family Tour Experience

United Review: Once in a lifetime experience!
It's an award-winning tourist destination, a magnificent stadium, an interesting day out and home to the most successful team in English football.

The stadium tour is excellent. It starts in the trophy room (which is obviously very full) and museum, your guide then leads you inside the 'Theatre of Dreams' to take in the awe-inspiring view of the England's second biggest stadium in all its glory. There are plenty of photo ops aside the pitch here. You then head down to pitchside where you can sit in the dugout a-la Sir Alex, before heading back outside to learn a bit more about United's moving and romantic history as you walk beneath the Munich clock and through the tunnel to take the players' entrance. This leads you into the players' lounge and then the changing rooms where you can have your photo taken aside your favourite player's shirt. Then it's time for food in the great Red Cafe, and obviously the tour ends in the megastore where you can fill your boots with Manchester United logo-emblazoned anything.

We all hate Leeds scum

Leeds United Fans

Leeds Sheep
All together now: "We all hate Leeds scum, we all hate Leeds scum, we all hate Leeds scum, we all hate Leeds scum, we all hate Leeds scum."

I would 8-2 be an Arsenal fan

I would 8-2 be an Arsenal fan

Manchester United 8 Arsenal 2: Crushed and humiliated! Wenger in crisis as Rooney runs riot

Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick and his hair is stunning!

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley says his young Premier League leaders are full of self-belief after their stunning start to the season. Cleverley, who is keeping more illustrious names on the bench with his sustained excellence in central midfield, said the 8-2 mauling of Arsenal at the weekend showed just what Alex Ferguson's fresh-faced side are capable of achieving.

"It's a pleasure to play in a performance like that, with world-class players. I see in training that we have it in our locker. When it all comes together, it's pretty exciting. We're a young, high-energy team and, hopefully, if we keep putting on performances like that, the trophies will come." Tom Cleverley.

Old Trafford: 100 Years at the Home of Manchester United: The Official Story



In the Edwardian era, Manchester was the workshop of the world and its leading football club, Manchester United, was one of the best in the land. Unfortunately, its stadium at Bank Street did not reflect its aspirations. So the directors took the brave decision to build a spectacular new stadium to reflect the club's, and the city's, status. On 19 February 1910, Old Trafford was open for action. Ian Marshall tells the astonishing story of the hundred years that followed. From early triumph, through inter-war depression, Old Trafford saw it all. But when the ground was twice bombed during the Second World War, its entire future was in question. However, under the inspirational managership of Matt Busby, both the team and the ground were rebuilt, and a new era of dominance was ushered in in the 1950s, only for United to be once again struck down by Munich. Speaking to players, employees and fans from across the years, as well as original research into the United archives, Marshall explains how Old Trafford has remained central not just to United but to the fortunes of an entire city. Old Trafford is the definitive story of an iconic venue.

Has Wayne Rooney had his day?

Fat Boy Rooney
Have we seen the best of Wayne Rooney, and does this picture show what we can expect of him from now on? Or will the Manchester United star regain his former brilliance once again?

Paul Scholes - A true Red Devil

Paul Scholes: True Red Devil

With the retirement of Paul Scholes, one of the finest attacking midfield players of the Premier League era has brought his glittering career to a close. The Manchester United star was undoubtedly a fine exponent of the beautiful game's more attractive craft, his passing and vision on the pitch was class apart. Scholes justified the hype as he went on to become one of the most gifted players England has ever produced.

Shy off the pitch, devastating while on it, Paul Scholes' life was spotless and his career was a lesson to all aspiring and young footballer on how to gain greatness and stay at the top.

Even the French legend Zinedine Zidane said, "My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder. He's almost untouchable in what he does. You rarely come across the complete player, but Scholes is as close to it as you can get."

At Wembley in the Champions League final, Barcelona players ran up to him to swap their shirts. As many as five Barcelona players were eager to swap shirts. Xavi, Busquets, Pedro and Messi walked up to Scholes, but it was Iniesta who beat them all to it.

A true legend - A true Red Devil.

The Beauty of the Old Stretford End

The Beauty of the Old Stretford End
What a beautiful little picture this is. It shows the full glory of the old Stretty End from the United Road stand (now the North Stand).

Paul Scholes: My Story


Paul Scholes: My Story

Paul Scholes is one of the most revered footballers of the modern era, both at home and internationally. A one-club player, he has served Manchester United for more than sixteen years, making over 600 appearances in that time, the fourth highest number of appearances by any player for the club. He also represented the England national team for seven years, winning 66 caps including two World Cup and two European Cup campaigns. Throughout this time, Scholes has always played a decisive role in his teams' fortunes. As well as the technical brilliance that makes Paul Scholes such a breathtaking player to watch it is the determination and integrity which he demonstrates both on and off the pitch that means he is a fascination to fans of the sport. In an age of overpaid, workaday players, Scholes has become an icon of professionalism and club loyalty, admired by fans everywhere. Now in this book for the first time Paul Scholes shares his story: from his beginnings at United under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson as part of the 'golden' youth team, to the treble-winning season and twice capturing European Cup glory, the importance of family and friends in keeping his feet on the ground, as well as his many triumphs and tribulations with England. This is without question the sports autobiography of 2011, from a player as popular and as revered as any in the game today.

David Beckham V Pitch Invader


David Beckham was preparing to take a corner kick late in Gary Neville's testimonial match at Old Trafford. He was interrupted by an small pitch invader, who was clearly enjoying every second of his time in the limelight as he ran circles round stewards on the hallowed turf.

Manchester United Season Review 2010/11



Relive every game and every goal of Manchester United's historic 19th League title-winning season with the spectacular new Manchester United Season Review 2010/11, a must-have memento for every fan of the Red Devils.
Fantastic footage and exclusive interviews bring to life a wonderful season that saw Sir Alex's men fight off challenges from local rivals Manchester City, defending champions Chelsea and Arsène Wenger's Arsenal to clinch their 19th League title, overtaking Liverpool to become the most decorated club in English football.

As well as Premier League glory, the 2010/11 season also saw red flags flying high in Europe, with Manchester United overcoming Chelsea, Rangers, Valencia, Bursaspor, Marseilles and Schalke to reach their third UEFA Champions League final in four years. Manchester United Season Review 2010/11 celebrates a season that had everything, from Hernández's instant impact and Rooney's 100th Premier League goal to a thrilling derby victory over Man City that included Rooney's stunning overhead kick. It also includes vintage performances by the evergreen Giggs , Van der Sar and highlights from the Champions League Final against Barcelona.

Manchester United Champions Trophy

Manchester United Champions Trophy 2011

Alex Ferguson led the celebrations along with his wife and grandchildren, after his team claimed a record 19th league win.

United captain Nemanja Vidic said "It's a special day for us and the fans to give them this today."

Manchester United manager Alex said "Anyone criticising this team was being ridiculous. All that nonsense about this not being a great United team. It's a great feat. We had some disappointing performances away but at home we've been fantastic."

Relive every game and every goal of Manchester United's historic 19th League title-winning season with the spectacular new Manchester United Season Review 2010/11 - UK Link, a must-have memento for every fan of the Red Devils.

USA Official Manchester United Gifts

Old Trafford Champ19ns

Old Trafford Champ19ns
This is how Old Trafford looked for Manchester United's final game of the 2010/2011 season. The Champ19ns mosaic was highlighted on the North Stand.

Man Utd Champions 19 Scarf

Manchester United Gifts

Manchester United v Barcelona - Last Three Minutes


Manchester United's European Cup Semi Final Second Leg against Barcelona at Old Trafford on 29th April 2008

The final 3 minutes of this great game were captured on video. Watch as the fans wait anxiously for the final whistle. A stunning goal from Paul Scholes gave Manchester United a famous 1-0 win over Barcelona.

Stretford End Ticker Banner Gone

Stretford End Ticker Banner
The famous banner hanging from the Stretford End at Old Trafford showing the number of years since Manchester City last won a trophy has been removed. It's a very sad day for Stretford Enders, but do not worry, a new version will be up for the Blackpool home game on Sunday, when Manchester United lift their 19th League Championship trophy. Manchester City should hang their heads in shame, when they compare themselves to United's glorious football history.

19 (Manchester United Version)



N-n-n-n-n-nineteen. Paul Hardcastle's Vietnam song 19, has become Manchester United's new anthem. Be sure to sing it when you meet any Liverpool fans. In the video you can see all 19 of United's great Championships.

Man United fans have mounted an internet campaign to send Paul Hardcastle's 1985 hit 19 to No1 in the charts!

Manchester United 4 Benfica 1 (1968 European Cup)



Did You Know?

Manchester United became the first English team to win the European Cup (1968), as Matt Busby's boys battered the Portuguese champions, on a glorious night at Wembley.

The scorer of United's third goal in the final, Brian Kidd, was celebrating his 19th birthday that day.

Denis Law (The Stretford End King), was unable to play because of a knee injury and had to watch the match on television in hospital.

George Best was named European Footballer of the Year in 1968. It was 40 years until another United player claimed the award, when Cristiano Ronaldo won it in 2008.

Manchester United 19 Liverpool 18

Manchester United 19 Liverpool 18

Champions 19 Times

This M6 Motorway sign says it all. Manchester United 19 Liverpool 18. Follow the signs and you will be on your way home to the Champions. Only 19 miles to paradise!

Sir Alex Ferguson tries to play it down, but he finally has "knocked Liverpool off their perch". That's no easy feat considering the League title score was only 18-7 when he took over at Manchester United.

Manchester United Champions of England No.19

Manchester United Champions of England No.19
Dream No.19 for Alex Ferguson and his Red Devils. The Stretford End salutes the United immortals.

Manchester United 3 Barcelona 0 (21st March 1984)



Old Trafford on European nights was and still is a unique and intimidating atmosphere for opposing teams.

About this video:
Manchester United were trailing 2-0 in the Cup Winners Cup quarter final against Barcelona. On the 21st March 1984, a roar from the capacity crowd at Old Trafford of 58,350 greeted both teams as they walked onto the pitch for the second leg. On that magical European night Manchester United battered Barcelona and won the game 3-0. In this video you can see some great footage of the old Stretford End and old Scoreboard End in action.

I Was Born In The Stretford End

You sing this classic Stretford Ender's song to the tune of "I Was Born Under A Wandering Star"

I was born in the Stretford End,
I was born in the Stretford End,
Boots are made for bootin',
Scarves are made to wave,
If you see a City fan,
You put him in his grave.

I was born in the Stretford End,
I was born in the Stretford End,
Do you know where hell is?
Hell is at Maine Road,
Heaven's when United go there,
To score a load of goals.

I was born under the Stretford End,
Georgie was made to dribble,
Bobby was made to pass,
Denis was there to stick one in,
We've scored a goal at last.

I was born in the Stretford End,
The Stretford, Stretford End.

We are the Champions!!

We are the Champions (nearly) my friends. And we'll keep on fightin' till the end. We are the Champions. We are the Champions. No time for losers (Chelsea), Cos we are the Champions of the world!!!

MANCHESTER UNITED 2 Chelsea 1 (Hernández,Vidic).

Manchester United's prospects of a record 19th league title improved considerably thanks to a sensational first-half performance in their top-of-the-table clash with Chelsea at Old Trafford. (8th May 2011)

Manchester United need just ONE point from their last 2 games (Blackburn and Blackpool) to claim a record 19th League Title. Then Manchester United will truly be the greatest English football team of all time.

19 is the magic number!

Alex Ferguson has won 11 championships with Manchester United already, and he wants another one. Don't we all! It will not be long now, dear Stretford Enders. 19 really is the magic number. 19 Championships that is. One more than Liverpool, one more for the mighty Red Devils.

European Capital Of Trophies

European Capital Of Trophies banner
Manchester United Fans banner on the Stretford End - 'European Capital of Trophies'.

Lee Sharpe Supports Green & Gold for Charity

Lee Sharpe Supports Green & Gold for Charity

Former Manchester United star Lee Sharpe, has joined the green and gold campaign to be part of fans bid to to get rid of the Glazers, and support Prostate Cancer.

"I am absolutely delighted to lend my support to such a worthwhile cause. I am committed to wanting to see every Green and Gold shirt sold, and I will personally be handing the £25,000 cheque over to The Prostate Cancer Charity," he said. "I can't believe the quality of the shirts, they're much better than the ones I used to wear. I'd urge all Manchester United fans to support this superb project and I look forward to presenting the charity with their cheque at some point in the near future."

Support the Green and Gold campaign

View from the New Stretford End

View from the New Stretford End
Looking from the new Stretford End down the United Road side at Old Trafford.

United Team Stand in Stretford End Goal

United Team Stand in Stretford End Goal
MANCHESTER UNITED 1962-63 TEAM PHOTO
From left to right: Tony Dunne, Nobby Stiles, Johnny Giles, Albert Quixall, Maurice Setters, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Pat Crerand, Shay Brennan, David Gaskell, David Herd, Bill Foulkes, Noel Cantwell, Harry Gregg, Ted Dalton (Man Utd Physio) Jack Crompton (Man Utd Trainer).

Tours of Old Trafford

Manchester United Family Tour Experience

Come and have a great day out at Manchester United. Enjoy a tour around Manchester United's famous Old Trafford football stadium!

Tours of Old Trafford

Choose from a great range of United tours below and explore Manchester United's famous home - Old Trafford.

(Each ticket includes the Museum and ground tour, and a meal in the Red Café. Allow yourself up to 4 hours for the complete Manchester United experience. Voted UK visitor attraction of the year 2013.)

Adult Tour of Old Trafford

Adult Tour of Old Trafford for Two

Old Trafford Family Tour for Four

Manchester United Family Tour Experience

Once in a lifetime experience!
It's an award-winning tourist destination, a magnificent stadium, an interesting day out and home to the most successful team in English football.

The stadium tour is excellent. It starts in the trophy room (which is obviously very full) and museum, your guide then leads you inside the 'Theatre of Dreams' to take in the awe-inspiring view of the England's second biggest stadium in all its glory. There are plenty of photo ops aside the pitch here. You then head down to pitchside where you can sit in the dugout a-la Sir Alex, before heading back outside to learn a bit more about United's moving and romantic history as you walk beneath the Munich clock and through the tunnel to take the players' entrance. This leads you into the players' lounge and then the changing rooms where you can have your photo taken aside your favourite player's shirt. Then it's time for food in the great Red Cafe, and obviously the tour ends in the megastore where you can fill your boots with Manchester United logo-emblazoned anything.

Flowers of the Stretford End

Manchester United - The Flowers of Manchester - Munich Air Disaster Memorial

Flowers of the Stretford End
The Flowers of Manchester banner on the Stretford End. A tribute to the Munich air disaster (February 6, 1958), in which eight Man Utd players died. The Flowers of Manchester was the title of a tribute song by the group The Spinners.

The Busby Era

The Busby Era

The Busby Era is a wonderful DVD that chronicles the period which made Manchester United a household name. It includes previously unseen footage, including amateur film in colour from the 1950s and scenes from the Wembley dressing room following the 1968 European Cup triumph. Watch all the great teams that Sir Matt Busby built and admire those amazing games and goals that took Manchester United to the top of world football. In my opinion, this is essential viewing for all true Manchester United supporters, especially those not old enough to remember the period which made the club great.

Stretty End Clock

Roberto Mancini is determined to go down in history as the man who ended Manchester City's 35-year trophy drought. Last year Mancini famously declared his intention to rip down the taunting clock that hangs from the Stretford End at Old Trafford, ticking round each season that ends without silverware on the blue half of Manchester.

Money may help Roberto Mancini win a trophy, but money will not make Manchester City as famous as Manchester United. Only footballing history, constant success, and longevity will achieve the impossible goal. Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson worked long and hard developing their great football teams, sometimes under immense pressure on and off the playing field. That is why Manchester United and the Stretty End is world famous. So, that clock hanging from the Stretford End will continue to tick for many years to come!

Beautiful Getty Image of the Stretford End

Beautiful Getty Image of the Stretford End

In this rare beautiful black and white photograph, the real beauty of the Stretford End comes alive. It shows a small, close up section of the crowd standing on the 13th December 1980 at the Old Trafford match, when Manchester United played Stoke City.
Look at another fantastic Stretford End 'Getty' picture here!