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History

Manchester United's Story: The greatest ever told

Manchester United's story is utterly unique in sport, which is precisely why the club is revered and renowned all over the world. It's a head-spinning tale of triumphs – and tragedy – and a rich tradition of attacking, entertaining football, very often resulting in the kind of dramatic endings usually reserved for Hollywood blockbusters.

In our history section we'll lead you through our many epic successes, our darkest hours – overcome but never forgotten – and recount the stories behind the many individual legendary players, managers and teams to have served this great club with honour and distinction since its foundation in 1878.