Manchester United Football Club

Manchester United F.C.
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Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world with over 50 million supporters worldwide. Manchester United are one of the most successful clubs in the world, having won the FA Premier League/Football League 15 times, FA Cup 11 times (an English record), the League Cup twice, the European Cup twice, the UEFA Cup Winners Cup once, the Intercontinental Cup once, and the European Super Cup once. The club has had the highest average attendance in English football for the past 34 seasons, with the exception of 1987-89 during redevelopment at Old Trafford. The club was also voted second in a "FIFA Clubs of the 20th Century" poll, behind Real Madrid (the ranking was based on votes by the readers of a bi-monthly FIFA Magazine on December 2000).

The club had been run as a public limited company since 1991, with an attempted takeover by Rupert Murdoch in 1998 blocked by the British Government. However, in May 2005 Malcolm Glazer completed a hostile takeover of the club and delisted it from the stock exchange.

The current captain of Manchester United is Gary Neville, who took over from Roy Keane on 16 November 2005.