Manchester United in History

Events in Sport

  • 1958-02-06 21 dead in air crash in Munich; 7 of those are from the Manchester United football team
  • 1968-05-29 12th European Cup: Manchester United beats Benfica 4-1 at London
  • 1969-01-14 Matt Busby retires from Manchester United
  • 1991-05-15 Manchester United of England win 31th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam
  • 1995-01-27 Eric Cantona of Manchester United fined and banned from playing football after attacking a fan
  • 1999-05-26 7th UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Barcelona
  • 2008-05-21 16th UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United beats Chelsea (1-1, 6-5 on penalties) at Moscow
  • 2009-05-27 17th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 2-0 at Rome
  • 2011-05-28 19th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 3-1 at London
  • 2012-04-30 Manchester City defeat Manchester United 1-0 in what is claimed to be the biggest match in the English Premier League's history
  • 2012-08-05 General Motors signs a record breaking $559 million marketing deal with Manchester United
  • 2013-04-22 Manchester United defeat Aston Villa to claim the 2012/2013 English Premier League
  • 2013-05-08 Sir Alex Ferguson announces his retirement as Manchester United's manager at the end of the season
  • 2013-05-09 Everton Manager David Moyes is announced to become Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasted 10 months)
  • 2014-04-22 David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1909-05-26 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
  • 1940-02-24 Denis Law, Scottish footballer (Manchester United, Manchester City), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1946-05-22 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), born in Belfast
  • 1954-08-02 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1975-05-02 David Beckham, Leytonstone, London, English footballer (Manchester United, England)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1994-01-20 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • 2005-11-25 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures
  • 2013-11-25 Bill Foulkes, English footballer (Manchester United), dies at 81