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
  • 1994-05-14 FA Cup Final: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 at Wembley Stadium, London
  • 1995-01-27 Eric Cantona of Manchester United fined and banned from playing football after attacking a fan
  • 1997-08-03 Manchester United beats Chelsea 4-2 on penalties to win the Charity Shield, after a bad-tempered 1-all draw at Wembley
  • 1999-05-26 7th UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United beats Bayern Munich 2-1 at Barcelona
  • 1999-10-03 Chelsea scores massive upset when they humble English Premiership champions Manchester United, 5-0 at Stamford Bridge; Gus Poyet sets the tone scoring after just 27 seconds; Nicky Butt is sent-off for United

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2003-08-16 Cristiano Ronaldo (18) makes his debut for Manchester United and the Premier League in a 4–0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
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Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 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
  • 2012-07-30 General Motors (Chevrolet) sign a record breaking 7 year $559 million sponsorship deal with EPL club 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 as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasts 10 months)
  • 2014-04-22 David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United
  • 2014-05-19 Decorated Dutch coach Louis van Gaal confirmed as manager of Manchester United; Ryan Giggs named assistant, confirms retirement as a player at age 40 after 963 games and English record 22 major trophies
  • 2017-05-24 UEFA Europa League won by Manchester United 2-0 against Ajax in Stockholm

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2017-07-09 English international footballer Wayne Rooney announces he will leave Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin his original club, Everton

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Wayne Rooney
  • 2018-05-05 Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson suffers a brain haemorrhage and is hospitalized
  • 2018-05-19 FA Cup Final: Belgian international Eden Hazard scores 22' penalty to give Chelsea 1-0 win over Manchester United at Wembley Stadium

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1909-05-26 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
  • 1933-09-20 Dennis Viollet, English former soccer player (Manchester United), born in Fallowfield, Manchester, England (d. 1999)
  • 1937-10-11 Bobby Charlton, English soccer player (Manchester United & England national team), born in Ashington, Northumberland, England
  • 1940-02-24 Denis Law, Scottish footballer (Manchester United, Manchester City), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1942-09-18 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper (Manchester United), born in Mitcham, Surrey, England
  • 1946-05-22 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), born in Belfast
  • 1952-06-26 Gordon McQueen, Scottish soccer player (Manchester United), born in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1954-08-02 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1962-09-24 Mike Phelan, English footballer and coach (Manchester United), born in Nelson, England
  • 1975-05-02 David Beckham, English soccer midfielder (England 115 caps, Man U, Real Madrid), born in London, England

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1985-10-24 Wayne Rooney, English soccer midfielder (England 119 caps, Man U, Everton), born in Liverpool, England

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
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Wayne Rooney
  • 1993-03-15 Paul Pogba, French football player (Manchester United, French national team), born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France

Deaths in Sport

  • 1994-01-20 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • 1999-03-06 Dennis Viollet, English former soccer player (Manchester United), dies at 65
  • 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