Manchester United has, for the most part, dominated the English Premier League since its inception over 20 years ago. As England’s most storied football club, the team was formed in 1878 as the Newton Heath LYR Football Club, but changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910. Manchester United’s winning pedigree dates back to 1993 when the Red Devils captured their first Premier League championships.
Many of those titles — 13 to be exact — came under legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Their last league title was in 2012-13 season, which turned out to be Ferguson’s final season with the club. In addition to their 20 league titles, the Red Devils have a won 12 FA Cups, four League Cups and a record 20 FA Community Shields.
Manchester United — one of the most widely followed teams around the globe — was the world’s third most valuable football club in 2015, worth a whopping $1.98 billion.
Bobby Charlton, who was with the Red Devils from 1956 to 1973, is the franchise’s all-time leading scorer with 249 goals. It’s a milestone that will soon be broken as Wayne Rooney is closing in on that mark with 245 goals. Ryan Giggs played 23 seasons and leads the franchise in all-time appearances with 963 matches.
Man Utd Betting Lines Today
Man Utd will be considered the favorite in most matches. Make sure to follow the current betting lines while tracking injury reports before you lock in those final wagers.
Whether it's league play or Cup action, be sure to keep track of Manchester United's schedule on a weekly basis before making your bets.
Man Utd Standings Right Now
The Red Devils are expected to consistently qualify for the Champions League. Are they in the position to accomplish that feat this year? Track their progress below.
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Jose Mourinho put all of his eggs in one basket for the 2016-17 season. Fortunately that gamble paid off for the mercurial manager, whose team was able to win the Europa League, thereby qualifying for the 2017-18 Champions League through the back door.
United enjoyed a unbeaten run that lasted over three months. However, that undefeated run was mired by a number of disappointing draws, especially at home. United had the seventh best home record in the league, not exactly the type of record Mourinho can be proud of. While United only lost one home game, they tied a league-most 10 matches at Old Trafford.
United's record improved markedly when they played away from home. The Red Devils enjoyed the fourth best away record in the league, amassing 35 of their 69 points on enemy territory. Seldom do you see a team gain more points on the road than at home. Mourinho will concentrate on improving United's decisiveness in front of goal at home, somethng potential targets in the transfer should help with.
It was more their inability to score than poor performances that plagued the Manchester side. United released Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the star Swede picked up a serious knee injury in the Europa League.
The Red Devils will be big favorites to do well domestically, and in Europe. Mourinho always has his teams well drilled, so that's a given going into forthcoming seasons. If they improve in front of goal and make good more often on scoring chances, watch out for this team.
United should challenge for the Premier League crown and will advance to at least the quarterfinals in the Champions League. Feel confident about backing this team in one or more future markets.