Manchester United 2018/19
Manchester United are a football club based in the North West city of Manchester. They were formed in 1878 and originally named Newton Heath, when they played in two yellow and green halved shirts, before later reforming as Manchester United in 1902 and playing in red. Their home stadium, Old Trafford, is one of the most famous in world football and holds nearly 75,000 fans. As a club, ‘United’, who are often referred to by their nickname the Red Devils, are one of the most successful in the world, having won more English Division One/Premier League titles than anyone else with 20. They also have three European Cups to their name as well as 12 FA Cups and five League Cups.
There are many notable players who have worn the famous shirt of Manchester United. The team of 1958, including the likes of Duncan Edwards, never got to fulfil it’s potential under the great Matt Busby, due to the Munich Air Disaster which killed and injured many members of the squad, including Edwards. Surviving members, such as Bobby Charlton and Harry Gregg, rallied under Matt Busby to win their first European Cup, alongside other legendary figures like George Best and Dennis Law. During Sir Alex Ferguson’s 27-year reign between 1986 and 2013, many other greats came and went, including Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Their all time top goalscorer is Wayne Rooney, who overtook Charlton’s record months before leaving to return to Everton in 2017. He ended up scoring 253. While Giggs overtook another record of Charlton’s, making 672 between 1991 and 2014.
Manchester United squad 2018/19
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant
Defenders: Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Axel Tuanzebe
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Fred, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Marouane Fellaini, Scott McTominay, Angel Gomes, Juan Mata
Forwards: Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford
Manchester United predictions 2018/19
It has been a tough time for Manchester United since they lost the FA Cup final and Jose Mourinho’s face certainly shows that. The United boss has not hidden his anger and frustration at the lack of transfer dealings done by the club this summer; only Brazilian international midfielder Fred, young Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant, a 35-year-old third choice goalkeeper, have arrived. Many are suggesting that Mourinho’s behaviour may result in him leaving either before the end of the season or next summer, and that a Premier League title challenge is all but out of the question already.
But you can’t rule out Manchester United; they have a fantastic squad of players and a history of never knowing when they are beaten. It will be tough for them to close the gap on their rivals and neighbours Manchester City, but if Mourinho can some how find the right formula and get the fans back on side, they could have a chance. Our betting tip is for the Red Devils to make a top four finish, but we don’t see them winning the title at the end of the season.
Manchester United 2018/19 best offers
Manchester United to win the title @ 15/2 with @ Betfair
Romelu Lukaku to finish top scorer @ 8/1
Jose Mourinho to leave his job this season @ 5/6