Premier League A-Z: Manchester United

Premier League A-Z: Manchester United

We look at our 2020/21 opponents.

Leeds United are returning to the Premier League for the 2020/21 season after being crowned Sky Bet Championship champions.

There is much anticipation, with the Whites heading back into the top-flight for the first time in 16 years.

Ahead of the campaign, which is due to begin on 12th September,  we take a closer look at our Premier League opponents in our A-Z.

 

 

 

Name: Manchester United

 

Nickname: Red Devils

 

Founded: 1878

 

Manager/head coach: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

 

Major Honours:

First Division/Premier League winners (20): 1907–08, 1910–11, 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13

FA Cup winners (12): 1908–09, 1947–48, 1962–63, 1976–77, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2015–16

League Cup winners (5): 1991–92, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2016–17

Charity Shield/Community Shield winners (21): 1908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965 (shared), 1967 (shared), 1977 (shared), 1983, 1990 (shared), 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016

European Cup/Champions League winners (3): 1967–68, 1998–99, 2007–08

European Cup Winners' Cup winners (1): 1990-91

Europa League (1): 2016-17

European Super Cup: 1991

Intercontinental Cup: 1999

FIFA Club World Cup: 2008

 

Ground: Old Trafford

Old Trafford

 

Stadium capacity: 74,879

 

Distance from Elland Road: 47 miles

 

2019/20 league position: 3rd (Premier League)

 

2019/20 top league goal scorer: Anthony Martial/Marcus Rashford (17)

 

2020/21 Premier League title odds: 8/1

 

2020/21 Premier League relegation odds: 1000/1

 

Previous encounters: 107

 

Leeds United wins: 26

 

Draws: 35

 

Manchester United wins: 46

 

Last time at home:

Tuesday 20th September 2011

League Cup Round 3

Leeds United 0

Manchester United 3 (Owen 15, 32, Giggs 45)

Luciano Becchio

 

Last time away:

Sunday 3rd January 2010

FA Cup Third Round

Manchester United 0

Leeds United 1 (Beckford 19)

Jermaine Beckford

 

Did you know? 

- In 1968 Manchester United became the first English team to win the European Cup

- Brothers, Jack Charlton of Leeds United and Bobby Charlton of Manchester United, both played for England in the 1966 World Cup final victory over West Germany 

- Old Trafford has the biggest ground capacity in the Premier League

 

From the photo archive:

Bobby & Jack Charlton

Saturday 11th January 1969- Brothers Jack and Bobby Charlton line-up against each other

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