Undoubtedly the most celebrated and successful club in the English Premier League, Manchester United split opinions, as they are adored and hated in almost equal measure.
Manchester United have been struggling
However, after being overtaken by Manchester City in recent years, United are keen to shift the balance of power. Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, United’s troubles have been well documented, but with a new manager in the dugout, perhaps they might see an upturn in their fortunes.
Manchester United’s Stadium – An Overview
United were originally known as Newton Heath when they were founded in 1878. However, by 1902, Newton Heath changed to Manchester United, and they have a world famous stadium that is the envy of many of their rivals.
More commonly known as “The Theatre of Dreams”, Old Trafford officially opened in 1910 with a capacity of approximately 80,000. During World War II, Old Trafford was used as a depot by the military after it was heavily damaged following a sustained German bombing raid.
During the post-war period, Old Trafford underwent several renovations, and it has seen an increase in capacity over the years. Now, attendance figures are typically 70,000+. And Old Trafford has hosted some incredible league and Champions League games over the years.
Manchester United Squad 2022/23
United may have been slower than some of their rivals in entering the transfer market, however, they still have strength in depth. We have listed United’s full squad as it stands going into the new campaign:
- David De Gea
- Tom Heaton
- Victor Lindelof
- Eric Bailly
- Phil Jones
- Harry Maguire
- Lisandro Martinez
- Tyrell Malacia
- Raphael Varane
- Diogo Dalot
- Luke Shaw
- Alex Telles
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka
- Brandon Williams
- Axel Tuanzebe
- Teden Mengi
- Alvaro Fernandez
- Bruno Fernandes
- Christian Eriksen
- Amad Diallo
- Facundo Pellistri
- Donny van de Beek
- James Garner
- Scott McTominay
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Anthony Martial
- Marcus Rashford
- Mason Greenwood
- Jadon Sancho
- Anthony Elanga
- Tahith Chong
- Shola Shoretire
- Alejandro Garnacho
Manchester United By the Numbers
Manchester United are trying to reach the pinnacle of English football, but we have crunched the numbers and outlined a few stats that encompass their time spent in the EPL:
- 13 – EPL titles which is more than any other side in the history of the competition.
- 632 – Appearances made by Ryan Giggs in the EPL. Only Gareth Barry (653) has amassed more.
- 2,185 – Goals scored in the EPL. Only two other teams have struck 2,000 or more goals (Liverpool and Arsenal).
- 703 – Wins recorded in EPL history.
- 478 – Clean sheets amassed in the EPL.
How did Manchester United fare last season?
Last season was a rather turbulent campaign. After sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the wake of a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Watford, United chiefs installed Ralf Rangnick as the interim manager.
However, the change didn’t have the desired effect as United limped to sixth spot and claimed a Europa League spot at the expense of West Ham. For a club of United’s stature, last season was a major disappointment.
What can we expect from Manchester United this season?
This is a bold era for Manchester United as they have a new manager in charge, so it will be hoped he can restore some pride and glory to a side that has been a fading force.
There have been some promising signs in pre-season that United appear to be in good shape. Despite some concerns about Maguire as well as lingering worries about Ronaldo’s future, the minimum remit should be a top-four spot.
With a couple of new additions, United could muscle their way into the top four and we should expect the likes of Sancho to take off. He is a huge talent that could tear things up.
Manchester United FAQs
Who is Manchester United’s opening league game against?
Manchester United will begin their EPL campaign at home to Brighton on Sunday, August 7.
Who is Manchester United’s current manager?
Erik ten Hag is United’s head coach and he was formally appointed over the summer. Before that, he was in charge of Ajax where he won six trophies, and he took the Dutch side within a whisker of reaching the Champions League Final in 2019.
How many times have Manchester United won the EPL?
Manchester United have lifted the EPL title on 13 occasions, but the last time they hoisted the trophy was in 2013.
Who’s the all time top goalscorer for Manchester United
Wayne Rooney is the top goalscorer of Manchester United with 208 Premier League goals