Also known as Man United, Manchester United are often refered to as The Red Devils, as soon as tickets are available, they will be listed here on Seat Compare.
Manchester United still remains one of the kings in English football. They might not have the domination they used to have in the Premier League from mid 1990s to late 2000s but in FA Cup, they are the second team with most titles. The domestic fixtures in Old Trafford, including in FA Cup, are always full of excitement with the great atmosphere from the 74,140 fans in it.
The Red Devils have always had plenty of stars in the squad in each era. However, not many names managed to join the notable squad in history of FA Cup campaign. Some of those figures are Billy Meredith, Denis Law, Bobby Charlton, Ray Wilkins, Norman Whiteside, Bryan Robson, Mark Hughes, Eric Cantona, Steve Bruce, David Beckham, Ole Solksjaer, Ruud Van Nilsterooy and Cristiano Ronaldo. When it comes to the manager, only a few names come to mind who could bring the trophy. They are Ernest Mangnall, Sir Matt Busby, Ron Atkinson, Sir Alex Fergusson and Louis Van Gaal.
Manchester United clinched their glory, mainly in two eras, under Sir Matt Busby’s reign and Sir Alex Fergusson’s stint. They have guided the team to collect more titles. Overall, they have had 12 silverwares in FA Cup plus held runner up position on eight occasions.
The first title though was actually back in 1909 after thumping Bristol City. The next ones marked the beginning of their first domestic domination. Sir Matt Busby won the titles twice in 1948 and 1963. They stomped Blackpool 4-2 and Leicester City 3-1 respectively. Then in 1977 when they beat Liverpool followed by their double success in 1980s. It was Sir Alex’s predecessor, Ron Atkinson, who led to the team to their next glory by winning two trophies in 1983 and 1985. At that time, they easily won 4-0 over Brighton and 1-0 against Everton respectively. Finally, the 1990s belonged to Sir Alex with five FA Cup titles in hand. The last trophy was in 2016 when United was under the command of the Dutch boss Louis Van Gaal.
Meanwhile, the eight seasons they missed the titles were in 1957, 1958, 1976, 1979, 1995, 2005, 2007 and 2018. Once again the domination can be seen from the era of those two managers who also led United win the Champions League.
Manchester United’s best moments are surely quite a lot. Their first one was surely their first title in 1909. Billy Meredith and Co won 1-0 over Bristol City. The next one was their first trophy after their first long wait. Sir Matt Busby’s men crushed Blackpool 4-2 in 1948 final. Their other moments of glory took place during Sir Alex Ferguson’s stint. In 1990 final, Bryan Robson and Co had to count on a replay to beat Crystal Palace at the final. After being held in a 3-3 draw, United finally sealed a victory through a single goal of Lee Martin. It was not only the first trophy for Sir Alex but also saved the Scottish boss from being dismissed. Another one was definitely in 1999, their stellar season with treble winners. The Red Devils smashed Newcastle United 2-0 in the summit.
Meanwhile, their most heartbreaking moment was in 1995 when The Toffees thumped them 1-0. A single goal of Paul Rideot marked Everton’s victory as well as Sir Alex’s throphyless season after their domination started in early 1990s.
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