An English football club based in Manchester, Manchester United is one of the sports' marquee franchises. Also known as the Red Devils, Manchester United has boasted some of the game's all-time great players including George Best, Denis Law, Jack Rowley, Dennis Viollet, Bobby Charlton, Andrew Cole, Eric Cantona, Roy Keane
and David Beckham
as well as current stars Cristiano Ronaldo
and Wayne Rooney
. Manchester United has won the English league 15 times, first in 1907-08 and most recently in 2002-03.
The club was called Newton Heath F.C. from 1878-1902. In 1902, new owner J H Davies changed the name to Manchester United.
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