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Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football
club, based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, that plays in the
Premier League. Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the
club earned its first FA Cup victory on 30 October 1886. The club
changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford
(pictured) in 1910. In 1968, under the management of Matt Busby,
Manchester United was the first English football club to win the
European Cup, ten years after the Munich air disaster that claimed the
lives of eight players. The current manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has won
37 major honours since he took over in November 1986. Manchester United
has won more titles than any other club in English football: 53
domestic trophies, a record 19 league titles, a record 11 FA Cups, four
League Cups and 19 FA Charity/Community Shields. The club has also been
successful globally, winning seven international titles: three European
Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one
Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. In 1998–99, the club
won a "Treble" of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the European Cup.
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As to the history of the revolution, my ideas may be peculiar, perhaps
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of the revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The
revolution was in the minds of the people.
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