Manchester United Football Club
Manchester United Football Club
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Manchester United Football Club

1877 Manchester, England


Manchester United was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878. The owners of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway company permitted the workers to form a football club to keep them in good shape and occupy their time. It was one of the most common ways in which football clubs were founded at the time; the other being through churches who wanted to keep young men out of the pubs. Newton Heath struggled in the early days. Alf H. Albut was ...
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