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For a club with such a rich history, and so many recent triumphs, 2009/10 will go down as one of the most disappointing campaigns of Sir Alex Ferguson’s tenure. For many clubs, a Carling (League) Cup win would represent success but for team that has dominated in England for almost two decades and has triumphed in Europe twice in recent years, second in the Premiership and exits in the FA Cup and Champions League before the final stages simply does not equate to acceptable.
Wayne Rooney will once again lead the line. Despite a less than impressive World Cup campaign, fans can expect the enigmatic forward to be firing on all cylinders when the season begins. His all-round play enhances his goal-scoring ability making him their most dangerous player and prized asset.
The ever-green Ryan Giggs continues to play a large role in Sir Alex Ferguson’s plans as does Paul Scholes and with both Michael Owen and Owen Hargreaves declaring themselves fit for pre-season, the experience in the squad remains strong.
New signing Javier Hernandez, whose move from Chivas de Guadalajara made him United’s first Mexican, will hope to play a more prominent role in United’s strike force than some of his predecessors. Likened to the goal-scoring hero of the 1999 Champions League final Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Hernandez will face competition from the so-far disappointing Dimitar Berbatov who remains at Old Trafford despite various rumours liking him with a move away.
A Brief History
Man Utd were first known as Newton Heath LYR (Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway). They joined the Football League in 1892 and changed their name to Manchester United ten years later. They won their first league title in 1907/8 and their first FA Cup a year later. In 1910, they moved from Bank Street to Old Trafford, their home ever since and a fabulous place in which to watch live football.
During the suspension of league football through the Second World War, Old Trafford remained in the headlines for the wrong reasons. A German Air Raid bombed the ground in March 1941, causing much damage to the main stand, dressing rooms and offices. 1945 saw two major events - WW2 ended and a certain Matt Busby joined Manchester United.
The Busby years saw highs and lows. The lowest ebb was the Munich Disaster of 6th February 1958. The team were returning from a second leg European tie against Red Star Belgrade, winning 5-4 on aggregate. Upon stopping to refuel at Munich airport, the plane crashed, killing 22 of the 44 passengers on board including seven players. Fifteen days later, that number rose to eight when Duncan Edwards, a player whose name continues to be mentioned amongst the greatest in the history of the game, died in hospital in Germany as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Edwards was one of the team that had become known as the Busby Babes. The whole nation was in mourning, and from a football perspective, it seemed almost an impossible blow from which Man Utd may never recover.
But recover they did, and in the 1960's, Busby had assembled another side capable of competing on all fronts. With legends such as Denis Law, Bobby Charlton and the Irish superstar George Best, they won the FA Cup, became champions of England and, in 1968, became the first English club to win the European Cup by beating Benfica 4-1. Busby retired the following year.
When Alex Ferguson arrived from Aberdeen in November 1986, no-one could have predicted that a similar if not superior dominance would follow. In the twenty plus years since he joined, Ferguson has become the most successful manager in the history of English football, winning everything including two European Cups (including one under the Champions League format).
Standards and expectations are always exceptionally high at Old Trafford. With league and European titles secured during recent campaigns, you can bet that Sir Alex will be doubling his efforts to fill the trophy cabinet with as many as he can this year.
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