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Date: Tue May 26 22:45:22 GMT+00:00 1998
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Alex Ferguson, is keen to sign Argentina's new midfield discovery, Juan Riquelme.
Ferguson's brother, Martin, United's new European scout, sent back glowing
reviews about the 19-year-old playmaker, who excelled at the Toulon Under-21
tournament, which was won by his country. Now the Old Trafford club will approach Riquelme's club, Boca Juniors, about a transfer fee - but they may face competition from the Italian side,
Barry Your editor.
This Issue:
1. Stam (Mirror)
2. Stam get out clause + Argentinian youngster watched
3. End of season FAQ Part 1
4. End of season FAQ Part 2


Subject: Stam (Mirror) Comments: To: Red Devil List , Darul Kisai , Darul To: MUFC@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU UNITED WARY ON STAM MANCHESTER United have covered their backs in the record-busting 10.75million deal for Jaap Stam. The former PSV Eindhoven defender doesn't officially become a United player until July 1. Chairman Martin Edwards says: "We're obviously hoping everything will be OK. But if he were seriously injured in the World Cup then we would have the right to pull out of the deal." The tragedy of Marc Vivien Foe's leg break is an illustration of how dream moves can turn sour. The Lens star still wants to join United, but they are now waiting to assess the seriousness of Foe's injury.

From: J Callaghan Subject: Stam get out clause + Argentinian youngster watched Comments: To: RED-DEVILS@PIPELINE.COM To: MUFC@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU X-MIME-Autoconverted: from quoted-printable to 8bit by eris.web-plus.dk id OAA23805 TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1998 Argentinian youngster watched Manchester United are set to approach Argentinian club side Boca Juniors about a transfer fee for highly-rated youngster Juan Riquelme. Alex Ferguson has had his eye on the 19 year old midfielder for quite some time now. The manager's brother, Martin, is a scout at Old Trafford and went over to see the player in action in the recent Toulon Under 21 international tournament. Inter Milan scouts were also present in France to watch Riquelme help his country win the tournament. The Boca star has already been capped at full international level, when he came off the bench in Argentina's last World Cup qualifier against Columbia. Riquelme has been a regular for his club this season, who finished second in the championship and it seems that they are resigned to losing him to a top European club after the World Cup finals in France. Stam clause United have revealed that there is a get-out clause in the Jaap Stam deal, which would be invoked should should the Dutch defender get injured in the World Cup. The PSV star doesn't officially sign until July 1 and if he picks up a serious injury in France 98 he will not move to United. Chairman Martin Edwards said: "We're obviously hoping everything will be okay, but if he were seriously injured in the World Cup then we would have the right to pull out of the deal." Loan star tug-of-war Youngster Grant Brebner, who could well be on his way out of Old Trafford this summer, is wanted by no less than three Scottish clubs. The Scottish Under 21 international has been on loan at Hibernian and Easter Road boss Alex McLeish is keen to conclude a permanent deal for the player. However, both Dundee United and St Johnstone are interested and, unlike Hibees, they can offer him top flight football north of the border. McLeish mused: "He is entitled to talk to other teams, but if he stays in Scotland we are confident it will be with us." Brebner is rated in the 200,000 bracket and there is still an outside chance that he will return to Old Trafford for another season. Ticket backlash United have hit back at complaints from the Football Supporters Association that they are exploiting the public by increasing season-ticket prices. Over a month ago United informed fans it would cost around 1 a game more to watch home games next season, but said the increase was well in line with inflation and tickets remain amongst the cheapest in the Premiership. The FSA claims supporters are being forced to pay up or stay away by many clubs, including United.

From: jem Subject: End of season FAQ Part 1 To: MUFC@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU Manchester United FAQ MANCHESTER UNITED F.A.Q. May 1998 Contents PART 1 Introduction First Team Fixtures 1997/98 First Team Squad 1997/98 Young Professionals 1997/98 PART 2 Directors and Staff Address and Telephone Numbers Home Grounds Ticket Availability Museum and Tour Centre Membership Scheme Supporters Club Branches (Overseas) Independent Manchester United Supporters Association Fanzines Manchester United WWW Pages Manchester United Electronic Mailing List Manchester United Internet Relay Chat Manchester United Radio Other Information and FAQ Honours INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Manchester United FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). I have tried do deal with the areas which will be of interest to both new and long-standing fans. If some of the information seems obvious, remember there will be those to whom it is new. If there are any areas you would like to see covered in future issues, please get in touch. Likewise, any comments, corrections, questions or additional information should be sent to me at jem@netgate.net This FAQ is available online via http://www.netgate.net/~jem/mu/muhome.htm This FAQ was the creation of Paul Busby, I just maintain it. Your FAQ host, Mike. PART 1 - CURRENT SEASON INFORMATION DISCLAIMER This MUFC FAQ is not officially approved or endorsed in any other way by Manchester United Football Club. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Manchester United who do not directly contribute in any way. Although everything is accurate to the best of my knowledge, no reliance should be placed upon the information contained here. PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES Jul 17 a fr Thailand 2-0 Butt,Tongsukkaew(og) 25,000 Jul 19 a fr South China 1-0 Cruyff unknown Jul 21 a fr Urawa Red Diamonds 2-1 Solskjaer(2) 17,462 Jul 27 a fr Inter Milan 1-1 Butt 50,000 (lost 4-1 on pens) Jul 30 h fr Inter Milan 1-1 Clegg 48,579 Aug 5 h fr Slavia Prague 2-2 Poborsky,Cooke 22,075 FIRST TEAM FIXTURES 1997/98 Aug 3 W cs Chelsea 1-1 Johnsen 73,636 (won 4-2 on pens) Aug 10 a pl Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Butt,Vega(og) 26,359 Aug 13 h pl Southampton 1-0 Beckham 55,008 Aug 23 a pl Leicester City 0-0 21,221 Aug 27 a pl Everton 2-0 Beckham,Sheringham 40,079 Aug 30 h pl Coventry City 3-0 Cole,Keane,Poborsky 55,074 Sep 13 h pl West Ham 2-1 Keane,Scholes 55,068 Sep 17 a ec Kosice 3-0 Irwin,Berg,Cole 22,000 Sep 20 a pl Bolton Wanderers 0-0 25,000 Sep 24 h pl Chelsea 2-2 Scholes,Solskjaer 55,163 Sep 27 a pl Leeds United 0-1 39,952 Oct 1 h ec Juventus 3-2 Sheringham,Scholes,Giggs 53,428 Oct 4 h pl Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheringham, 55,143 Hreidarsson(og) Oct 14 a cc Ipswich Town 0-2 22,173 Oct 18 a pl Derby County 2-2 Sheringham,Cole 30,014 Oct 22 h ec Feyenoord 2-1 Scholes,Irwin 53,188 Oct 25 h pl Barnsley 7-0 Cole(3),Giggs(2), 55,142 Scholes,Poborsky Nov 1 h pl Sheffield Wednesday 6-1 Sheringham(2),Cole, 55,259 Solskjaer(2),Newsome(og) Nov 5 a ec Feyenoord 3-1 Cole(3) 45,000 Nov 8 a pl Arsenal 2-3 Sheringham(2) 38,205 Nov 22 a pl Wimbledon 5-2 Butt,Beckham(2),Scholes, 26,309 Cole Nov 26 h ec Kosice 3-0 Cole,Faktor(og), 53,535 Sheringham Nov 30 h pl Blackburn Rovers 4-0 Solksjaer(2), 55,175 Henchez(og),Kenna(og) Dec 6 a pl Liverpool 3-1 Cole(2),Beckham 41,027 Dec 10 a ec Juventus 0-1 47,786 Dec 13 h pl Aston Villa 1-0 Giggs 55,151 Dec 20 a pl Newcastle United 1-0 Cole 36,767 Dec 26 h pl Everton 2-0 Berg,Cole 55,167 Dec 28 a pl Coventry City 2-3 Solskjaer,Sheringham 23,054 Jan 4 a fa Chelsea 5-3 Beckham(2),Cole(2), 34,792 Sheringham Jan 10 h pl Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Giggs(2) 55,281 Jan 19 a pl Southampton 0-1 15,241 Jan 24 h fa Walsall 5-1 Cole(2),Solskjaer(2), 54,669 Johnsen Jan 31 h pl Leicester City 0-1 55,156 Feb 7 h pl Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Cole 55,156 Feb 15 h fa Barnsley 1-1 Sheringham 54,700 Feb 18 a pl Aston Villa 2-0 Beckham,Giggs 39,372 Feb 21 h pl Derby County 2-0 Giggs,Irwin 55,179 Feb 25 a fa Barnsley 2-3 Sheringham,Cole 18,655 Feb 28 a pl Chelsea 1-0 P.Neville 34,511 Mar 4 a ec Monaco 0-0 15,000 Mar 7 a pl Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 39,427 Mar 11 a pl West Ham United 1-1 Scholes 25,892 Mar 14 h pl Arsenal 0-1 55,174 Mar 18 h ec Monaco 1-1 Solskjaer 53,683 Mar 28 h pl Wimbledon 2-0 Johnsen,Scholes 55,306 Apr 6 a pl Blackburn Rovers 3-1 Cole,Scholes,Beckham 30,547 Apr 10 h pl Liverpool 1-1 Johnsen 55,171 Apr 18 h pl Newcastle United 1-1 Beckham 55,194 Apr 27 a pl Crystal Palace 3-0 Scholes,Butt,Cole 26,180 May 2 h pl Leeds United 3-0 Giggs,Irwin,Beckham 55,167 May 10 a pl Barnsley 2-0 Cole,Sheringham 18,694 pl = FA Premier League ec = European Cup/Champions League fa = FA Cup cc = Coca Cola (League) Cup cs = Charity Shield fr = Friendly W = Wembley q = Quarter Final s = Semi Final FIRST TEAM APPEARANCES 1997/98 Name League League Cup European Cup FA Cup Total Beckham 34(3) 0 8 3(1) 45(4) Berg 23(4) 0 5(2) 2 30(6) Brown 1(1) 0 0 0 1(1) Butt 31(2) 0 7 1 39(2) Cole 31(2) 1 6(1) 3 41(3) Clegg 1(1) 0 (1) 2(1) 3(3) Cruyff 3(2) 1 0 (1) 4(3) Curtis 3(5) 1 0 0 4(5) Giggs 28(1) 0 5 1 34(1) Higginbottom (1) 0 0 0 (1) Irwin 23(2) (1) 6 3(1) 32(4) Johnsen 18(4) 1 5 3 27(4) Keane 9 0 1 0 10 May 7(1) 1 0 1 9(1) McClair 2(11) 1 (2) 3 6(13) Mulryne 1 1 0 (1) 2(1) Nevland (1) (1) 0 2(1) 2(3) Neville,G 35 0 8 2(1) 45(1) Neville,P 24(6) 1 6(2) 3 34(8) Pallister 33 0 6 3 42 Pilkington 2 0 0 0 2 Poborsky 3(6) 1 2(4) 0 6(10) Schmeichel 32 0 7 4 43 Scholes 27(3) (1) 6(1) 2 35(5) Sheringham 28(3) 0 7 2(1) 37(4) Solskjaer 15(6) 0 3(3) 1(1) 19(10) Thornley (4) 1 0 2 3(4) Twiss 0 0 0 (1) (1) Wallwork (1) 0 0 0 (1) Van Der Gouw 4(1) 1 1 0 6(1) FIRST TEAM GOALSCORERS 1997/98 Name League League Cup European Cup FA Cup Total Cole 15 0 5 5 25 Sheringham 9 0 2 3 14 Beckham 9 0 0 2 11 Scholes 8 0 2 0 10 Solskjaer 6 0 1 2 9 Giggs 8 0 1 0 9 Irwin 2 0 2 0 4 Butt 3 0 0 0 3 Johnsen 2 0 0 1 3 Keane 2 0 0 0 2 Poborsky 2 0 0 0 2 Berg 1 0 1 0 2 Neville,P 1 0 0 0 1 Own Goal 5 0 1 0 6 TOTAL 73 0 15 13 101 FIRST TEAM SQUAD 1997/98 Name Position Age Ht Weight Birthplace 1 Peter Schmeichel Goalkeeper 33 6' 4" 16st 2lb Gladsaxe, DK 2 Gary Neville Defender 22 5'11" 12st 4lb Bury 3 Denis Irwin Defender 31 5' 8" 10st 10lb Cork, IRE 4 David May Defender 27 6' 0" 13st 4lb Oldham 5 Ronnie Johnsen Defender 28 6' 2" 13st 0lb Sandefjord, NOR 6 Gary Pallister Defender 32 6' 4" 15st 0lb Ramsgate 7 David Beckham Midfield 22 6' 0" 11st 11lb Leytonstone 8 Nicky Butt Midfield 21 5'10" 11st 4lb Manchester 9 Andy Cole Forward 25 5'11" 11st 13lb Nottingham 10 Teddy Sheringham Forward 31 6' 0" 12st 4lb Highams Park 11 Ryan Giggs Forward 23 5'11" 10st 9lb Cardiff, WAL 12 Phil Neville Defender 20 5'11" 12st 0lb Bury 13 Brian McClair Forward 33 5'10" 13st 0lb Airdrie, SCO 14 Jordi Cruyff Forward 23 6' 0" 11st 0lb Amsterdam, HOL 15 Karel Poborsky Midfield 25 5' 9" 11st 2lb Jindinchuv, CZ 16 Roy Keane Midfield 25 5'10" 12st 4lb Cork, IRE 17 Rai van der Gouw Goalkeeper 34 6' 3" 13st 1lb Oldenzaal, HOL 18 Paul Scholes Forward 22 5' 7" 11st 10lb Salford 20 Ole Solskjaer Forward 24 5'10" 11st 10lb Kristiansund, NOR 21 Henning Berg Defender 27 6' 12st 4lb Eidsvoll, NOR 22 Eric Nevland Forward 19 5' 10" 11st 10lb Stavanger, NOR 23 Ben Thornley Forward 22 5' 9" 11st 8lb Bury 24 John O'Kane Defender 22 5'10" 12st 4lb Nottingham 25 Kevin Pilkington Goalkeeper 23 6' 1" 13st 4lb Hitchin 26 Chris Casper Defender 22 6' 0" 12st 0lb Burnley 27 Terry Cooke Forward 20 5' 7" 10st 2lb Marston Green 28 Phil Mulryne Midfield 19 5' 7" 10st 13lb Belfast, NI 30 Ronnie Wallwork Defender 19 5'10" 12st 10lb Manchester 31 John Curtis Defender 18 5' 10" 11st 7lb Nuneaton 32 Michael Clegg Defender 20 5' 8" 11st 6lb Ashton-u-Lyne Information on age, height and weight correct as of 1st August 1997. End of MUFC FAQ Part One.

From: jem Subject: End of season FAQ Part 2 To: MUFC@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU MANCHESTER UNITED F.A.Q. PART 2 - GENERAL AND HISTORIC INFORMATION DISCLAIMER This MUFC FAQ is not officially approved or endorsed in any other way by Manchester United Football Club. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Manchester United who do not directly contribute in any way. Although everything is accurate to the best of my knowledge, no reliance should be placed upon the information contained here. PART 2 Directors and Staff Address and Telephone Numbers Home Grounds Ticket Availability Museum and Tour Centre Membership Scheme Supporters Club Branches (Overseas) Independent Manchester United Supporters Association Fanzines Manchester United WWW Pages Manchester United Electronic Mailing List Manchester United Radio Other Information and FAQ Honours DIRECTORS AND STAFF Directors CM Edwards (Chairman and Chief Executive), JM Edelson, Sir Bobby Charlton CBE, EM Watkins, RL Olive, Secretary Ken Merrett Ass. Secretary Ken Ramsden Membership Sec. Barry Moorhouse Manager Alex Ferguson CBE Ass. Manager Brian Kidd Reserves Manager Jim Ryan Youth Teams Mgr Eric Harrison Physio David Fevre ADDRESS Manchester United Football Club, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA, England. TELEPHONE NUMBERS Callers from the UK outside Manchester should prefix numbers with 161. Callers from overseas should dial their international access code, followed by the code for the United Kingdom (usually 44), and then 161 and the relevant number as shown below. Office hours are 09:00-17:30 UTC (UTC+1 in summer) Main Switchboard 872-1661 or 930-1968 Ticket & Match Info 872-0199 (24 hours recorded message) Mail Order Merchandising 877-9777 Membership Office 872-5208 Museum & Tour Centre 877-4002 Fax (Offices) 876-5502 Fax (Merchandising) 872-0941 E-mail not available WWW http://www.sky.co.uk/sports/manu/ HOME GROUNDS First Team - Old Trafford (Capacity 55,000) Reserves - Old Trafford (Gigg Lane,Bury during November-March) 'A' Team - The Cliff, Lower Broughton Road, Lower Broughton, Salford. 'B' Team - Littleton Road, Lower Kersal, Salford. Youth Cup matches are usually played at Old Trafford. TICKET AVAILABILITY Overseas supporters should write for tickets to Old Trafford giving as much prior notice as possible. With the increased capacity now available, there should not be too much of a problem obtaining tickets for all but the biggest games. I believe that you can collect and pay for your tickets on the day of the game but check this with the ticket office. Ticket touts (scalpers) operate along Sir Matt Busby Way and generally ask 50 to 100 pounds sterling depending upon the opposition. Close to kick-off time, they will accept 30 to 50 pounds sterling. Fortunately, there are still a few genuine fans who will sell any spare tickets they have at face value. Best of luck! Tickets for away games are generally only available to Season Ticket holders only. Details, as available, are announced on the 24 hour Ticket and Match Information Service. Tickets are not required for reserve team games. Members can gain free admission and non-members pay Stlg. 2.00 for adults, 1.00 for children. Crowds are usually 3-4,000. Admission to Youth Cup games at Old Trafford is Stlg. 2.00 for adults and 1.00 for children. Crowds are usually 2-3,000 but reach 20-30,000 for a final! MUSEUM AND TOUR CENTRE The Manchester United museum was officially opened in 1986 by the mother of Duncan Edwards. Its popularity has rapidly grown to the extent that it now has more visitors than Wembley Stadium! The museum traces the entire history of United and contains replicas of trophies won, famous players' shirts and medals, historic programmes, and a wealth of other material. The stadium tour takes you 'behind the scenes' at Old Trafford and includes visits to the control centre, press conference room, director's lounge, dressing rooms and players 'dug-outs'. The popularity of the tours means it is advisable to book in advance and essential during school holidays. The museum is open six days a week (closed Mondays, except bank holidays) and stadium tours run hourly commencing at 10am. Last tour is at 2pm.No tours are run on match-days and restricted tours operate the days before and after a match, omitting the dressing rooms. Prices in pounds sterling Adult Child Museum only 2.95 1.95 Museum and Stadium Tour 4.95 2.95 Members can obtain a 1.00 discount by using the voucher in their book. MEMBERSHIP SCHEME The Manchester United Membership scheme was introduced in April 1987 in response to a government directive for controlling an increasing threat of hooliganism in English football. In its first season, United had around 40,000 members but thanks to recent sucesses, the number had risen by last season to over 120,000 from all over the globe. For those who may be interested in joining, season 1997/98 costs of membership were Prices in pounds sterling Adult Junior Great Britain 12.00 6.00 Europe 15.00 9.00 Rest of the World 20.00 15.00 All payments MUST be made in sterling. Cheques, postal orders and bank drafts should be made payable to 'Manchester United'. If paying by cheque, please write your full address on reverse. Cash can only be accepted from personal callers. Applications should be sent to the Membership Office at Old Trafford. Benefits of Membership Priority and a discount over non-members for first team match tickets Free admission to reserve team games Official Yearbook Official poster and results chart Christmas and End of Season brochures Voucher for 1.00 off admission price to Stadium Tour and/or Museum 10% off purchases from the souvenir shops 10% off subscriptions to programmes, magazines, videos etc. MANCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS CLUB BRANCHES Full details of all branches can be found in the Manchester United Official Yearbook sent to members. There are over 100 branches in the UK and Ireland and prospective members should contact Old Trafford for details of their nearest branch. Overseas branches have been formed in the following countries. AUSTRALIA (N.S.W.) AUSTRALIA (South) AUSTRALIA (Western) BELGIUM CANADA CYPRUS GERMANY (German Friends) GERMANY (German Reds) GERMANY (Krefeld Reds) GIBRALTAR HOLLAND ICELAND JAPAN (Tokyo) LUXEMBOURG MALAYSIA MALTA MAURITIUS SCANDINAVIA SOUTH AFRICA SWITZERLAND (Swiss Devils) U.S.A. (muscusa@datacapture.com) INDEPENDENT MANCHESTER UNITED SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION IMUSA was formed in 1995 to provide a vehicle whereby the ordinary fan canmake his or her voice heard by the club. They are also attempting to build up dialogue with the club so that the fans are kept in touch with events. If anyone is interested in joining IMUSA or would like more details then contact Nick Clay on or write to IMUSA PO Box 69 Stretford Manchester M32 0UZ or obtain information by ftp as follows: send mail to mailserver@dynamo.demon.co.uk with text message get imusa/membership FANZINES Fanzines are magazines writen by, and for, the fans. They are totally unofficial and are an outlet for the fans to voice their opinions. Needless to say, they are not sold in the souvenir shops but are on sale outside the ground on match days. United have well established fanzines which are available by subscription. They all welcome contributions written by supporters. Journalistic talent is not required, just an opinion! Red Issue, 4th floor, Clayton House, 59 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2AQ or redissue@saqnet.co.uk Subscription (10 issues) Cheques/P.O. payable to 'Red Issue VOTF' U.K. 13.50 Europe 16.50 Rest of the World 25.00 United We Stand, PO Box 45, Manchester M41 1GQ Subscription (10 issues) Cheques/P.O. payable to 'United We Stand' U.K. 12.50 Rest of the World 15.00 Red News, PO Box 384, London WC1 N 3RJ Subscription (6 issues) Cheques/P.O. payable to 'Red News' U.K. 8.00 Rest of the World 11.00 MANCHESTER UNITED WWW PAGES This FAQ is available via http://www.netgate.net/~jem/mu/muhome.htm MUFC now have their own official page at http://www.sky.co.uk/sports/manu/ There are also an increasing number of unofficial pages produced by fans. Your best starting point for these sites is the Worldwide Manchester United Fans Webring. This is a WEBRING for all Man U related websites. To look at the sites or add your site (content should mainly be facts or anything related to Manchester United Football Club) go to Ringmaster: Barry Leeming's (barrylee@post3.tele.dk) page at: http://www.red11.org/mufc/manuring.htm The United Electronic Mail Digest is updated daily at http://www.cs.indiana.edu/usr/local/hyplan/ccheah/MUFC/mufc.html The following commercial pages contain match reports etc. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ http://www.soccernet.com/manutd/index.html http://www.fa-premier.com/mufc/index.html http://www.the-times.co.uk http://espnet.sportszone.com/soccer/ http://www.sporting-life.com/ These addresses are, as always, subject to change. THE MANCHESTER UNITED ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST Many thanks to CP Cheah for maintaining the list. If you have any problems whatsoever with this list, please contact him at mufc@indiana.edu cleary stating what your problem is. A few common requests are detailed below. These commands MUST be sent to the listserver, listserv@listserv.indiana.edu , and NOT to the usual mailing list address. To receive complete digest of a day's postings rather than individual messages, send the command :- set mufc digests To receive up-to-the-minute mail whenever it is sent out, then send the command :- set mufc mail To temporarily stop receiving messages (because you are away on holiday for instance), send the command :- set mufc nomail To restore normal service, send the command :- set mufc mail To permanently leave the list, send the command :- signoff mufc Once again, if you have any questions regarding the list, please contact CP Cheah at, mufc@indiana.edu , AND NOT ME!!! MANCHESTER UNITED RADIO Manchester United Radio broadcasts on 1413 KHz on the medium wave on matchdays only from 4 hours before kick-off to an hour or so after the game. The signal strength is very low and can only be picked up in a 4 or 5 mile radius of the ground. This is due to government broadcasting restrictions. Other local radio frequencies are Piccadilly Radio on 1152 KHz and Greater Manchester Radio on 95.1 MHz. BBC Radio 5 broadcasts nationally on 909KHz (or 693KHz in certain areas). Piccadilly Radio can be listened to over the Internet on RealAudio for match commentaries via the Key103 web site: http://www.key103fm.com/html/home.html Other UK radios stations such as BBC Radio 5 and Capitol Gold also have match commentaries that may feature United over Real Audio. OTHER INFORMATION Date formed : 1878 as Newton Heath LYR (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway) 1890 LYR suffix dropped when support from railway company ended 1902 became Manchester United after Newton Heath bankruptcy Size of Old Trafford pitch : 116 x 76 yards Kit colours : 'Home' - Red shirts, White shorts, Black socks 'Away' - White shirts, White shorts, White socks '3rd' - Blue shirts, Blue shorts, Blue socks The 'Away' kit is not used at all away games but only where there is a colour clash e.g. Liverpool. At away games where the opposition wear white shorts, United may change to black shorts. The third kit is used at away games where both the 'home' and 'away' kits clash with the opposition eg Southampton, Sunderland. How do I get a merchandising catalogue? Write, phone, or fax the merchandising dept at Old Trafford requesting a catalogue. Although goods can be ordered by credit card, overseas supporters should be aware of the high shipping charges made. Europe - One item : Stlg. 5.00. More than one item : Stlg. 14.00 Rest of the World - Stlg. 35.00 per order or subject to weight if greater How do I get to Old Trafford? Bus - Buses leave Chorlton Street in central Manchester direct to the ground. Other areas of Manchester also have routes to Old Trafford. Car - Leave the M63 at junction 7 and take the A56 towards Manchester. Train - Special trains run from Oxford Road station in central Manchester direct to the ground. Tram - The Metrolink line between Altrincham and Bury runs through central Manchester and there is a station at Old Trafford. Can I watch United training? Supporters are usually allowed into The Cliff to watch the players train. On most days, training starts at about 10.00 and lasts until about 12.30. The players often drive over to Littleton Road (half a mile away) and do the training there. Although there are usually only 20 or 30 people watching, during school holidays the figure is more like 400 or 500. Players do not normally train on the day of a game. Most players are happy to spend some time with the fans after training to allow them to get autographs and take photos. How do I write to the players? Write c/o MUFC, Old Trafford. A signed photo is usually sent if asked for but you may have a long wait if you write to the most popular players. Who or what is Fred the Red? Fred the Red is the official mascot of Manchester United and is an anthropomorphic(!) representation of a red devil dressed in a United kit who appears before the kick-off and at half time at home games. He made his debut at the final game of the 1993/94 season against Coventry where he got lynched by the players! Although a source of considerable embarrassment to anyone over the age of puberty, he is very popular with the kids and generates considerable revenue via merchandising. What is Manchester United plc? Manchester United plc (public limited company) is the company formed in July 1991 to enable United to be a company quoted on the London Stock Exchange. For the year ending 31st July 1997, turnover was Stlg.88,000,000. Profit before taxation was Stlg.27,500,000. As of 3rd December 1995, the share price was 194p. As of 1 May 1997, they were priced at over 600p! With approximately 62,000,000 shares issued, that valued the company at over Stlg.350m. It is a sobering thought that in 1989, Chairman Martin Edwards agreed to sell the club to Michael Knighton for Stlg 10m. Most shares are owned by financial institutions but Martin Edwards remains the largest individual shareholder. Martin Edwards inherited his shares in the club from his father, Louis Edwards, who bought into the club in the late 50s. HONOURS European Champion Clubs' Cup Winners 1968 European Cup Winners Cup Winners 1991 FA Premiership Champions 1993 1994 1996 1997 Runners up 1995 Football League Div 1 Champions 1908 1911 1952 1956 1957 1965 1967 Runners up 1947 1948 1949 1951 1959 1964 1968 1980 1988 1992 FA Challenge Cup Winners 1909 1948 1963 1977 1983 1985 1990 1994 1996 Runners up 1957 1958 1976 1979 1995 Football League Cup Winners 1992 Runners up 1983 1991 1994 World Club Championship Runners up 1968 European Super Cup Winners 1991 FA Charity Shield Winners 1908 1911 1952 1956 1957 1983 1993 1994 1996 Joint Winners 1965 1967 1977 1990 Runners up 1948 1963 1985 FA Youth Cup Winners 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1964 1992 1995 Runners up 1982 1986 1993 End of MUFC FAQ Part Two. Home

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