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Manchester United decline Condoms! Plus other widely unknown trivia

By: Guest Writer.

Slow news day! Yes it is, but did you know

Bobby Charlton was Manchester United’s top goal scorer in season 1972 /73 with a grand total of 6 goals, followed in the next season 73/74 by Sammy McIlroy as United’s top goal scorer netting 6 times also. And we are worried, concerned about Wayne Rooney Manchester United’s 4th highest goal – scorer in the entire club’s rich history?


A few of the items rejected for sale by the Manchester United Megastore:

1- United toilet roll.
2- United condoms.
3- United blowup dolls.
4- United edible knickers.
5- United hub caps.

Top selling items in the megastore at Old Trafford:

1. Replica shirts.
2. Car accessories.
3. Players mugs.
4. Club crested key-rings.
5. Plush toys.

Some other Manchester United megastore trivia:

  • The store trades on a square footage of nearly 14.000.
  • 30 staffs are employed at the store during non match days.
  • On match days an additional 60 casual staff are on duty.
  • 12 security personnel are deployed on match days.
  • Close to 30 thousand fans visit the store on match day ,
  • Almost 40% of the total average attendance .
  • The store attracts nearly 1 million customers annually.
  • The range of merchandise numbers nearly 2000 products.

 

Some notable quotes by Tommy Docherty, Man United manager 1972- 77:

1. ” I have been punished for falling in love “, Tommy Docherty after being sacked.

2.” I gave the club the FA cup .They gave me the sack”

3. ” Football management these days is like a nuclear war – no winners, just survivors”

 

 

The 10 longest serving Man United managers are:

1. Sir Alex Ferguson ( 1986 — )

2. Sir Matt Busby ( 1945 -1969 & 1970 – 71 )

3. Ernest Mangnall ( 1903 – 1912 )

4. Walter Crickmer (1931 – 1932 & 1937 – 1945 )

5. John Robson (1914 – 1921 )

6. Tommy Docherty (1972 – 77 )

7. Scott Duncan (1932 -37 )

8. Ron Atkinson (1981 – 86 )

9. John Chapman (1921 – 26 )

10 .Herbert Bamlett (1927 – 31 )

 

The top 5 away attendances for United games:

 

Year Attendance Competition Result

1957 135,000 European Cup/Semi final Real Madrid 3 United 1

 

1968 125,000 European Cup/Semi final Real Madrid 3 United 3

 

1994 114, 273 Champions league Barcelona 4 United 0

 

1968 105,000 European cup/1-8 final Gornik Zabrze 1 United 0

 

1958 80,000 European Cup/Semi final AC Milan 4 United 0

 

Only 9 Latin Americans have worn the United shirt:

Diego Forlan, Uruguay

Juan Sebastian Veron, Argentina

Kleberson, Brazil

Gabriel Heinze, Argentina

Anderson, Brazil

Rafael da Silva, Brazil

Fabio da Silva, Brazil

Antonio Valencia, Ecuador

Javier Hernandez, Mexico

Angelo Henriquez, Chile, possibly new number 10?

 

 

Sir Alex Ferguson’s best sides as voted by the ‘ fans ‘ in 2006.

1. Treble winners 1999, 61 .7 %

2. Double winners 1996, 22.7 %

3. Double winners 1994, 9.3 %

4. Champions 2003, 4.6 %

5. Cup winners Cup 1991, 1.7 %

 

Consigned to history 5 grounds that Manchester United do not visit, now!

Roker Park, Sunderland.

Ayresome Park, Middlesborough

Highbury Stadium, London.

The Dell, Southampton

Maine Road, Manchester

 

Footballer of the Year:

Only 8 United players have been named Footballer of the year.

Johnny Carey 1949

Bobby Charlton 1966

George Best 1968

Eric Cantona 1996

Roy Keane 2000

Teddy Sheringham 2001

Cristiano Ronaldo 2007and 2008

Wayne Rooney 2010

 

So from condom’s being rejected to Wayne Rooney being footballer of the year .A brief look at the mosaic of Manchester United trivia history , that is our great club.

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