Today's United of Manchester Talking Points
F.C. United of Manchester is a semi-professional football club based in Moston, Manchester, England. The club competes in the National League North, the sixth tier of the English football league system, and play their home matches at Broadhurst Park.
Founded in 2005 by Manchester United supporters opposed to American businessman Malcolm Glazer's takeover of that club, F.C. United entered the North West Counties Football League Division Two in their inaugural season. They achieved three consecutive promotions in the first three years of their existence and were promoted for a fourth time to compete in the National League North for the 2015–16 season. In cup competitions, F.C. United reached the second round of the FA Cup during the 2010–11 season and the fourth round of the FA Trophy during the 2014–15 season.
After sharing multiple stadia across Greater Manchester between 2005 and 2015, F.C. United opened their own ground, Broadhurst Park in north-east Manchester, in May 2015. The team has been managed by former professional footballer Karl Marginson since its formation. The club's regular kit colours are red shirts, white shorts and black socks. Their badge is based on the Manchester coat of arms and features a ship at sea and three stripes for the three rivers that flow through Manchester.
F.C. United are the largest fan-owned football club in the United Kingdom by number of members and have one of the highest home attendances in English non-league football. The club is democratically run by its members who have equal voting rights and own one share in the club each.Close