Is Manchester the home of the EPL Silverware?



Manchester United and Manchester City Football Club are both English professional football clubs, based in Greater Manchester that play in the Premier League.

Manchester United was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878; the club later changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.

Manchester United have won the most League titles (20 times) more than any other English club,a joint record 11 FA Cups, four League Cups, and a record of twenty FA Community Shields. The club has also won three European Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup, and one FIFA Club World Cup. In 1998–99, the club won the treble of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League.

Manchester United was the first English football club to win the European Cup. Former Coach Sir Alex Ferguson won 28 major honors, and 38 in total, from November 1986 to May 2013.

United achieved a record 19th league title in 2010–11. They defending Champions also finished as runner-up to Manchester City in the 2011–12 seasons; On 22 April 2013, United achieved a record 20th league title in 2012–13 securing the championship once again.

Manchester City Football Club, on the other hand, was founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s (West Gorton); they became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894.

The club’s most successful period was in the late 1960s and early 1970s when they won the League Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup under the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison.

After losing the 1981 FA Cup Final, the club went through a period of decline, culminating in relegation to the third tier of English football for the only time in their history in 1998. Having regained Premier League status, the club was purchased in 2008 by Abu Dhabi United Group and became one of the wealthiest in the world.

With the purchase, it saw the club signing in big names and that brought about a tremendous change in the club.

In 2011, Manchester City qualified for the UEFA Champions League and won the FA Cup. The following year, they won the Premier League, their first league title for 44 years. In 2014, they won the League Cup and a second Premier League title.

With the win by Manchester City this past season, that means the silverware has remained in Manchester for the past four seasons.

In order to retain its glory and win back the trophy, Manchester United is gearing up for next season with the purchase of a new coach and signing in of top players, it looks like other clubs would have to put up a big fight against both Manchester clubs. Surely, it would seem that Manchester is the home of champions.

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