Manchester United is one of the most refined clubs in Europe, after Real Madrid who is said to be the number one club in the world. According to Statista, Manchester is said to have close to 350 million supporters. As a true Manchester United fan you need to know a lot about your club history and today I will be sharing with you a very important history about Manchester United on why it is an insult to call Manchester United "Man-U".
So why is it bad to call Manchester United Man U? Here’s why it’s bad. The history of Manchester United being called “Man U” goes all way back to the time of the "Busby Babes". Busby babes was the nickname given to the Manchester United squad that won the league championship in seasons 1955–56 and 1956–57 with an average age of 21 and 22 respectively. In the year 1958, an unfortunate event happens to the Busby Babes. On their way back from a European match, their airplane crashed in Munich. There were 44 people on board, 20 of whom died at the scene. The injured and unconscious were taken to the hospital in Munich where three more died, resulting in 23 fatalities with 21 survivors.
After the Munich disaster, the name ‘Man U’ was disgustingly used by West Brom, Leeds, and Liverpool fans to insult Manchester United FC, as they made funny chants of the Manchester United Busby babes squad. Here is a screenshot of the chant they sang to Manchester United:-
If you are a Manchester United supporter and you use the term ‘Man U’, it’s time to scrap it and stick to Manchester United, Man United, or just call them United as I do.
Even if we separate the nickname from its roots, doesn’t it seem odd anyway? How often do you hear ‘New U’ or ‘Sheff U’ being used for Newcastle and Sheffield United? As you can read above the term man-u wasn't given by the fans, but by rivals fans.
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