octave 17 days ago Manchester United, Burundi 1 189 For everyone laughing at Manchester United, allow me to tell you a story. Railway workmen came together to play football once and dared to dream. A dream to make something more of their lives. That is Manchester United. The team lost its first ever competitive game 6-0 to Bolton Reserves. It got relegated in its second season of competitive football. In January 1902, it was asked to shut down because of debts. It didn't. Instead it came back up and won the league, a FA Cup and a charity shield 2 years later. That is Manchester United. From 1922 to 1940, United were relegated again and again and again. Faced with bankruptcy in 1931, United were on the verge of disaster again. Instead, the team held on and fought on. Finishing 2nd in 1947, 1948 and 1949; 1st in '52, 55 and 56.