Manchester United Football Club - Greatest Sports Franchises
After being founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, this club joined the Football League in 1892. Financial troubles plagued the team on more than one occasion during its early years, but they always came out on top. Man U was born in 1902 when John Henry Davies came on, and from there the club had a not-so-steady rise to greatness. Names like George Best, Denis Law, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo filled the rosters, and made this one of the most valuable sports brands on the planet. In this video, WatchMojo.com continues our series on the Greatest Sports Franchises of All Time with a look at Manchester United Football Club.