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How many FA Cup titles have Manchester United won in their history?

Published at :May 25, 2024 at 4:20 PM
Modified at :May 25, 2024 at 9:44 PM
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Samannay Sen


The Red Devils have a strong history in the FA Cup competition

Manchester United, a name synonymous with English footballing excellence, boasts a trophy cabinet overflowing with silverware. Among these accolades, the prestigious FA Cup holds a special place.

The FA Cup, a competition steeped in rich tradition, is the oldest national football competition in the world. Its beginnings date back to 1871, when it was a beacon of innovation, bringing together professional and amateur teams in a single tournament. This “Football Association Challenge Cup,” as it was originally called, captured the imagination of the nation, fostering a love for the beautiful game.

The stage is set for another enthralling chapter in the FA Cup, with Manchester United locking horns with their fierce rivals Manchester City in the upcoming final on May 25, 2024.

As both teams gear up for this prestigious clash, it’s a fitting moment to delve into Manchester United’s illustrious FA Cup history and assess their chances of adding another trophy to the cabinet.

Manchester United’s FA Cup titles

The Red Devils have won the FA Cup for a record 13 times. This impressive tally places them firmly in second place amongst all English clubs, surpassed only by Arsenal, who hold the record with 14 victories. Despite falling short of the top spot, Manchester United’s FA Cup journey is a chronicle of resilience, iconic moments, and legendary players.

Their first triumph came in 1909, a mere seventeen years after the club’s official formation. Facing Newcastle United in a replay after a 0-0 draw, Manchester United secured a narrow 1-0 victory in the final, etching their name on the trophy for the first time.

Throughout the 20th century, Manchester United continued to add to their FA Cup tally. Iconic figures like Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson instilled a winning mentality that saw the Red Devils claim the trophy regularly.

The 21st century has seen Manchester United maintain their presence in the latter stages of the FA Cup. While the frequency of victories may have dipped compared to their historic dominance.

Also Read: Top five clubs with most FA Cup titles in history

Manchester United’s FA Cup journey is not solely defined by victories. The club also holds the record for most final appearances, having graced the Wembley pitch a staggering 21 times. These appearances, regardless of the outcome, speak volumes about the club’s consistency and ability to navigate the unpredictable knockout format.

Manchester United lifted the 2023-24 FA Cup trophy as they beat Man City in the final.

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