2007–08 Manchester United F.C. Season

2007–08 Manchester United F.C. Season

The 2007–08 season was Manchester United's 16th season in the Premier League, and their 33rd consecutive season in the top division of English football. The season was regarded as a success, despite the team's slow start in the league, as they claimed their third European Cup title and a tenth Premier League title (their 17th in the top division, putting them just one title short of Liverpool's record 18); the European Double.

The club was not as successful in the domestic cup competitions, however, losing to eventual FA Cup winners, Portsmouth, in the Sixth Round, and losing to Coventry City in the Third Round of the League Cup.

In February 2008, the club commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, as a result of which eight United players and three members of the coaching staff lost their lives. The club held a memorial service at Old Trafford on 6 February 2008, renaming the tunnel under the South Stand as the "Munich Tunnel". This was followed on 10 February by the Manchester derby. United took to the field in a retro kit reminiscent of the kit worn by the 1958 team, abandoning squad numbers in favour of a 1–11 numbering system.

United's players were also successful on an individual level in the 2007–08 season, with three players in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year, while Cristiano Ronaldo picked up six individual awards, including the Premier League Golden Boot for his 31 league goals.

Read more about 2007–08 Manchester United F.C. Season:  Pre-season and Friendlies, FA Community Shield, FA Cup, League Cup, Squad Statistics, Transfers

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