There is a saying that goes, "If you wish to determine how great a club is, seek not the multitudes that flock there; instead, count the hordes that envy them."
And judging from the legion of opposition fans who speak of Manchester United in the bitterest of bile, surely the club is right up there with Jesus of Nazareth and Samuel Jackson in the race to greatness.
Just this past weekend, the Red Devils overtook Liverpool as the most successful club in England. Securing their 19th league trophy, the Old Trafford outfit officially cemented its reputation as the greatest English football club of all time (yes, Liverpool fans, you heard what I said...*wink*).
And a quick glance at our history proves that label is well-deserved. From its humble beginnings as Newton Heath LYR (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway) to their first league trophy in 1907-08, from the highs of three successive championships to the lows of the Munich Air Disaster, the club boasts a tumultuous history.
So join us as we examine 19 of the most radiant jewels adorning the lush fabric of Manchester United's history.