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The Steering group set up to lay the foundations of the new football club for disenfranchised Manchester United supporters today announces the name of that club as voted by it’s founder members.

A spokesman said:

"Over the last few days those who have pledged money and help to the new club have been voting on a range of names. The name of the club, as decreed via a democratic vote is ’Football Club United of Manchester."

"The number of people who have pledged support for Football Club United of Manchester is already in excess of 2600 and is growing daily."

"The club will now apply to a league for admittance for season 2005/06. The steering group will be presenting its case, which includes a comprehensive business plan and full structure of the club, to officials from Moore & Co Solicitors North West Counties Football League on Wednesday ahead of the league’s AGM this weekend"

"The venture is quickly gathering momentum as will become more and more evident to our supporters. We will be announcing further developments in the coming days. We are optimistic of a successful outcome".

First Posted ~ 12:37 Tue 14 Jun 2005
News ID ~ 8
Last Updated ~ 02:52 Tue 16 Feb 2021