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Manchester United Football Club have a rich history in many aspects. Part of that rich history has been chants formed by the fans themselves. And one such famous chant in the Red Devils’ history is ‘Glory Glory Man United’ or ‘GGMU’.

These words now hold a significant meaning in every match that the Red Devils host or travel for and its reach stretches to the remotest part of the world. Wherever there is a Manchester United fan, he or she is associated with this famous chant.

Pride and passion are often factors fans and players take seriously when it comes to playing or supporting a football club. And it is the same for the ‘GGMU’ chant. Fans and followers identify themselves with these words, they are seen on banners, posters, wallpapers, flags and every piece of memorabilia which bears the name of the greatest club in the club.

While Manchester United’s chant have a rich history – They do have some negative history which says why they shouldn’t be called ‘Man U’

 

What is ‘GGMU’?

Glory Glory Man United” was a single released by the Manchester United squad prior to the 1983 FA Cup Final. It was written by Frank Renshaw, who was a member of Herman’s Hermits in the 1970s and 1980s. It was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport with the football team and some of Renshaw’s friends – Renshaw’s son Lee also sang on the recording. This is the theme song of Manchester United fan supporters, to show true support for the Red Devils.

In 2007 A full-length version of Glory Glory Man United was written in the style of the battle hymn of the republic. The song recorded by “The World Red Army” and produced by Will Robinson and Michael Graves became the official song at Old Trafford.

 

‘GGMU’ history 

Manchester United fans have been singing this song since the early 1980s. In the 1990s it became popular among opposition supporters to manipulate the words of the song when playing Manchester United to “Who the fuck are Man United?”, which Man United supporters sarcastically sang themselves after scoring, or while winning, against a rival team.

Glory Glory Man United was also the name of the official club poster magazine, launched in 1994 and published every four weeks, totalling 13 issues a year. In 2007 its average reader age was 13 years 2 months.

Old Trafford is filled with memories and iconic moments – But why is the stadium called by that name?

 

Glory Glory Man United Lyrics

Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, As the reds go marching on on on!

Just like the busby babes in days gone by,

We’ll keep the red flags flying high, Your gonna see us all from far and wide, Your gonna hear the masses sing with pride.

United, Man united, We’re the boys in red and we’re on our way to Wembley!

Wembley, Wembley, We’re the famous Man united and we’re going to Wembley, Wembley, Wembley, We’re the famous Man united and we’re going to Wembley

In Seventy-Seven it was Docherty Atkinson will make it Eighty-Three And everyone will no just who we are, They’ll be singing que sera sera

United, Man united, We’re the boys in red and we’re on our way to Wembley!

Wembley, Wembley, We’re the famous Man united and we’re going to Wembley, Wembley, Wembley, We’re the famous Man united and we’re going to Wembley

 

Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, As the reds go marching on on on!

Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, As the reds go marching on on on!

Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, As the reds go marching on on on!

Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, As the reds go marching on on on!

Just like the busby babes in days gone by,

We’ll keep the red flags flying high, Your gonna see us all from far and wide, Your gonna hear the masses sing with pride.

United, Man united, We’re the boys in red and we’re on our way to Wembley!

Wembley, Wembley, We’re the famous Man united and we’re going to Wembley, Wembley, Wembley, We’re the famous Man united and we’re going to Wembley

In Seventy-Seven it was Docherty Atkinson will make it Eighty-Three And everyone will no just who we are, They’ll be singing que sera sera

United, Man united, We’re the boys in red and we’re on our way to Wembley!

Wembley, Wembley, We’re the famous Man united and we’re going to Wembley, Wembley, Wembley, We’re the famous Man united and we’re going to Wembley

 

Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, As the reds go marching on on on!

Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, As the reds go marching on on on!

Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, Glory glory Man united, As the reds go marching on on on!

The ‘Glory Glory Man United’ chant is now very well known, not only among United fans but football fans in general; alongside other anthems such as Liverpool’s You’ll Never Walk Alone. 

 

Arnold Lewis
A hardcore Chelsea fan, who is often found playing football on the weekends. He has a voice of an angel and his rendition of old Hindi classic songs will make your heart melt. He is the man with the funky hair.

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