Under the stewardship of Louis Van Gaal, Manchester United FC has, once again, rediscovered their form as they battle for the Premier League title.Their support has never wavered, and they have one of the largest fan-bases in the world.
Naturally, they’re well-represented with a large selection of apps available on the Android market.From official news apps to quizzes and poker, there’s something for everyone on the Play Store.
Here’s a list of 10 must-have Android apps for every Manchester United supporter:
Manchester Utd Alarm
This unofficial alarm app is branded in the Manchester United colors.
It’s not an alarm in the traditional sense. It’s actually a countdown timer for the next Man United match. It also includes an updatable news feed and minute by minute match commentary during games to keep you in the know.If you struggle to remember cup games, it’s a handy way to make sure that you won’t miss out.
However, the app did ask for an email address when it first loaded up. I ignored the request, and the app still functioned perfectly. I don’t feel there’s no reason why it would need that information.Show Downloads
100 Man United Songs and Chants
If you want to learn all of the chants and songs, or simply relive some cherished memories, this app could be a handy resource. There are audio files for every chant, and users can leave comments and upload photos for an added layer of social interaction.
There are related videos and even a chat feature where you can speak with like-minded supporters. You can search for fans near your area although there were none near me when I tried.
Man United ringtones are also covered, and there is even a karaoke section if you’re feeling especially brave.Show Downloads
Official Manchester United App
The official MUFC app is available on Android, although it does have trouble playing on some devices, including mine. It depends on your location, and fans from the US and the UK might not be able to access the app.
It boasts exclusive content, in the form of videos and articles that no fan will want to miss out on, and it even has radio commentary for Premiership matches.
As an official app, it has the best content and the most features, but some are locked behind an annual pass, which the app pushes you to buy to access more content. If you don’t mind paying, it’s highly recommended by users. However, you can get most of the features available from the other apps on offer in this list. Before you shell out the money, make sure you can download it in the first place.Show Downloads
Man United Calendar
If you’re always missing matches, a dedicated calendar could solve your problems.
This calendar is slightly different than the alarm.It has profiles for every player, as well as information about results and fixtures. The design is basic, but it doesn’t have any intrusive ads and it’s completely free.Show Downloads
Man Utd Wallpapers
Despite having a picture of Angel Di Maria in the advert, this app has some quality wallpaper images that Man Utd fans might actually use to customize their background. The images range from players to different stadiums.
They shouldn’t disappoint if you want a quality HD Manchester United picture to adorn your Android device. The images are a little out of date, (such as Robin Van Persie) and they aren’t scalable, but there are multiple images of Wayne Rooney.Show Downloads
Man Utd App – 90min Edition
The 90min app is a slick application that has information, articles, and videos about every team. They have a Man Utd edition available on the Play Store, which offers team news, as well as stories from the wider soccer world.
The ‘sponsored links’ and adverts can be annoying as they sometimes clutter up the screen, but it’s a solid news app that has decent content.
It’s helpful if you want to keep up with multiple teams or the Premier League, in general, but if you want a specialist MUFC app, check number 9 and 10 on this list.Show Downloads
Manchester United Social Poker
If you’re hankering for a game of poker on your device, there’s an unofficial Man Utd app where you can test your mettle against supporters around the world. Of course, it’s virtual poker and you don’t play for real money. However, in-app purchases (IAPs) are available if you want to spend real money on the virtual equivalent, which is not advisable. You can win extra cash to play through logging on daily.
The app itself is fun to play, and it’s pretty much what you would expect from a virtual poker game. It had over 9000 players when I first logged on, and even though it dipped to roughly 7000 a few hours later, there was always a table available.Show Downloads
Quiz about Manchester United
This app may not look very pretty, but 1000 trivia questions about the 2011-15 seasons will build your knowledge in no time. Some of the questions are extremely specific—who knows how many yellow cards Phil Jones collected in 2013-14—but it’s good fun.
Even though some of the questions aren’t in perfect English, they still make sense for the most part.Show Downloads
Republik of Mancunia
RoM is one of many Man United blogs available online, but the app is a handy resource if you want the latest news about the Red Devils.Show Downloads
MU Live – Manchester United News
If the official MUFC application isn’t working for you, there’s always the MU Live news app. It has a selection of the latest articles from a large number of sources, as well as profiles for every first team player, with a selection of images and a link to their Wiki page if you want to learn more.Show Downloads
Out of every team in the Premier League, Manchester United are probably the best represented in terms of Android apps, thanks to their massive support base.There’s something on the market for everyone and most of the content is free, provided by great writers and photographers.
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