Manchester United was originally established in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR Football Club by the Carriage and Wagon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) depot at Newton Heath, Manchester. It became Manchester United F.C. in 1902.
The team played at the North Road ground in Newton Heath until 1893, when it moved to a new ground at Bank Street, Clayton.
Moston Brook High School subsequently stood on the North Road site until its demolition in 2000 and it is now a Fujitsu office complex, where a wall plaque reads:
NORTH ROAD FOOTBALL GROUND
THE ORIGINAL HOME OF
NEWTON HEATH LYR F.C
ONCE STOOD HERE
(1878 – 1893)