The Lost Dog that saved Manchester United
By Don Hale
Published: November 23, 2011.
This is the incredible story of how Manchester United were saved from bankruptcy in 1902 by the exploits of a dog. Playing originally as Newton Heath Loco, the club were very successful on the field, and yet were struggling financially until a lost dog quite unintentionally determined to play a 'lead' role in helping to fund the club and develop a move to Old Trafford.