Manchester United plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of a professional sports team in the United Kingdom. It operates Manchester United Football Club, a professional football club. The company is also involved in media, property investment, and subscription TV channel activities. In addition, it markets and sells sports apparel, training and leisure wear, and other clothing, as well as other licensed products, from coffee mugs to bed spreads featuring the Manchester United brand and trademarks through its Manchester United branded retail centers, e-commerce platforms, and wholesale distribution channels; and markets content directly to its followers through manutd.com and associated mobile properties. Further, Manchester United plc operates a football stadium. The company was founded in 1878 and is based in Manchester, the United Kingdom.