United currently play in the Scottish Premier League and have been managed by Craig Levein since late October 2006. Eddie Thompson, chairman since September 2002, is the majority shareholder of Dundee United, whilst the supporters, under the guise of ArabTRUST, own the second largest shareholding. In 2005/06, Tannadice attracted an average attendance of 8,197, the sixth-highest average in the SPL.
In European competition, United are Scotland's third most experienced team, having played 104 matches (five more than Aberdeen) over 22 seasons in Europe.
During the club's many European competition runs in the late 20th century, English-based media sometimes incorrectly called the team Dundee - the name of their city rivals. This still occasionally happens today.