1915–16 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1915–16 season
Chairman John Henry Davies
Manager Jack Robson
Principal Tournament 11th
Subsidiary Tournament
Southern Division
6th
Home colours
Away colours

The 1915–16 season would have been Manchester United's 24th season in the Football League and ninth in the First Division.[1]

With the start of the First World War, all Football League football was cancelled. In its place were formed War Leagues, based on geographical lines rather than based on previous league placement. Manchester United contested the Lancashire Section in the Principal Tournament, and the Southern Division of the Lancashire Section in the Subsidiary Tournament.[2] However, none of these were considered to be competitive football, and thus their records are not recognised by the Football League.

Lancashire Section Principal Tournament[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
4 September 1915 Oldham Athletic A 2 – 3 Halligan, Wilson
11 September 1915 Everton H 2 – 4 Wilson (2)
18 September 1915 Bolton Wanderers A 5 – 3 West (2), Woodcock (2), A. Davies
25 September 1915 Manchester City H 1 – 1 Halligan
2 October 1915 Stoke A 0 – 0
9 October 1915 Burnley H 3 – 7 D. Davies, Wilson, Woodcock
16 October 1915 Preston North End A 0 – 0
23 October 1915 Stockport County H 3 – 0 Halligan, Hughes, Woodcock
30 October 1915 Liverpool A 2 – 0 West, Wilson
6 November 1915 Bury H 1 – 1 Woodcock
13 November 1915 Rochdale H 2 – 0 A. Davies, Gipps
20 November 1915 Blackpool A 1 – 5 Woodcock
27 November 1915 Southport Central H 0 – 0
4 December 1915 Oldham Athletic H 2 – 0 Anderson, Halligan
11 December 1915 Everton A 0 – 2
18 December 1915 Bolton Wanderers H 1 – 0 Bracegirdle
25 December 1915 Manchester City A 1 – 2 Halligan
1 January 1916 Stoke H 1 – 2 Woodcock
8 January 1916 Burnley A 4 – 7 Travis (4)
15 January 1916 Preston North End H 4 – 0 Woodcock (2), Hughes, Halligan
22 January 1916 Stockport County A 1 – 3 Woodcock
29 January 1916 Liverpool H 1 – 1 Cookson
5 February 1916 Bury A 1 – 2 Travis
12 February 1916 Rochdale A 2 – 2 Halligan, Woodcock
19 February 1916 Blackpool H 1 – 1 Woodcock
26 February 1916 Southport Central A 0 – 5
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
10 Bury 26 10 3 13 46 52 –6 23
11 Manchester United 26 7 8 11 41 51 –10 22
12 Bolton Wanderers 26 9 3 14 48 65 –7 21

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

Lancashire Section Subsidiary Tournament Southern Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
4 March 1916 Everton H 0 – 2
11 March 1916 Oldham Athletic A 0 – 1
18 March 1916 Liverpool H 0 – 0
25 March 1916 Manchester City H 0 – 2
1 April 1916 Stockport County A 3 – 5 Campey (2), Winterburn
8 April 1916 Everton A 1 – 3 Forster
15 April 1916 Oldham Athletic H 3 – 0 Crossley, Halligan, Knowles
21 April 1916 Stockport County H 3 – 2 Crossley, Halligan, Woodcock
22 April 1916 Liverpool A 1 – 7 Woodcock
29 April 1916 Manchester City A 1 – 2 Crossley
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Oldham Athletic 10 4 2 4 17 21 -5 10
5 Stockport County 10 4 1 5 19 18 +1 9
6 Manchester United 10 2 1 7 12 24 –12 5

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United In War League 1915/16". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "England 1915/16". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 31 December 2011.