1931–32 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1931–32 season
Chairman George Lawton
(until December 1931)
James W. Gibson
(from December 1931)
Manager Herbert Bamlett
(until 9 November 1931)
Walter Crickmer
(from 9 November 1931)
Second Division 12th
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Joe Spence (19)
All:
Joe Spence (19)
Highest home attendance 37,012 vs Charlton Athletic (25 March 1932)
Lowest home attendance 3,507 vs Southampton (2 September 1931)
Average home league attendance 12,915
Home colours

The 1931–32 season was Manchester United's 36th season in the Football League.[1]

The season saw Herbert Bamlett sacked as manager on 9 November 1931 after a dismal run of form in the league, and Walter Crickmer recruited as his successor on the same day. United recovered well in the league after his appointment and finished 12th, banishing fears of a second successive relegation which would have pushed them into the Third Division North for the first time. At the end of the season Scott Duncan replaced Walter Crickmer as the full-time manager.

Second Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
29 August 1931 Bradford Park Avenue A 1 – 3 Reid 16,239
2 September 1931 Southampton H 2 – 3 Ferguson, Johnston 3,507
5 September 1931 Swansea Town H 2 – 1 Hopkinson, Reid 6,763
7 September 1931 Stoke City A 0 – 3 10,518
12 September 1931 Tottenham Hotspur H 1 – 1 Johnston 9,557
16 September 1931 Stoke City H 1 – 1 Spence 5,025
19 September 1931 Nottingham Forest A 1 – 2 Gallimore 10,166
26 September 1931 Chesterfield H 3 – 1 Warburton (2), Johnston 10,834
3 October 1931 Burnley A 0 – 2 9,719
10 October 1931 Preston North End H 3 – 2 Gallimore, Johnston, Spence 8,496
17 October 1931 Barnsley A 0 – 0 4,052
24 October 1931 Notts County H 3 – 3 Gallimore, Mann, Spence 6,694
31 October 1931 Plymouth Argyle A 1 – 3 Johnston 22,555
7 November 1931 Leeds United H 2 – 5 Spence (2) 9,512
14 November 1931 Oldham Athletic A 5 – 1 Johnston (2), Spence (2), Mann 10,922
21 November 1931 Bury H 1 – 2 Spence 11,745
28 November 1931 Port Vale A 2 – 1 Spence (2) 6,955
5 December 1931 Millwall H 2 – 0 Gallimore, Spence 6,396
12 December 1931 Bradford City A 3 – 4 Spence (2), Johnston 13,215
19 December 1931 Bristol City H 0 – 1 4,697
25 December 1931 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3 – 2 Hopkinson, Reid, Spence 33,123
26 December 1931 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 – 7 37,207
2 January 1932 Bradford Park Avenue H 0 – 2 6,056
16 January 1932 Swansea Town A 1 – 3 Warburton 5,888
23 January 1932 Tottenham Hotspur A 1 – 4 Reid 19,139
30 January 1932 Nottingham Forest H 3 – 2 Reid (3) 11,152
6 February 1932 Chesterfield A 3 – 1 Reid (2), Spence 9,457
17 February 1932 Burnley H 5 – 1 Johnston (2), Ridding (2), Gallimore 11,036
20 February 1932 Preston North End A 0 – 0 13,353
27 February 1932 Barnsley H 3 – 0 Hopkinson (2), Gallimore 18,223
5 March 1932 Notts County A 2 – 1 Hopkinson, Reid 10,817
12 March 1932 Plymouth Argyle H 2 – 1 Spence (2) 24,827
19 March 1932 Leeds United A 4 – 1 Reid (2), Johnston, Ridding 13,644
25 March 1932 Charlton Athletic H 0 – 2 37,012
26 March 1932 Oldham Athletic H 5 – 1 Reid (3), Fitton, Spence 17,886
28 March 1932 Charlton Athletic A 0 – 1 16,256
2 April 1932 Bury A 0 – 0 12,592
9 April 1932 Port Vale H 2 – 0 Reid, Spence 10,916
16 April 1932 Millwall A 1 – 1 Reid 9,087
23 April 1932 Bradford City H 1 – 0 Fitton 17,765
30 April 1932 Bristol City A 1 – 2 Black 5,874
7 May 1932 Southampton A 1 – 1 Black 6,128
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
11 Nottingham Forest 42 16 10 16 77 72 +5 42
12 Manchester United 42 17 8 17 85 86 –1 42
13 Preston North End 42 16 10 16 75 77 –2 42

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

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
9 January 1932 Round 3 Plymouth Argyle A 1 – 4 Reid 28,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1931/32". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2011.