1938–39 Manchester United F.C. season

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Manchester United
1938–39 season
Chairman James W. Gibson
Manager Walter Crickmer
First Division 14th
FA Cup Third Round
Top goalscorer League:
Jimmy Hanlon (12)
All:
Jimmy Hanlon (12)
Highest home attendance 42,008 vs Arsenal (10 December 1938)
Lowest home attendance 12,073 vs Liverpool (6 May 1939)
Average home league attendance 29,791
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 1938–39 season was Manchester United's 43rd season in the Football League. Newly promoted back to the First Division, they secured their survival with a 14th place finish.[1]

First Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
27 August 1938 Middlesbrough A 1 – 3 Smith 25,539
31 August 1938 Bolton Wanderers H 2 – 2 Craven, Own goal 37,950
3 September 1938 Birmingham H 4 – 1 Smith (2), Bryant, Craven 22,228
7 September 1938 Liverpool A 0 – 1 25,070
10 September 1938 Grimsby Town A 0 – 1 14,077
17 September 1938 Stoke City A 1 – 1 Smith 21,526
24 September 1938 Chelsea H 5 – 1 Carey, Manley, Redwood, Rowley, Smith 34,557
1 October 1938 Preston North End A 1 – 1 Bryant 25,964
8 October 1938 Charlton Athletic H 0 – 2 35,730
15 October 1938 Blackpool H 0 – 0 39,723
22 October 1938 Derby County A 1 – 5 Smith 26,612
29 October 1938 Sunderland H 0 – 1 33,565
5 November 1938 Aston Villa A 2 – 0 Rowley, Wrigglesworth 38,357
12 November 1938 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1 – 3 Rowley 32,821
19 November 1938 Everton A 0 – 3 31,809
26 November 1938 Huddersfield Town H 1 – 1 Hanlon 23,164
3 December 1938 Portsmouth A 0 – 0 18,692
10 December 1938 Arsenal H 1 – 0 Bryant 42,008
17 December 1938 Brentford A 5 – 2 Hanlon (2), Bryant, Manley, Rowley 14,919
24 December 1938 Middlesbrough H 1 – 1 Wassall 33,235
26 December 1938 Leicester City H 3 – 0 Wrigglesworth (2), Carey 26,332
27 December 1938 Leicester City A 1 – 1 Hanlon 21,434
31 December 1938 Birmingham A 3 – 3 Hanlon, McKay, Pearson 20,787
14 January 1939 Grimsby Town H 3 – 1 Rowley (2), Wassall 25,654
21 January 1939 Stoke City H 0 – 1 37,384
28 January 1939 Chelsea A 1 – 0 Bradbury 31,265
4 February 1939 Preston North End H 1 – 1 Rowley 41,061
11 February 1939 Charlton Athletic A 1 – 7 Hanlon 23,721
18 February 1939 Blackpool A 5 – 3 Hanlon (3), Bryant, Carey 15,253
25 February 1939 Derby County H 1 – 1 Carey 37,166
4 March 1939 Sunderland A 2 – 5 Manley, Rowley 11,078
11 March 1939 Aston Villa H 1 – 1 Wassall 28,292
18 March 1939 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 – 3 31,498
29 March 1939 Everton H 0 – 2 18,348
1 April 1939 Huddersfield Town A 1 – 1 Rowley 14,007
7 April 1939** Leeds United H 0 – 0 35,564
8 April 1939 Portsmouth H 1 – 1 Rowley 25,457
10 April 1939 Leeds United A 1 – 3 Carey 13,771
15 April 1939 Arsenal A 1 – 2 Hanlon 25,741
22 April 1939 Brentford H 3 – 0 Bryant, Carey, Wassall 15,353
29 April 1939 Bolton Wanderers A 0 – 0 10,314
6 May 1939 Liverpool H 2 – 0 Hanlon (2) 12,073
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13 Leeds United 42 16 9 17 59 67 –8 41
14 Manchester United 42 11 16 15 57 65 –8 38
15 Blackpool 42 11 14 17 56 68 –12 38

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
7 January 1939 Round 3 West Bromwich Albion A 0 – 0 23,900
11 January 1939 Round 3
Replay
West Bromwich Albion H 1 – 5 Redwood 17,641

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester United Season 1938/39". StretfordEnd.co.uk. Retrieved 31 December 2011.