The 1902–03 season was Manchester United’s 11th season in the Football League, and their first season under their new name of “Manchester United”, as opposed to “Newton Heath”.

Second Division

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
6 September 1902 Gainsborough Trinity A 1 – 0 Richards 4,000
13 September 1902 Burton United H 1 – 0 Hurst 15,000
20 September 1902 Bristol City A 1 – 3 Hurst 6,000
27 September 1902 Glossop H 1 – 1 Hurst 12,000
4 October 1902 Chesterfield H 2 – 1 Preston (2) 12,000
11 October 1902 Stockport County A 1 – 2 Pegg 6,000
25 October 1902 Woolwich Arsenal A 1 – 0 Beadsworth 12,000
8 November 1902 Lincoln City A 3 – 1 Peddie (2), Hurst 3,000
15 November 1902 Small Heath H 0 – 1 25,000
22 November 1902 Leicester Fosse A 1 – 1 Downie 5,000
6 December 1902 Burnley A 2 – 0 Pegg, Own goal 4,000
20 December 1902 Burslem Port Vale A 1 – 1 Peddie 1,000
25 December 1902 Manchester City H 1 – 1 Pegg 40,000
26 December 1902 Blackpool H 2 – 2 Downie, Morrison 10,000
27 December 1902 Barnsley H 2 – 1 Lappin, Peddie 9,000
3 January 1903 Gainsborough Trinity H 3 – 1 Downie, Peddie, Pegg 8,000
10 January 1903 Burton United A 1 – 3 Peddie 3,000
17 January 1903 Bristol City H 1 – 2 Preston 12,000
24 January 1903 Glossop A 3 – 1 Downie, Griffiths, Morrison 5,000
31 January 1903 Chesterfield A 0 – 2 6,000
14 February 1903 Blackpool A 0 – 2 3,000
28 February 1903 Doncaster Rovers A 2 – 2 Morrison (2) 4,000
7 March 1903 Lincoln City H 1 – 2 Downie 4,000
9 March 1903 Woolwich Arsenal H 3 – 0 Arkesden, Peddie, Pegg 5,000
21 March 1903 Leicester Fosse H 5 – 1 Fitchett, Griffiths, Morrison, Pegg, Smith 8,000
23 March 1903 Stockport County H 0 – 0 2,000
30 March 1903 Preston North End H 0 – 1 3,000
4 April 1903 Burnley H 4 – 0 Peddie (2), Griffiths, Morrison 5,000
10 April 1903 Manchester City A 2 – 0 Peddie, Schofield 30,000
11 April 1903 Preston North End A 1 – 3 Pegg 7,000
13 April 1903 Doncaster Rovers H 4 – 0 Arkesden, Bell, Griffiths, Morrison 6,000
18 April 1903 Burslem Port Vale H 2 – 1 Schofield (2) 8,000
20 April 1903 Small Heath A 1 – 2 Peddie 6,000
25 April 1903 Barnsley A 0 – 0 2,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
4 Bristol City 34 17 8 9 59 38 42
5 Manchester United 34 15 8 11 53 38 38
6 Chesterfield 34 14 9 11 67 40 37

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

FA Cup

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
1 November 1902 Third Qualifying Round Accrington Stanley H 7 – 0 Williams (3), Morgan, Peddie, Pegg, Richards 6,000
13 November 1902 Fourth Qualifying Round Oswaldtwistle Rovers H 3 – 2 Beadsworth, Pegg, Williams 5,000
29 November 1902 Fifth Qualifying Round Southport Central H 4 – 1 Pegg (3), Banks 6,000
13 December 1902 Intermediate Round Burton United H 1 – 1 Griffiths 6,000
17 December 1902 Intermediate Round
Replay
Burton United A 3 – 1 Peddie, Pegg, Schofield 7,000
7 February 1903 Round 1 Liverpool H 2 – 1 Peddie (2) 15,000
21 February 1903 Round 2 Everton A 1 – 3 Griffiths 15,000