The 1903–04 season was Manchester United’s 12th season in the Football League.

Second Division

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
5 September 1903 Bristol City H 2 – 2 Griffiths (2) 40,000
7 September 1903 Burnley A 0 – 2 5,000
12 September 1903 Burslem Port Vale A 0 – 1 3,000
19 September 1903 Glossop H 5 – 0 Griffiths (2), Arkesden, Downie, A. Robertson 3,000
26 September 1903 Bradford City H 3 – 1 Pegg (3) 30,000
3 October 1903 Woolwich Arsenal A 0 – 4 20,000
10 October 1903 Barnsley H 4 – 0 Pegg (2), Griffiths, A. Robertson 20,000
17 October 1903 Lincoln City A 0 – 0 5,000
24 October 1903 Stockport County H 3 – 1 Arkesden, Grassam, Schofield 15,000
7 November 1903 Bolton Wanderers H 0 – 0 30,000
21 November 1903 Preston North End H 0 – 2 15,000
19 December 1903 Gainsborough Trinity H 4 – 2 Arkesden, Duckworth, Grassam, A. Robertson 6,000
25 December 1903 Chesterfield H 3 – 1 Arkesden (2), A. Robertson 15,000
26 December 1903 Burton United A 2 – 2 Arkesden (2) 4,000
2 January 1904 Bristol City A 1 – 1 Griffiths 8,000
9 January 1904 Burslem Port Vale H 2 – 0 Arkesden, Grassam 10,000
16 January 1904 Glossop H 3 – 1 Arkesden (2), Downie 10,000
23 January 1904 Bradford City A 3 – 3 Griffiths (2), Downie 12,000
30 January 1904 Woolwich Arsenal H 1 – 0 A. Robertson 40,000
13 February 1904 Lincoln City H 2 – 0 Downie, Griffiths 8,000
9 March 1904 Blackpool A 1 – 2 Grassam 3,000
12 March 1904 Burnley H 3 – 1 Grassam (2), Griffiths 14,000
19 March 1904 Preston North End A 1 – 1 Arkesden 7,000
26 March 1904 Grimsby Town H 2 – 0 A. Robertson (2) 12,000
28 March 1904 Stockport County A 3 – 0 Hall, Pegg, Schofield 2,500
1 April 1904 Chesterfield A 2 – 0 Bell, Hall 5,000
2 April 1904 Leicester Fosse A 1 – 0 McCartney 4,000
5 April 1904 Barnsley A 2 – 0 Grassam, Schofield 5,000
9 April 1904 Blackpool H 3 – 1 Grassam (2), Schofield 10,000
12 April 1904 Grimsby Town A 1 – 3 Grassam 8,000
16 April 1904 Gainsborough Trinity A 1 – 0 A. Robertson 4,000
23 April 1904 Burton United H 2 – 0 Grassam, A. Robertson 8,000
25 April 1904 Bolton Wanderers A 0 – 0 10,000
30 April 1904 Leicester Fosse H 5 – 2 Schofield (2), Bonthron, Griffiths, A. Robertson 7,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
2 Woolwich Arsenal 34 21 7 6 91 22 49
3 Manchester United 34 20 8 6 65 33 48
4 Bristol City 34 18 6 10 73 41 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
12 December 1903 Intermediate Round Small Heath H 1 – 1 Schofield 10,000
16 December 1903 Intermediate Round
Replay
Small Heath A 1 – 1 Arkesden 5,000
21 December 1903 Intermediate Round
2nd Replay
Small Heath Bramall Lane 1 – 1 Schofield 3,000
11 January 1904 Intermediate Round
3rd Replay
Small Heath Hyde Road 3 – 1 Arkesden (2), Grassam 9,372
6 February 1904 Round 1 Notts County A 3 – 3 Arkseden, Downie, Schofield 12,000
10 February 1904 Round 1
Replay
Notts County H 2 – 1 Morrison, Pegg 18,000
20 February 1904 Round 2 The Wednesday A 0 – 6 22,051

Squad statistics

Pos. Name Second Division FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Harry Moger 13 0 0 0 13 0
GK England John Willie Sutcliffe 21 0 7 0 28 0
FB Scotland Tommy Blackstock 7 0 3 0 10 0
FB Scotland Bob Bonthron 33 1 7 0 40 1
FB England Vince Hayes 21 0 3 0 24 0
FB England Bert Read 8 0 1 0 9 0
HB Scotland Alex Bell 6 1 0 0 6 1
HB England Walter Cartwright 9 0 6 0 15 0
HB Scotland Alex Downie 29 4 6 1 35 5
HB England Dick Duckworth 1 1 0 0 1 1
HB England Billy Griffiths 30 11 7 0 37 11
HB England Charlie Roberts 2 0 0 0 2 0
HB Scotland Alex Robertson 27 10 5 0 32 10
FW England Tommy Arkesden 26 11 6 4 32 15
FW Scotland Ralph Gaudie 7 0 1 0 8 0
FW Scotland Billy Grassam 23 11 5 1 28 12
FW England Proctor Hall 8 2 0 0 8 2
FW England William Hartwell 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Hugh Kerr 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW England George Lyons 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW Scotland William McCartney 13 1 0 0 13 1
FW Ireland Tommy Morrison 9 0 7 1 16 1
FW England Dick Pegg 13 6 3 1 16 7
FW Scotland Sandy Robertson 24 0 2 0 26 0
FW Scotland Tom Robertson 3 0 0 0 3 0
FW England Alf Schofield 26 6 7 3 33 9
FW England Joseph Schofield 2 0 0 0 2 0
FW England Harry Wilkinson 8 0 1 0 9 0