The 1920–21 season was Manchester United’s 25th season in the Football League and 10th in the First Division.

First Division

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
28 August 1920 Bolton Wanderers H 2–3 Hopkin, Meehan 50,000
30 August 1920 Arsenal A 0–2 40,000
4 September 1920 Bolton Wanderers A 1–1 Sapsford 35,000
6 September 1920 Arsenal H 1–1 Spence 45,000
11 September 1920 Chelsea H 3–1 Meehan (2), Leonard 40,000
18 September 1920 Chelsea A 2–1 Leonard (2) 35,000
25 September 1920 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–1 50,000
2 October 1920 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–4 Spence 45,000
9 October 1920 Oldham Athletic H 4–1 Sapsford (2), Meehan, Miller 50,000
16 October 1920 Oldham Athletic A 2–2 Spence, own goal 20,000
23 October 1920 Preston North End H 1–0 Miller 42,000
30 October 1920 Preston North End A 0–0 25,000
6 November 1920 Sheffield United H 2–1 Leonard (2) 30,000
13 November 1920 Sheffield United A 0–0 18,000
20 November 1920 Manchester City H 1–1 Miller 63,000
27 November 1920 Manchester City A 0–3 35,000
4 December 1920 Bradford Park Avenue H 5–1 Miller (2), Myerscough (2), Partridge 25,000
11 December 1920 Bradford Park Avenue A 4–2 Myerscough (2), Miller, Partridge 10,000
18 December 1920 Newcastle United H 2–0 Hopkin, Miller 40,000
25 December 1920 Aston Villa A 4–3 Grimwood (2), Harrison, Partridge 38,000
27 December 1920 Aston Villa H 1–3 Harrison 70,504
1 January 1921 Newcastle United A 3–6 Hopkin, Partridge, Silcock 40,000
15 January 1921 West Bromwich Albion H 1–4 Partridge 30,000
22 January 1921 West Bromwich Albion A 2–0 Myerscough, Partridge 30,000
5 February 1921 Liverpool H 1–1 Grimwood 30,000
9 February 1921 Liverpool A 0–2 35,000
12 February 1921 Everton H 1–2 Meredith 30,000
26 February 1921 Sunderland H 3–0 Harrison, Hilditch, Robinson 40,000
5 March 1921 Sunderland A 3–2 Sapsford (2), Goodwin 25,000
9 March 1921 Everton A 0–2 38,000
12 March 1921 Bradford City H 1–1 Robinson 30,000
19 March 1921 Bradford City A 1–1 Sapsford 25,000
25 March 1921 Burnley A 0–1 20,000
26 March 1921 Huddersfield Town A 2–5 Harris, Partridge 17,000
28 March 1921 Burnley H 0–3 28,000
2 April 1921 Huddersfield Town H 2–0 Bissett 30,000
9 April 1921 Middlesbrough A 4–2 Spence (2), Bissett, Grimwood 15,000
16 April 1921 Middlesbrough H 0–1 25,000
23 April 1921 Blackburn Rovers A 0–2 18,000
30 April 1921 Blackburn Rovers H 0–1 20,000
2 May 1921 Derby County A 1–1 Bissett 8,000
7 May 1921 Derby County H 3–0 Spence (2), Sapsford 10,000
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
12 Sunderland 42 14 13 15 57 60 −3 41
13 Manchester United 42 15 10 17 64 68 –4 40
14 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 14 15 54 58 −4 40

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
8 January 1921 First round Liverpool A 1–1 Miller 40,000
12 January 1921 First round
Replay
Liverpool H 1–2 Partridge 30,000