The 1923–24 season was Manchester United’s 28th season in the Football League. It was their second successive season in the Second Division, and after narrowly missing out on promotion a year earlier, they finished a disappointing 14th in the league.

Second Division

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
25 August 1923 Bristol City A 2 – 1 Lochhead, MacDonald 20,500
27 August 1923 Southampton H 1 – 0 Goldthorpe 21,750
1 September 1923 Bristol City H 2 – 1 Lochhead, Spence 21,000
3 September 1923 Southampton A 0 – 0 11,500
8 September 1923 Bury A 0 – 2 19,000
15 September 1923 Bury H 0 – 1 43,000
22 September 1923 South Shields A 0 – 1 9,750
29 September 1923 South Shields H 1 – 1 Lochhead 22,250
6 October 1923 Oldham Athletic A 2 – 3 own goals (2) 12,250
13 October 1923 Oldham Athletic H 2 – 0 Bain (2) 26,000
20 October 1923 Stockport County H 3 – 0 Mann (2), Bain 31,500
27 October 1923 Stockport County A 2 – 3 Barber, Lochhead 16,500
3 November 1923 Leicester City A 2 – 2 Lochhead (2) 17,000
10 November 1923 Leicester City H 3 – 0 Lochhead, Mann, Spence 20,000
17 November 1923 Coventry City A 1 – 1 own goal 13,580
1 December 1923 Leeds United A 0 – 0 20,000
8 December 1923 Leeds United H 3 – 1 Lochhead (2), Spence 22,250
15 December 1923 Port Vale A 1 – 0 Grimwood 7,500
22 December 1923 Port Vale H 5 – 0 Bain (3), Lochhead, Spence 11,750
25 December 1923 Barnsley H 1 – 2 Grimwood 34,000
26 December 1923 Barnsley A 0 – 1 12,000
29 December 1923 Bradford City A 0 – 0 15,500
2 January 1924 Coventry City H 1 – 2 Bain 7,000
5 January 1924 Bradford City H 3 – 0 Bain, Lochhead, McPherson 18,000
19 January 1924 Fulham A 1 – 3 Lochhead 15,500
26 January 1924 Fulham H 0 – 0 25,000
6 February 1924 Blackpool A 0 – 1 6,000
9 February 1924 Blackpool H 0 – 0 13,000
16 February 1924 Derby County A 0 – 3 12,000
23 February 1924 Derby County H 0 – 0 25,000
1 March 1924 Nelson A 2 – 0 Kennedy, Spence 2,750
8 March 1924 Nelson H 0 – 1 8,500
15 March 1924 Hull City H 1 – 1 Lochhead 13,000
22 March 1924 Hull City A 1 – 1 Miller 6,250
29 March 1924 Stoke H 2 – 2 Smith (2) 13,000
5 April 1924 Stoke A 0 – 3 11,000
12 April 1924 Crystal Palace H 5 – 1 Spence (4), Smith 8,000
18 April 1924 Clapton Orient A 0 – 1 18,000
19 April 1924 Crystal Palace A 1 – 1 Spence 7,000
21 April 1924 Clapton Orient H 2 – 2 Evans (2) 11,000
26 April 1924 The Wednesday H 2 – 0 Lochhead, Smith 7,500
3 May 1924 The Wednesday A 0 – 2 7,250
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13 Stockport County 42 13 16 13 44 52 –8 42
14 Manchester United 42 13 14 15 52 44 +8 40
15 Crystal Palace 42 13 13 16 53 65 –12 39

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
12 January 1924 First Round Plymouth Argyle H 1 – 0 McPherson 35,700
2 February 1924 Second Round Huddersfield Town H 0 – 3 66,673