The 1932–33 season was Manchester United’s 37th season in the Football League. They improved on the previous season’s 12th-place finish, but sixth in the final table was not enough for promotion from the Second Division.

Second Division

Date Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
27 August 1932 Stoke City H 0 – 2 24,996
29 August 1932 Charlton Athletic A 1 – 0 Spence 12,946
3 September 1932 Southampton A 2 – 4 Reid, own goal 7,978
7 September 1932 Charlton Athletic H 1 – 1 McLenahan 9,480
10 September 1932 Tottenham Hotspur A 1 – 6 Ridding 23,333
17 September 1932 Grimsby Town H 1 – 1 Brown 17,662
24 September 1932 Oldham Athletic A 1 – 1 Spence 14,403
1 October 1932 Preston North End H 0 – 0 20,800
8 October 1932 Burnley A 3 – 2 Brown, Gallimore, Spence 5,314
15 October 1932 Bradford Park Avenue H 2 – 1 Reid (2) 18,918
22 October 1932 Millwall H 7 – 1 Reid (3), Brown, Gallimore, Spence 15,860
29 October 1932 Port Vale A 3 – 3 Ridding (2), Brown 7,138
5 November 1932 Notts County H 2 – 0 Gallimore, Ridding 24,178
12 November 1932 Bury A 2 – 2 Brown, Ridding 21,663
19 November 1932 Fulham H 4 – 3 Gallimore (2), Brown, Ridding 28,803
26 November 1932 Chesterfield A 1 – 1 Ridding 10,277
3 December 1932 Bradford City H 0 – 1 28,513
10 December 1932 West Ham United A 1 – 3 Ridding 13,435
17 December 1932 Lincoln City H 4 – 1 Reid (3), own goal 18,021
24 December 1932 Swansea Town A 1 – 2 Brown 10,727
26 December 1932 Plymouth Argyle A 3 – 2 Spence (2), Reid 33,776
31 December 1932 Stoke City A 0 – 0 14,115
2 January 1933 Plymouth Argyle H 4 – 0 Ridding (2), Chalmers, Spence 30,257
7 January 1933 Southampton H 1 – 2 McDonald 21,364
21 January 1933 Tottenham Hotspur H 2 – 1 Frame, McDonald 20,661
31 January 1933 Grimsby Town A 1 – 1 Stewart 4,020
4 February 1933 Oldham Athletic H 2 – 0 Ridding, Stewart 15,275
11 February 1933 Preston North End A 3 – 3 Dewar, Hopkinson, Stewart 15,662
22 February 1933 Burnley H 2 – 1 McDonald, Warburton 18,533
4 March 1933 Millwall A 0 – 2 22,587
11 March 1933 Port Vale H 1 – 1 Hine 24,690
18 March 1933 Notts County A 0 – 1 13,018
25 March 1933 Bury H 1 – 3 McLenahan 27,687
1 April 1933 Fulham A 1 – 3 Dewar 21,477
5 April 1933 Bradford Park Avenue A 1 – 1 Vincent 6,314
8 April 1933 Chesterfield H 2 – 1 Dewar, Frame 16,031
14 April 1933 Nottingham Forest A 2 – 3 Brown, Dewar 12,963
15 April 1933 Bradford City A 2 – 1 Brown, Hine 11,195
17 April 1933 Nottingham Forest H 2 – 1 Hine, McDonald 16,849
22 April 1933 West Ham United H 1 – 2 Dewar 14,958
29 April 1933 Lincoln City A 2 – 3 Dewar, Hine 8,507
6 May 1933 Swansea Town H 1 – 1 Hine 65,988
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5 Nottingham Forest 42 17 15 10 67 59 +8 49
6 Manchester United 42 15 13 14 71 68 +3 43
7 Millwall 42 16 11 15 59 57 +2 43

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
14 January 1933 Round 3 Middlesbrough H 1 – 4 Spence 36,991

Squad statistics

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England John Moody 42 0 1 0 43 0
FB Scotland Tommy Frame 33 2 1 0 34 2
FB Wales Tom Jones 10 0 0 0 10 0
FB England Jack Mellor 40 0 1 0 41 0
FB England Jack Silcock 27 0 1 0 28 0
FB England Henry Topping 5 0 0 0 5 0
HB Scotland George McLachlan 17 0 0 0 17 0
HB England Hugh McLenahan 24 2 1 0 25 2
HB England Tom Manley 19 0 0 0 19 0
HB England Ernest Vincent 40 1 1 0 41 1
FW Scotland Dick Black 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW United States Jim Brown 25 10 0 0 25 10
FW Scotland Stewart Chalmers 22 1 1 0 23 1
FW Scotland Neil Dewar 15 6 0 0 15 6
FW England Arthur Fitton 4 0 0 0 4 0
FW England Stanley Gallimore 12 5 0 0 12 5
FW England Herbert Heywood 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Ernie Hine 14 5 0 0 14 5
FW England Samuel Hopkinson 6 1 0 0 6 1
FW Scotland Willie McDonald 21 4 0 0 21 4
FW England Andy Mitchell 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Louis Page 3 0 0 0 3 0
FW Scotland Thomas Reid 11 10 1 0 12 10
FW England Bill Ridding 23 11 1 0 24 11
FW England Joe Spence 19 7 1 1 20 8
FW Scotland William Stewart 21 3 1 0 22 3
FW England Arthur Warburton 6 1 0 0 6 1
Own goals 2 0 2