The 2014–15 season was Manchester United’s 23rd season in the Premier League, and their 40th consecutive season in the top-flight of English football.

United began the season on 16 August 2014, with the opening game of their Premier League campaign. They also competed in the two domestic cups, the FA Cup and the League Cup. This was the first season since 1989–90 that Manchester United did not compete in any European competition.

United finished seventh in the Premier League last season so did not participate in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the 1995–96 campaign and were not in any European competition for the first time in 25 years. Louis van Gaal was announced as the new manager on 19 May 2014 after the sacking of David Moyes in April. He appointed Ryan Giggs, who retired from playing, as assistant manager, Marcel Bout as assistant coach, specialising in oppositional scouting, and Frans Hoek as goalkeeping coach. United completed their first signing of the season on 26 June 2014 with the acquisition of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao for £29 million, and followed this up the following day with Luke Shaw from Southampton. Following the departures of Vidić and Evra, Wayne Rooney and Darren Fletcher were named as captain and vice-captain respectively.

Pre-season and friendlies

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
23 July 2014 LA Galaxy N 7–0 Welbeck 13′, Rooney (2) 42′ (pen.), 45′, James (2) 62′, 84′, Young (2) 88′, 90′ 86,432
26 July 2014 Roma N 3–2 Rooney (2) 36′, 45′ (pen.), Mata 39′ 54,117
29 July 2014 Internazionale N 0–0
(5–3p)
61,238
2 August 2014 Real Madrid N 3–1 Young (2) 21′, 37′, Hernández 80′ 109,318
4 August 2014 Liverpool N 3–1 Rooney 55′, Mata 57′, Lingard 88′ 51,014
12 August 2014 Valencia H 2–1 Fletcher 49′, Fellaini 90+1′ 58,381

Premier League

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance League
position
16 August 2014 Swansea City H 1–2 Rooney 53′ 75,339 16th
24 August 2014 Sunderland A 1–1 Mata 17′ 43,217 13th
30 August 2014 Burnley A 0–0 31,399 14th
14 September 2014 Queens Park Rangers H 4–0 Di María 24′, Herrera 36′, Rooney 44′, Mata 58′ 75,355 9th
21 September 2014 Leicester City A 3–5 Van Persie 13′, Di María 16′, Herrera 57′ 31,784 12th
27 September 2014 West Ham United H 2–1 Rooney 5′, Van Persie 22′ 75,317 7th
5 October 2014 Everton H 2–1 Di María 28′, Falcao 63′ 75,294 4th
20 October 2014 West Bromwich Albion A 2–2 Fellaini 47′, Blind 86′ 25,794 6th
26 October 2014 Chelsea H 1–1 Van Persie 90+4′ 75,327 8th
2 November 2014 Manchester City A 0–1 45,358 9th
8 November 2014 Crystal Palace H 1–0 Mata 67′ 75,325 6th
22 November 2014 Arsenal A 2–1 Gibbs 56′ (o.g.), Rooney 85′ 60,074 4th
29 November 2014 Hull City H 3–0 Smalling 16′, Rooney 42′, Van Persie 66′ 75,345 4th
2 December 2014 Stoke City H 2–1 Fellaini 21′, Mata 59′ 75,388 4th
8 December 2014 Southampton A 2–1 Van Persie (2) 12′, 71′ 31,420 3rd
14 December 2014 Liverpool H 3–0 Rooney 12′, Mata 40′, Van Persie 71′ 75,331 3rd
20 December 2014 Aston Villa A 1–1 Falcao 53′ 41,273 3rd
26 December 2014 Newcastle United H 3–1 Rooney (2) 23′, 36′, Van Persie 53′ 75,318 3rd
28 December 2014 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–0 35,711 3rd
1 January 2015 Stoke City A 1–1 Falcao 26′ 27,203 3rd
11 January 2015 Southampton H 0–1 75,395 4th
17 January 2015 Queens Park Rangers A 2–0 Fellaini 58′, Wilson 90+4′ 18,098 4th
31 January 2015 Leicester City H 3–1 Van Persie 27′, Falcao 31′, Morgan 44′ (o.g.) 75,329 3rd
8 February 2015 West Ham United A 1–1 Blind 90+2′ 34,499 4th
11 February 2015 Burnley H 3–1 Smalling (2) 6′, 45+3′, Van Persie 82′ (pen.) 75,356 3rd
21 February 2015 Swansea City A 1–2 Herrera 28′ 20,809 4th
28 February 2015 Sunderland H 2–0 Rooney (2) 66′ (pen.), 84′ 75,344 3rd
4 March 2015 Newcastle United A 1–0 Young 89′ 49,801 4th
15 March 2015 Tottenham Hotspur H 3–0 Fellaini 9′, Carrick 19′, Rooney 34′ 75,112 4th
22 March 2015 Liverpool A 2–1 Mata (2) 14′, 59′ 44,405 4th
4 April 2015 Aston Villa H 3–1 Herrera (2) 43′, 90+2′, Rooney 79′ 75,397 3rd
12 April 2015 Manchester City H 4–2 Young 14′, Fellaini 27′, Mata 67′, Smalling 73′ 75,313 3rd
18 April 2015 Chelsea A 0–1 41,422 3rd
26 April 2015 Everton A 0–3 39,497 4th
2 May 2015 West Bromwich Albion H 0–1 75,454 4th
9 May 2015 Crystal Palace A 2–1 Mata 19′ (pen.), Fellaini 78′ 25,009 4th
17 May 2015 Arsenal H 1–1 Herrera 30′ 75,323 4th
24 May 2015 Hull City A 0–0 24,745 4th

 

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
2 Manchester City 38 24 7 7 83 38 +45 79 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
3 Arsenal 38 22 9 7 71 36 +35 75
4 Manchester United 38 20 10 8 62 37 +25 70 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 19 7 12 58 53 +5 64 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Liverpool 38 18 8 12 52 48 +4 6

FA Cup

FA Cup

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
4 January 2015 Round 3 Yeovil Town A 2–0 Herrera 64′, Di María 90′ 9,264
23 January 2015 Round 4 Cambridge United A 0–0 7,987
3 February 2015 Replay Cambridge United H 3–0 Mata 25′, Rojo 32′, Wilson 73′ 74,511
16 February 2015 Round 5 Preston North End A 3–1 Herrera 65′, Fellaini 72′, Rooney 88′ (pen.) 21,348
9 March 2015 Round 6 Arsenal H 1–2 Rooney 29′ 74,285

League Cup

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
26 August 2014 Round 2 Milton Keynes Dons A 0–4 26,969

Squad statistics

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Spain David de Gea 37 0 5 0 1 0 43 0 0 0
2 DF Brazil Rafael 6(4) 0 1 0 0 0 7(4) 0 2 0
3 DF England Luke Shaw 15(1) 0 3(1) 0 0 0 18(2) 0 1 1
4 DF England Phil Jones 22 0 1(1) 0 0 0 23(1) 0 3 0
5 DF Argentina Marcos Rojo 20(2) 0 4 1 0 0 24(2) 1 8 0
6 DF Northern Ireland Jonny Evans 12(2) 0 1(1) 0 1 0 14(3) 0 1 0
7 MF Argentina Ángel Di María 20(7) 3 4(1) 1 0 0 24(8) 4 2 1
8 MF Spain Juan Mata 27(6) 9 1(1) 1 0 0 28(7) 10 2 0
9 FW Colombia Radamel Falcao 14(12) 4 3 0 0 0 17(12) 4 2 0
10 FW England Wayne Rooney (c) 33 12 4 2 0 0 37 14 5 1
11 MF Belgium Adnan Januzaj 7(11) 0 1(1) 0 0(1) 0 8(13) 0 1 0
12 DF England Chris Smalling 21(4) 4 4 0 0 0 25(4) 4 1 1
13 GK Denmark Anders Lindegaard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 FW Mexico Javier Hernández 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
16 MF England Michael Carrick 16(2) 1 1(1) 0 0 0 17(3) 1 1 0
17 MF Portugal Nani 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0
17 MF Netherlands Daley Blind 25 2 4 0 0 0 29 2 4 0
18 MF England Ashley Young 23(3) 2 1(2) 0 0 0 24(5) 2 6 0
19 FW England Danny Welbeck 0(2) 0 0 0 1 0 1(2) 0 0 0
20 FW Netherlands Robin van Persie 25(2) 10 1(1) 0 0 0 26(3) 10 5 0
21 MF Spain Ander Herrera 19(7) 6 3(2) 2 0 0 22(9) 8 8 0
22 MF England Nick Powell 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
23 MF England Tom Cleverley 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
24 MF Scotland Darren Fletcher (vc) 4(7) 0 1 0 0 0 5(7) 0 1 0
25 MF Ecuador Antonio Valencia 29(3) 0 3 0 0 0 32(3) 0 4 0
26 MF Japan Shinji Kagawa 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
28 MF Brazil Anderson 0(1) 0 0 0 1 0 1(1) 0 0 0
29 FW England Wilfried Zaha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF Uruguay Guillermo Varela 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Belgium Marouane Fellaini 19(8) 6 4 1 0 0 23(8) 7 7 1
32 GK Spain Víctor Valdés 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0
33 DF Northern Ireland Paddy McNair 12(4) 0 2 0 0 0 14(4) 0 2 0
34 FW Wales Tom Lawrence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF England Jesse Lingard 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
36 DF Belgium Marnick Vermijl 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
37 DF Switzerland Saidy Janko 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
38 DF England Michael Keane 0(1) 0 0 0 1 0 1(1) 0 0 0
39 DF England Tom Thorpe 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0
40 GK England Ben Amos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 DF England Reece James 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
42 DF England Tyler Blackett 6(5) 0 1 0 0 0 7(5) 0 3 1
44 MF Brazil Andreas Pereira 0(1) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0(2) 0 0 0
45 MF Italy Davide Petrucci 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 MF England Joe Rothwell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 FW England Will Keane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
49 FW England James Wilson 2(11) 1 2(1) 1 0(1) 0 4(13) 2 4 0
50 GK England Sam Johnstone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FW Chile Ángelo Henríquez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Own goals 2 0 0 2