The 2015–16 season was Manchester United’s 24th season in the Premier League, and their 41st consecutive season in the top flight of English football. Along with the Premier League, the club also competed in the FA Cup, Football League Cup and UEFA Champions League. Following a third-place finish in their UEFA Champions League group, the club was entered into the last 32 stage of the UEFA Europa League, in which they beat Midtjylland of Denmark, before losing to rivals Liverpool in the round of 16.

United won their 12th FA Cup with a 2–1 win over Crystal Palace in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Pre-season and friendlies

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
17 July 2015 Club América N 1–0 Schneiderlin 5′ 46,857
21 July 2015 San Jose Earthquakes A 3–1 Mata 32′, Depay 36′, Pereira 61′ 18,000
25 July 2015 Barcelona N 3–1 Rooney 8′, Lingard 65′, Januzaj 90′ 68,416
29 July 2015 Paris Saint-Germain N 0–2 61,351

Premier League

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance League
position
8 August 2015 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–0 Walker 22′ (o.g.) 75,261 4th
14 August 2015 Aston Villa A 1–0 Januzaj 29′ 42,200 1st
22 August 2015 Newcastle United H 0–0 75,354 2nd
30 August 2015 Swansea City A 1–2 Mata 48′ 20,828 5th
12 September 2015 Liverpool H 3–1 Blind 49′, Herrera 70′ (pen.), Martial 86′ 75,347 2nd
20 September 2015 Southampton A 3–2 Martial (2) 34′, 50′, Mata 68′ 31,588 2nd
26 September 2015 Sunderland H 3–0 Depay 45+4′, Rooney 46′, Mata 90′ 75,328 1st
4 October 2015 Arsenal A 0–3 60,084 3rd
17 October 2015 Everton A 3–0 Schneiderlin 18′, Herrera 22′, Rooney 62′ 39,553 2nd
25 October 2015 Manchester City H 0–0 75,329 4th
31 October 2015 Crystal Palace A 0–0 24,854 4th
7 November 2015 West Bromwich Albion H 2–0 Lingard 52′, Mata 90+1′ (pen.) 75,410 4th
21 November 2015 Watford A 2–1 Depay 11′, Deeney 90′ (o.g.) 20,702 2nd
28 November 2015 Leicester City A 1–1 Schweinsteiger 45′ 32,115 3rd
5 December 2015 West Ham United H 0–0 75,350 4th
12 December 2015 AFC Bournemouth A 1–2 Fellaini 24′ 11,334 4th
19 December 2015 Norwich City H 1–2 Martial 67′ 75,320 5th
26 December 2015 Stoke City A 0–2 27,426 6th
28 December 2015 Chelsea H 0–0 75,275 6th
2 January 2016 Swansea City H 2–1 Martial 47′, Rooney 77′ 75,415 5th
12 January 2016 Newcastle United A 3–3 Rooney (2) 9′ (pen.), 79′, Lingard 38′ 49,673 6th
17 January 2016 Liverpool A 1–0 Rooney 78′ 43,865 5th
23 January 2016 Southampton H 0–1 75,408 5th
2 February 2016 Stoke City H 3–0 Lingard 14′, Martial 23′, Rooney 53′ 75,234 5th
7 February 2016 Chelsea A 1–1 Lingard 61′ 41,434 5th
13 February 2016 Sunderland A 1–2 Martial 39′ 41,687 5th
28 February 2016 Arsenal H 3–2 Rashford (2) 29′, 32′, Herrera 65′ 75,329 5th
2 March 2016 Watford H 1–0 Mata 83′ 75,282 5th
6 March 2016 West Bromwich Albion A 0–1 24,878 6th
20 March 2016 Manchester City A 1–0 Rashford 16′ 54,557 6th
3 April 2016 Everton H 1–0 Martial 54′ 75,341 5th
10 April 2016 Tottenham Hotspur A 0–3 35,761 5th
16 April 2016 Aston Villa H 1–0 Rashford 32′ 75,411 5th
20 April 2016 Crystal Palace H 2–0 Delaney 4′ (o.g.), Darmian 55′ 75,277 5th
1 May 2016 Leicester City H 1–1 Martial 8′ 75,275 5th
7 May 2016 Norwich City A 1–0 Mata 72′ 27,132 5th
10 May 2016 West Ham United A 2–3 Martial (2) 51′, 72′ 34,602 5th
17 May 2016 AFC Bournemouth H 3–1 Rooney 43′, Rashford 74′, Young 87′ 74,363 5th

 

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
3 Tottenham Hotspur 38 19 13 6 69 35 +34 70 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
4 Manchester City 38 19 9 10 71 41 +30 66 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Manchester United 38 19 9 10 49 35 +14 66 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 59 41 +18 63
7 West Ham United 38 16 14 8 65 51 +14 62 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round

FA Cup

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
9 January 2016 Round 3 Sheffield United H 1–0 Rooney 90+3′ (pen.) 74,284
29 January 2016 Round 4 Derby County A 3–1 Rooney 16′, Blind 65′, Mata 83′ 31,134
22 February 2016 Round 5 Shrewsbury Town A 3–0 Smalling 37′, Mata 45’+2, Lingard 61′ 9,370
13 March 2016 Round 6 West Ham United H 1–1 Martial 83′ 74,298
13 April 2016 Round 6
Replay
West Ham United A 2–1 Rashford 54′, Fellaini 67′ 33,505
23 April 2016 Semi-Final Everton N 2–1 Fellaini 34′, Martial 90+3′ 86,064
21 May 2016 Final Crystal Palace N 2–1 (a.e.t.) Mata 81′, Lingard 110′ 88,610

League Cup

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
23 September 2015 Round 3 Ipswich Town H 3–0 Rooney 23′, Pereira 60′, Martial 90+2′ 56,607
28 October 2015 Round 4 Middlesbrough H 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(1–3p)
67,258

UEFA Champions League

Play-off round

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
18 August 2015 Play-off round
First leg
Club Brugge H 3–1 Depay (2) 13′, 43′, Fellaini 90+4′ 75,312
26 August 2015 Play-off round
Second leg
Club Brugge A 4–0 Rooney (3) 20′, 49′, 57′, Herrera 63′ 28,733

Group stage

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance Group
position
15 September 2015 PSV A 1–2 Depay 41′ 35,292 3rd
30 September 2015 VfL Wolfsburg H 2–1 Mata 34′ (pen.), Smalling 52′ 74,811 2nd
21 October 2015 CSKA Moscow A 1–1 Martial 65′ 18,156 2nd
3 November 2015 CSKA Moscow H 1–0 Rooney 79′ 75,165 1st
25 November 2015 PSV H 0–0 75,321 2nd
8 December 2015 VfL Wolfsburg A 2–3 Martial 10′, Guilavogui 82′ (o.g.) 26,400 3rd
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Germany Wolfsburg 6 4 0 2 9 6 +3 12 Advance to knockout phase
2 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
3 England Manchester United 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8 Transfer to Europa League
4 Russia CSKA Moscow 6 1 1 4 5 9 −4 4

UEFA Europa League

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
18 February 2016 Round of 32
First leg
Midtjylland A 1–2 Depay 37′ 9,182
25 February 2016 Round of 32
Second leg
Midtjylland H 5–1 Bodurov 32′ (o.g.), Rashford (2) 63′, 75′, Herrera 88′ (pen.), Depay 90′ 58,609
10 March 2016 Round of 16
First leg
Liverpool A 0–2 43,228
17 March 2016 Round of 16
Second leg
Liverpool H 1–1 Martial 32′ (pen.) 75,180

Squad statistics

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total Discipline
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1 GK Spain David de Gea 34 0 6 0 1 0 8 0 49 0 0 0
4 DF England Phil Jones 6(4) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 1(1) 0 7(6) 0 0 0
5 DF Argentina Marcos Rojo 15(1) 0 4 0 1 0 5(2) 0 25(3) 0 5 0
6 DF Northern Ireland Jonny Evans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 FW Netherlands Memphis Depay 16(13) 2 1(2) 0 1(1) 0 9(2) 5 27(18) 7 4 0
8 MF Spain Juan Mata 34(4) 6 4 3 1 0 10(1) 1 49(5) 10 5 1
9 FW France Anthony Martial 29(2) 11 7 2 0(2) 1 9 3 45(4) 17 4 0
10 FW England Wayne Rooney (c) 27(1) 8 4(1) 2 1(1) 1 6 4 38(3) 15 6 0
11 MF Belgium Adnan Januzaj 2(3) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4(3) 1 1 0
12 DF England Chris Smalling 35 0 7 1 2 0 11 1 55 2 11 1
13 GK Denmark Anders Lindegaard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 FW Mexico Javier Hernández 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0(3) 0 0 0
16 MF England Michael Carrick (vc) 22(6) 0 4(1) 0 1 0 6(2) 0 33(9) 0 6 0
17 MF Netherlands Daley Blind 35 1 7 1 2 0 11(1) 0 55(1) 2 3 0
18 MF England Ashley Young 11(7) 1 0(1) 0 1(1) 0 2(3) 0 14(12) 1 6 0
19 FW England James Wilson 0(1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0
20 GK Argentina Sergio Romero 4 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 10 0 0 0
21 MF Spain Ander Herrera 17(10) 3 4(2) 0 1 0 5(2) 2 27(14) 5 8 0
22 MF England Nick Powell 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0(2) 0 0 0
23 DF England Luke Shaw 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 0 1 0
25 MF Ecuador Antonio Valencia 8(6) 0 1(2) 0 1 0 2(2) 0 12(10) 0 1 0
27 MF Belgium Marouane Fellaini 12(6) 1 6 2 2 0 3(5) 1 23(11) 4 7 0
28 MF France Morgan Schneiderlin 25(4) 1 2(1) 0 0 0 6(1) 0 33(6) 1 4 0
30 MF Uruguay Guillermo Varela 3(1) 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 10(1) 0 2 0
31 MF Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger 13(5) 1 1(1) 0 1 0 6(4) 0 21(10) 1 5 0
33 DF Northern Ireland Paddy McNair 3(5) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4(5) 0 0 0
34 GK England Dean Henderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF England Jesse Lingard 19(6) 4 5(2) 2 1 0 7 0 32(8) 6 8 0
36 DF Italy Matteo Darmian 24(4) 1 1(2) 0 1 0 6(1) 0 32(7) 1 10 0
37 DF Scotland Donald Love 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1(1) 0 1 0
38 DF England Axel Tuanzebe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 FW England Marcus Rashford 11 5 4 1 0 0 3 2 18 8 1 0
40 GK Portugal Joel Castro Pereira 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 DF Wales Regan Poole 0 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0(1) 0 0 0
42 DF England Tyler Blackett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 DF England Cameron Borthwick-Jackson 6(4) 0 3 0 0 0 0(1) 0 9(5) 0 0 0
44 MF Brazil Andreas Pereira 0(4) 0 0(2) 0 2 1 0(3) 0 2(9) 1 2 0
45 MF England Sean Goss 0 0 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 0 0
47 MF England James Weir 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0
48 FW England Will Keane 0(1) 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0 0
49 MF England Joe Riley 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 1 0 1(1) 0 0 0
50 GK England Sam Johnstone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51 DF Netherlands Timothy Fosu-Mensah 2(6) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4(6) 0 1 0
52 DF England Ro-Shaun Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GK Spain Víctor Valdés 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Own goals 3 0 0 2 5