Manchester United 1908-09

The 1908–09 season was Manchester United’s 17th season in the Football League and fourth in the First Division.

The Manchester United FC team of 1909 posing with their trophies won, they are: FA Charity Shield, the Football League (First Division, won in 1907-08) and the FA Cup.
DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
5 September 1908Preston North EndA3 – 0J. Turnbull (2), Halse18,000
7 September 1908BuryH2 – 1J. Turnbull (2)16,000
12 September 1908MiddlesbroughH6 – 3J. Turnbull (4), Halse, Wall25,000
19 September 1908Manchester CityA2 – 1Halse, J. Turnbull40,000
26 September 1908LiverpoolH3 – 2Halse (2), J. Turnbull25,000
3 October 1908BuryA2 – 2Halse, Wall25,000
10 October 1908Sheffield UnitedH2 – 1Bell (2)14,000
17 October 1908Aston VillaA1 – 3Halse40,000
24 October 1908Nottingham ForestH2 – 2S. Turnbull (2)20,000
31 October 1908SunderlandA1 – 6S. Turnbull30,000
7 November 1908ChelseaH0 – 115,000
14 November 1908Blackburn RoversA3 – 1Halse, J. Turnbull, Wall25,000
21 November 1908Bradford CityH2 – 0Picken, Wall15,000
28 November 1908Sheffield WednesdayH3 – 1Halse, J. Turnbull, Wall20,000
5 December 1908EvertonA2 – 3Bannister, Halse35,000
12 December 1908Leicester FosseH4 – 2Wall (3), Picken10,000
19 December 1908Woolwich ArsenalA1 – 0Halse10,000
25 December 1908Newcastle UnitedA1 – 2Wall35,000
26 December 1908Newcastle UnitedH1 – 0Halse40,000
1 January 1909Notts CountyH4 – 3Halse (2), Roberts, S. Turnbull15,000
2 January 1909Preston North EndH0 – 218,000
9 January 1909MiddlesbroughA0 – 515,000
23 January 1909Manchester CityH3 – 1Livingstone (2), Wall40,000
30 January 1909LiverpoolA1 – 3S. Turnbull30,000
13 February 1909Sheffield UnitedA0 – 012,000
27 February 1909Nottingham ForestA0 – 27,000
13 March 1909ChelseaA1 – 1Wall30,000
15 March 1909SunderlandH2 – 2Payne, J. Turnbull10,000
20 March 1909Blackburn RoversH0 – 311,000
31 March 1909Aston VillaH0 – 210,000
3 April 1909Sheffield WednesdayA0 – 215,000
9 April 1909Bristol CityH0 – 118,000
10 April 1909EvertonH2 – 2J. Turnbull (2)8,000
12 April 1909Bristol CityA0 – 018,000
13 April 1909Notts CountyA1 – 0Livingstone7,000
17 April 1909Leicester FosseA2 – 3J. Turnbull, Wall8,000
27 April 1909Woolwich ArsenalH1 – 4J. Turnbull10,000
29 April 1909Bradford CityA0 – 130,000
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
12Sheffield United3814915515937
13Manchester United3815716586837
14Nottingham Forest3814816665736

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

FA Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
16 January 1909First RoundBrighton & Hove AlbionH1 – 0Halse8,300
6 February 1909Second RoundEvertonH1 – 0Halse35,217
20 February 1909Third RoundBlackburn RoversH6 – 1S. Turnbull (3), J. Turnbull (3)38,500
5 March 1909Fourth RoundBurnleyAA – AMatch abandoned at 0–1
10 March 1909Fourth RoundBurnleyA3 – 2J. Turnbull (2), Halse16,850
27 March 1909Semi-FinalNewcastle UnitedN1 – 0Halse40,118
24 April 1909FinalBristol CityN1 – 0S. Turnbull71,401

Squad statistics

Pos.NameLeagueFA CupTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GK Harry Moger36060420
GK Tom Wilcox200020
FB Herbert Burgess400040
FB Tony Donnelly100010
FB Vince Hayes22060280
FB Dick Holden200020
FB Aaron Hulme300030
FB Oscar Linkson10000100
FB George Stacey32060380
HB Alex Bell20260262
HB Joe Curry800080
HB Alex Downie23000230
HB Dick Duckworth33060390
HB Harold Hardman400040
HB John McGillivray200020
HB Charlie Roberts27160331
HB Ernest Thomson100010
FW Jimmy Bannister16100161
FW Bill Berry100010
FW David Christie200020
FW Joe Ford400040
FW Harold Halse2914643518
FW George Livingstone11320133
FW Billy Meredith34040380
FW Ernest Payne210021
FW Jack Picken13300133
FW Jack Quinn100010
FW Jimmy Turnbull2217652822
FW Sandy Turnbull19564259
FW George Wall3411604011