Manchester United 1925-26

The 1925–26 season was Manchester United’s 30th season in the Football League. Newly promoted to the First Division, they achieved their best finish since before the Great War by finishing ninth in the league.

First Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
29 August 1925West Ham UnitedA0 – 125,630
2 September 1925Aston VillaH3 – 0Barson, Lochhead, Spence41,717
5 September 1925ArsenalH0 – 132,288
7 September 1925Aston VillaA2 – 2Hanson, Rennox27,701
12 September 1925Manchester CityA1 – 1Rennox62,994
16 September 1925Leicester CityH3 – 2Rennox (2), Lochhead21,275
19 September 1925LiverpoolA0 – 518,824
26 September 1925BurnleyH6 – 1Rennox (3), Hanson, Hilditch, Smith17,259
3 October 1925Leeds UnitedA0 – 226,265
10 October 1925Newcastle UnitedH2 – 1Rennox, Thomas39,651
17 October 1925Tottenham HotspurH0 – 026,496
24 October 1925Cardiff CityA2 – 0McPherson (2)15,846
31 October 1925Huddersfield TownH1 – 1Thomas37,213
7 November 1925EvertonA3 – 1McPherson, Rennox, Spence12,387
14 November 1925BirminghamH3 – 1Barson, Spence, Thomas23,559
21 November 1925BuryA3 – 1McPherson (2), Spence16,591
28 November 1925Blackburn RoversH2 – 0McPherson, Thomas33,660
5 December 1925SunderlandA1 – 2Rennox25,507
12 December 1925Sheffield UnitedH1 – 2McPherson31,132
19 December 1925West Bromwich AlbionA1 – 5McPherson17,651
25 December 1925Bolton WanderersH2 – 1Hanson, Spence38,503
28 December 1925Leicester CityA3 – 1McPherson (3)28,367
2 January 1926West Ham UnitedH2 – 1Rennox (2)29,612
16 January 1926ArsenalA2 – 3McPherson, Spence25,252
23 January 1926Manchester CityH1 – 6Rennox48,657
6 February 1926BurnleyA1 – 0McPherson17,141
13 February 1926Leeds UnitedH2 – 1McPherson, Sweeney29,584
27 February 1926Tottenham HotspurA1 – 0Smith25,466
10 March 1926LiverpoolH3 – 3Hanson, Rennox, Spence9,214
13 March 1926Huddersfield TownA0 – 527,842
17 March 1926Bolton WanderersA1 – 3McPherson10,794
20 March 1926EvertonH0 – 030,058
2 April 1926Notts CountyA3 – 0Rennox (2), McPherson18,453
3 April 1926BuryH0 – 141,085
5 April 1926Notts CountyH0 – 119,606
10 April 1926Blackburn RoversA0 – 715,870
14 April 1926Newcastle UnitedA1 – 4Hanson9,829
19 April 1926BirminghamA1 – 2Rennox8,948
21 April 1926SunderlandH5 – 1Taylor (3), Smith, Thomas10,918
24 April 1926Sheffield UnitedA0 – 215,571
28 April 1926Cardiff CityH1 – 0Inglis9,116
1 May 1926West Bromwich AlbionH3 – 2Taylor (3)9,974
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
8Bolton Wanderers421710157576–144
9Manchester United42196176673–744
10Newcastle United421610168475+942

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
9 January 1926Round 3Port ValeA3 – 2Spence (2), McPherson14,841
30 January 1926Round 4Tottenham HotspurA2 – 2Spence, Thomas40,000
3 February 1926Round 4
Replay
Tottenham HotspurH2 – 0Rennox, Spence45,000
20 February 1926Round 5SunderlandA3 – 3Smith (2), McPherson50,500
24 February 1926Round 5
Replay
SunderlandH2 – 1McPherson, Smith58,661
6 March 1926Round 6FulhamA2 – 1McPherson, Smith28,699
27 March 1926Semi-finalsManchester CityN0 – 346,450