Manchester United 1931-32

The 1931–32 season was Manchester United’s 36th season in the Football League.
The season saw Herbert Bamlett sacked as manager on 9 November 1931 after a dismal run of form in the league, and Walter Crickmer recruited as his successor on the same day. United recovered well in the league after his appointment and finished 12th, banishing fears of a second successive relegation which would have pushed them into the Third Division North for the first time. At the end of the season Scott Duncan replaced Walter Crickmer as the full-time manager.

Second Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
29 August 1931Bradford Park AvenueA1 – 3Reid16,239
2 September 1931SouthamptonH2 – 3Ferguson, Johnston3,507
5 September 1931Swansea TownH2 – 1Hopkinson, Reid6,763
7 September 1931Stoke CityA0 – 310,518
12 September 1931Tottenham HotspurH1 – 1Johnston9,557
16 September 1931Stoke CityH1 – 1Spence5,025
19 September 1931Nottingham ForestA1 – 2Gallimore10,166
26 September 1931ChesterfieldH3 – 1Warburton (2), Johnston10,834
3 October 1931BurnleyA0 – 29,719
10 October 1931Preston North EndH3 – 2Gallimore, Johnston, Spence8,496
17 October 1931BarnsleyA0 – 04,052
24 October 1931Notts CountyH3 – 3Gallimore, Mann, Spence6,694
31 October 1931Plymouth ArgyleA1 – 3Johnston22,555
7 November 1931Leeds UnitedH2 – 5Spence (2)9,512
14 November 1931Oldham AthleticA5 – 1Johnston (2), Spence (2), Mann10,922
21 November 1931BuryH1 – 2Spence11,745
28 November 1931Port ValeA2 – 1Spence (2)6,955
5 December 1931MillwallH2 – 0Gallimore, Spence6,396
12 December 1931Bradford CityA3 – 4Spence (2), Johnston13,215
19 December 1931Bristol CityH0 – 14,697
25 December 1931Wolverhampton WanderersH3 – 2Hopkinson, Reid, Spence33,123
26 December 1931Wolverhampton WanderersA0 – 737,207
2 January 1932Bradford Park AvenueH0 – 26,056
16 January 1932Swansea TownA1 – 3Warburton5,888
23 January 1932Tottenham HotspurA1 – 4Reid19,139
30 January 1932Nottingham ForestH3 – 2Reid (3)11,152
6 February 1932ChesterfieldA3 – 1Reid (2), Spence9,457
17 February 1932BurnleyH5 – 1Johnston (2), Ridding (2), Gallimore11,036
20 February 1932Preston North EndA0 – 013,353
27 February 1932BarnsleyH3 – 0Hopkinson (2), Gallimore18,223
5 March 1932Notts CountyA2 – 1Hopkinson, Reid10,817
12 March 1932Plymouth ArgyleH2 – 1Spence (2)24,827
19 March 1932Leeds UnitedA4 – 1Reid (2), Johnston, Ridding13,644
25 March 1932Charlton AthleticH0 – 237,012
26 March 1932Oldham AthleticH5 – 1Reid (3), Fitton, Spence17,886
28 March 1932Charlton AthleticA0 – 116,256
2 April 1932BuryA0 – 012,592
9 April 1932Port ValeH2 – 0Reid, Spence10,916
16 April 1932MillwallA1 – 1Reid9,087
23 April 1932Bradford CityH1 – 0Fitton17,765
30 April 1932Bristol CityA1 – 2Black5,874
7 May 1932SouthamptonA1 – 1Black6,128
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
11Nottingham Forest421610167772+542
12Manchester United42178178586–142
13Preston North End421610167577–242

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 1932Round 3Plymouth ArgyleA1 – 4Reid28,000