Manchester United 1933-34

The 1933–34 season was Manchester United’s 38th season in the Football League.
5 May 1934 would go down as one of the most important dates in the history of Manchester United. Going into the last game of the season the team were in 21st place in the Second Division, one point away from safety. Fortunately for the club their future was in their own hands, as in the last game of the season they would be taking on Millwall, the team just above them and keeping them in the relegation zone.
That day Manchester United played as if their lives depended on it. They took the lead through Tom Manley and then put the game beyond doubt when Jack Cape added a second. This result meant Millwall were relegated to the Third Division instead of Manchester United.

Second Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
26 August 1933Plymouth ArgyleA0 – 425,700
30 August 1933Nottingham ForestH0 – 116,934
2 September 1933Lincoln CityH1 – 1Green16,987
7 September 1933Nottingham ForestA1 – 1Stewart10,650
9 September 1933Bolton WanderersH1 – 5Stewart21,779
16 September 1933BrentfordA4 – 3Brown (2), Frame, Hine17,180
23 September 1933BurnleyH5 – 2Dewar (4), Brown18,411
30 September 1933Oldham AthleticA0 – 222,736
7 October 1933Preston North EndH1 – 0Hine22,303
14 October 1933Bradford Park AvenueA1 – 6Hine11,033
21 October 1933BuryA1 – 2Byrne15,008
28 October 1933Hull CityH4 – 1Heywood (2), Green, Hine16,269
4 November 1933FulhamA2 – 0Stewart, own goal17,049
11 November 1933SouthamptonH1 – 0Manley18,149
18 November 1933BlackpoolA1 – 3Brown14,384
25 November 1933Bradford CityH2 – 1Dewar, own goal20,902
2 December 1933Port ValeA3 – 2Black, Brown, Dewar10,316
9 December 1933Notts CountyH1 – 2Dewar15,564
16 December 1933Swansea TownA1 – 2Hine6,591
23 December 1933MillwallH1 – 1Dewar12,043
25 December 1933Grimsby TownH1 – 3Vose29,443
26 December 1933Grimsby TownA3 – 7Byrne (2), Frame15,801
30 December 1933Plymouth ArgyleH0 – 312,206
6 January 1934Lincoln CityA1 – 5Brown6,075
20 January 1934Bolton WanderersA1 – 3Ball11,887
27 January 1934BrentfordH1 – 3Ball16,891
3 February 1934BurnleyA4 – 1Cape (2), Green, Stewart9,906
10 February 1934Oldham AthleticH2 – 3Cape, Green24,480
21 February 1934Preston North EndA2 – 3Gallimore (2)9,173
24 February 1934Bradford Park AvenueH0 – 413,389
3 March 1934BuryH2 – 1Ball, Gallimore11,176
10 March 1934Hull CityA1 – 4Ball5,771
17 March 1934FulhamH1 – 0Ball17,565
24 March 1934SouthamptonA0 – 14,840
30 March 1934West Ham UnitedH0 – 129,114
31 March 1934BlackpoolH2 – 0Cape, Hine20,038
2 April 1934West Ham UnitedA1 – 2Cape20,085
7 April 1934Bradford CityA1 – 1Cape9,258
14 April 1934Port ValeH2 – 0Brown, McMillen14,777
21 April 1934Notts CountyA0 – 09,645
28 April 1934Swansea TownH1 – 1Topping16,678
5 May 1934MillwallA2 – 0Cape, Manley24,003
19Swansea Town421015175160–935
20Manchester United42146225985–2634

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
13 January 1934Round 3PortsmouthH1 – 1McLenahan23,282
17 January 1934Round 3
PortsmouthA1 – 4Ball18,748

Squad statistics

Pos.NameLeagueFA CupTotal
GK Billy Behan100010
GK Jack Hacking10000100
GK Jack Hall23020250
GK Charlie Hillam800080
FB Tommy Frame18200182
FB Jack Griffiths10000100
FB Tom Jones39020410
FB Tom Manns200020
FB Walter McMillen23120251
FB Jack Mellor500050
FB George Nevin401050
FB Jack Silcock16010170
FB Henry Topping610061
HB Tom Manley30220322
HB Bill McKay10000100
HB Hugh McLenahan22021241
HB Percy Newton200020
HB William Robertson10000100
HB Ernest Vincent800080
HB George Vose17120191
FW Alf Ainsworth200020
FW Jack Ball18521206
FW Dick Black410041
FW Jim Brown15710167
FW David Byrne430043
FW Jack Cape17700177
FW Stewart Chalmers12000120
FW Neil Dewar21800218
FW Stanley Gallimore730073
FW Eddie Green940094
FW Herbert Heywood320032
FW Ernie Hine33620356
FW Samuel Hopkinson900090
FW Willie McDonald400040
FW Charlie McGillivray801090
FW Bill Ridding500050
FW William Stewart25420274
FW Arthur Warburton200020
Own goals202