Manchester United 1937-38

The 1937–38 season was Manchester United’s 42nd season in the Football League.
The season began with Scott Duncan still manager after the club’s relegation, but he was sacked on 7 November 1937 and two days later Walter Crickmer was appointed as the manager for the second time.
At the end of the season, United finished second in the league and were promoted back to the First Division, where they would remain for the next 36 years.

Second Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
28 August 1937Newcastle UnitedH3 – 0Manley (2), Bryant29,446
30 August 1937Coventry CityA0 – 130,575
4 September 1937Luton TownA0 – 120,610
8 September 1937Coventry CityH2 – 2Bamford, Bryant17,455
11 September 1937BarnsleyH4 – 1Bamford (3), Manley22,394
13 September 1937BuryA2 – 1Ferrier (2)9,954
18 September 1937Stockport CountyA0 – 124,386
25 September 1937SouthamptonH1 – 2Manley22,729
2 October 1937Sheffield UnitedH0 – 120,105
9 October 1937Tottenham HotspurA1 – 0Manley31,189
16 October 1937Blackburn RoversA1 – 1Bamford19,580
23 October 1937Sheffield WednesdayH1 – 0Ferrier16,379
30 October 1937FulhamA0 – 117,350
6 November 1937Plymouth ArgyleH0 – 018,359
13 November 1937ChesterfieldA7 – 1Bamford (4), Baird, Bryant, Manley17,407
20 November 1937Aston VillaH3 – 1Bamford, Manley, Pearson33,193
27 November 1937Norwich CityA3 – 2Baird, Bryant, Pearson17,397
4 December 1937Swansea TownH5 – 1Rowley (4), Bryant17,782
11 December 1937Bradford Park AvenueA0 – 412,004
27 December 1937Nottingham ForestH4 – 3Baird (2), McKay, Wrigglesworth30,778
28 December 1937Nottingham ForestA3 – 2Bamford, Bryant, Carey19,283
1 January 1938Newcastle UnitedA2 – 2Bamford, Rowley40,088
15 January 1938Luton TownH4 – 2Bamford, Bryant, Carey, McKay16,845
29 January 1938Stockport CountyH3 – 1Bamford, Bryant, McKay31,852
2 February 1938BarnsleyA2 – 2Rowley, Smith7,859
5 February 1938SouthamptonA3 – 3Redwood (2), Baird20,354
17 February 1938Sheffield UnitedA2 – 1Bryant, Smith17,754
19 February 1938Tottenham HotspurH0 – 134,631
23 February 1938West Ham UnitedH4 – 0Baird (2), Smith, Wassall14,572
26 February 1938Blackburn RoversH2 – 1Baird, Bryant30,892
5 March 1938Sheffield WednesdayA3 – 1Baird, Brown, Rowley37,156
12 March 1938FulhamH1 – 0Baird30,363
19 March 1938Plymouth ArgyleA1 – 1Rowley20,311
26 March 1938ChesterfieldH4 – 1Smith (2), Bryant, Carey27,311
2 April 1938Aston VillaA0 – 354,654
9 April 1938Norwich CityH0 – 025,879
15 April 1938BurnleyA0 – 128,459
16 April 1938Swansea TownA2 – 2Rowley, Smith13,811
18 April 1938BurnleyH4 – 0McKay (2), Baird, Bryant35,808
23 April 1938Bradford Park AvenueH3 – 1Baird, McKay, Smith28,919
30 April 1938West Ham UnitedA0 – 114,816
7 May 1938BuryH2 – 0McKay, Smith53,604
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Aston Villa42257107335+3857
2Manchester United42229118250+3253
3Sheffield Wednesday42229117356+1753

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
8 January 1938Round 3Yeovil TownH3 – 0Baird, Bamford, Pearson49,004
22 January 1938Round 4BarnsleyA2 – 2Baird, Carey35,549
26 January 1938Round 4
Replay
BarnsleyH1 – 0Baird33,601
12 February 1938Round 5BrentfordA0 – 224,147