Manchester United 1938-39

The 1938–39 season was Manchester United’s 43rd season in the Football League. Newly promoted back to the First Division, they secured their survival with a 14th-place finish.

First Division

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
27 August 1938MiddlesbroughA1 – 3Smith25,539
31 August 1938Bolton WanderersH2 – 2Craven, Own goal37,950
3 September 1938BirminghamH4 – 1Smith (2), Bryant, Craven22,228
7 September 1938LiverpoolA0 – 125,070
10 September 1938Grimsby TownA0 – 114,077
17 September 1938Stoke CityA1 – 1Smith21,526
24 September 1938ChelseaH5 – 1Carey, Manley, Redwood, Rowley, Smith34,557
1 October 1938Preston North EndA1 – 1Bryant25,964
8 October 1938Charlton AthleticH0 – 235,730
15 October 1938BlackpoolH0 – 039,723
22 October 1938Derby CountyA1 – 5Smith26,612
29 October 1938SunderlandH0 – 133,565
5 November 1938Aston VillaA2 – 0Rowley, Wrigglesworth38,357
12 November 1938Wolverhampton WanderersH1 – 3Rowley32,821
19 November 1938EvertonA0 – 331,809
26 November 1938Huddersfield TownH1 – 1Hanlon23,164
3 December 1938PortsmouthA0 – 018,692
10 December 1938ArsenalH1 – 0Bryant42,008
17 December 1938BrentfordA5 – 2Hanlon (2), Bryant, Manley, Rowley14,919
24 December 1938MiddlesbroughH1 – 1Wassall33,235
26 December 1938Leicester CityH3 – 0Wrigglesworth (2), Carey26,332
27 December 1938Leicester CityA1 – 1Hanlon21,434
31 December 1938BirminghamA3 – 3Hanlon, McKay, Pearson20,787
14 January 1939Grimsby TownH3 – 1Rowley (2), Wassall25,654
21 January 1939Stoke CityH0 – 137,384
28 January 1939ChelseaA1 – 0Bradbury31,265
4 February 1939Preston North EndH1 – 1Rowley41,061
11 February 1939Charlton AthleticA1 – 7Hanlon23,721
18 February 1939BlackpoolA5 – 3Hanlon (3), Bryant, Carey15,253
25 February 1939Derby CountyH1 – 1Carey37,166
4 March 1939SunderlandA2 – 5Manley, Rowley11,078
11 March 1939Aston VillaH1 – 1Wassall28,292
18 March 1939Wolverhampton WanderersA0 – 331,498
29 March 1939EvertonH0 – 218,348
1 April 1939Huddersfield TownA1 – 1Rowley14,007
7 April 1939**Leeds UnitedH0 – 035,564
8 April 1939PortsmouthH1 – 1Rowley25,457
10 April 1939Leeds UnitedA1 – 3Carey13,771
15 April 1939ArsenalA1 – 2Hanlon25,741
22 April 1939BrentfordH3 – 0Bryant, Carey, Wassall15,353
29 April 1939Bolton WanderersA0 – 010,314
6 May 1939LiverpoolH2 – 0Hanlon (2)12,073
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
13Leeds United42169175967–841
14Manchester United421116155765–838
15Blackpool421114175668–1238

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
7 January 1939Round 3West Bromwich AlbionA0 – 023,900
11 January 1939Round 3
Replay
West Bromwich AlbionH1 – 5Redwood17,641