Manchester United 1941-42

The 1941–42 season was Manchester United’s third season in the non-competitive War League during the Second World War.
Many of Manchester United’s players went off to fight in the war, but for those who remained, the Football League organised a special War League.

War League North Regional League First Championship

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
30 August 1941New BrightonH13 – 1J. Rowley (7), Smith (3), Bryant (2), Mitten
6 September 1941New BrightonA3 – 3Carey, Morris, Whalley
13 September 1941Stockport CountyA5 – 1J. Rowley (4), Mitten
20 September 1941Stockport CountyH7 – 1J. Rowley (4), Carey, Mitten, Warner
27 September 1941EvertonH2 – 3J. Rowley, Smith
4 October 1941EvertonA3 – 1Carey, J. Rowley, Smith
11 October 1941ChesterA7 – 0Mitten (2), Smith (2), Morris, Warner, Whalley
18 October 1941ChesterH8 – 1J. Rowley (4), Smith (2), Bryant, Carey
25 October 1941Stoke CityA1 – 1Carey
1 November 1941Stoke CityH3 – 0Carey, Rowley, Whalley
8 November 1941Tranmere RoversH6 – 1J. Rowley (5), Smith
15 November 1941Tranmere RoversA1 – 1J. Rowley
22 November 1941LiverpoolA1 – 1Smith
29 November 1941LiverpoolH2 – 2J. Rowley (2)
6 December 1941WrexhamH10 – 3Carey (4), J. Rowley (3), Smith (2), Bryant
13 December 1941WrexhamA4 – 3Morris (4)
20 December 1941Manchester CityA1 – 2Morris
25 December 1941Manchester CityH2 – 2J. Rowley, Smith
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPts
3Preston North End181314581827
4Manchester United181062792726
5Stoke City181224753626

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points

War League North Regional League Second Championship

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
27 December 1941Bolton WanderersH3 – 1J. Rowley (2), Morris
3 January 1942Bolton WanderersA2 – 2Pearson, J. Rowley
10 January 1942Oldham AthleticH1 – 1Morris
17 January 1942Oldham AthleticA3 – 1Carey (2), J. Rowley
31 January 1942SouthportA3 – 1Carey, J. Rowley, Smith
14 February 1942Sheffield UnitedA2 – 0Carey, J. Rowley
21 February 1942Preston North EndH0 – 2
28 February 1942Preston North EndA3 – 1J. Rowley (2), Carey
21 March 1942Sheffield UnitedH2 – 2Catterick, Smith
28 March 1942SouthportH4 – 2Catterick (2), Carey (2)
4 April 1942Blackburn RoversA2 – 1Catterick, Walker
6 April 1942Blackburn RoversH3 – 1Carey (2), Bryant
11 April 1942Wolverhampton WanderersH5 – 4Catterick (2), Carey, Morris, Smith
18 April 1942Wolverhampton WanderersA0 – 2 (a.e.t.)
25 April 1942Oldham AthleticH5 – 1Carey (2), Morris (2), Catterick
2 May 1942Oldham AthleticA2 – 1Carey, Smith
9 May 1942Blackburn RoversA1 – 1Carey
16 May 1942Blackburn RoversH0 – 1
23 May 1942Manchester CityA3 – 1Worrall (2), Whalley
PosClubPldWDLGFGAPtsPAvg
1Manchester United19124344252833.895
2Blackpool221444108343233.455
3Northampton Town21142570313032.857

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points;
PAvg = Points average per 23 matches (Pts / Pld * 23)