United 00/01

The 2000–01 season was Manchester United’s ninth season in the Premier League, and their 26th consecutive season in the top division of English football. United won the Premier League for the third successive season and the seventh time since its inauguration in 1993. They were less successful in cup competitions, going out in the fourth round of the FA Cup, the fourth round of the League Cup and the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
New goalkeeper Fabien Barthez was an instant success, and previous first choice goalkeeper Mark Bosnich failed to feature in the first team in 2000–01, opting to join Chelsea on a free transfer in January, despite equally limited first team opportunities at Stamford Bridge. Veteran striker Teddy Sheringham had an excellent season, topping the club’s goalscoring charts and gaining both the PFA and FWA player of the year awards. However, the arrival of Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy from PSV Eindhoven at the end of the season prompted Sheringham to return to Tottenham on a free transfer. Also on his way out of the Old Trafford exit door was Henning Berg, who was loaned to his old club Blackburn just after the start of the season, and moved on a permanent contract in December, joining former United players John Curtis and Mark Hughes in Blackburn’s successful campaign that saw them promoted back to the Premier League after a two-year exile.
Winger Ryan Giggs celebrated 10 years as a professional with United before Christmas.
 

Pre-season and friendlies

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
29 July 2000York CityA2 – 0Keane (2) 52′, 62′9,003
30 July 2000Shrewsbury TownA8 – 1Butt 3′, Solskjær (2) 12′, 40′, Sheringham 51′, Clegg 58′, Fortune (2) 61′ (pen.), 68′, Healy 79′8,000
4 August 2000Real MadridN1 – 0Solskjær 89′39,000
5 August 2000Bayern MunichA1 – 3Fortune 85′43,000
9 August 2000BirkirkaraN5 – 1Beckham 18′, Yorke 49′, Solskjær (2) 53′, 74′, Scholes 70′7,614
16 August 2000Manchester CityH2 – 0Sheringham 36′, Cole 85′45,158
15 May 2001CelticA2 – 0Silvestre 15′, Djordjic 88′57,268

FA Charity Shield

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
13 August 2000ChelseaN0 – 265,148

Premier League

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendanceLeague
position
20 August 2000Newcastle UnitedH2 – 0Johnsen 20′, Cole 69′67,4775th
22 August 2000Ipswich TownA1 – 1Beckham 39′22,0073rd
26 August 2000West Ham UnitedA2 – 2Beckham 6′, Cole 49′25,9985th
5 September 2000Bradford CityH6 – 0Cole 11′, Fortune (2) 23′, 60′, Sheringham (2) 71′, 81′, Beckham 85′67,4471st
9 September 2000SunderlandH3 – 0Scholes (2) 14′, 82′, Sheringham 76′67,5031st
16 September 2000EvertonA3 – 1Butt 26′, Giggs 29′, Solskjær 38′38,5411st
23 September 2000ChelseaH3 – 3Scholes 14′, Sheringham 37′, Beckham 39′67,5681st
1 October 2000ArsenalA0 – 138,1462nd
14 October 2000Leicester CityA3 – 0Sheringham (2) 37′, 54′, Solskjær 90′22,1321st
21 October 2000Leeds UnitedH3 – 0Yorke 40′, Beckham 50′, Jones 82′ (o.g.)67,5231st
28 October 2000SouthamptonH5 – 0Cole (2) 9′, 73′, Sheringham (3) 45′, 51′, 55′67,5811st
4 November 2000Coventry CityA2 – 1Cole 27′, Beckham 37′21,0791st
11 November 2000MiddlesbroughH2 – 1Butt 62′, Sheringham 65′67,5761st
18 November 2000Manchester CityA1 – 0Beckham 2′34,4291st
25 November 2000Derby CountyA3 – 0Sheringham 61′, Butt 69′, Yorke 76′32,9101st
2 December 2000Tottenham HotspurH2 – 0Scholes 40′, Solskjær 84′67,5831st
9 December 2000Charlton AthleticA3 – 3Giggs 42′, Solskjær 43′, Keane 66′20,0431st
17 December 2000LiverpoolH0 – 167,5331st
23 December 2000Ipswich TownH2 – 0Solskjær (2) 20′, 32′67,5971st
26 December 2000Aston VillaA1 – 0Solskjær 85′40,8891st
30 December 2000Newcastle UnitedA1 – 1Beckham 25′ (pen.)52,1341st
1 January 2001West Ham UnitedH3 – 1Solskjær 3′, Pearce 33′ (o.g.), Yorke 57′67,6031st
13 January 2001Bradford CityA3 – 0Sheringham 72′, Giggs 75′, Chadwick 87′20,5511st
20 January 2001Aston VillaH2 – 0G. Neville 57′, Sheringham 87′67,5331st
31 January 2001SunderlandA1 – 0Cole 46′48,2601st
3 February 2001EvertonH1 – 0Watson 52′ (o.g.)67,5281st
10 February 2001ChelseaA1 – 1Cole 69′34,9601st
25 February 2001ArsenalH6 – 1Yorke (3) 3′, 18′, 22′, Keane 26′, Solskjær 38′, Sheringham 90′67,5351st
3 March 2001Leeds UnitedA1 – 1Chadwick 64′40,0551st
17 March 2001Leicester CityH2 – 0Yorke 88′, Silvestre 90′67,5161st
31 March 2001LiverpoolA0 – 244,8061st
10 April 2001Charlton AthleticH2 – 1Cole 45′, Solskjær 82′67,5051st
14 April 2001Coventry CityH4 – 2Yorke (2) 13′, 28′, Giggs 81′, Scholes 87′67,6371st
21 April 2001Manchester CityH1 – 1Sheringham 71′ (pen.)67,5351st
28 April 2001MiddlesbroughA2 – 0P. Neville 4′, Beckham 84′34,4171st
5 May 2001Derby CountyH0 – 167,5261st
13 May 2001SouthamptonA1 – 2Giggs 71′15,5261st
19 May 2001Tottenham HotspurA1 – 3Scholes 22′36,0721st
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Manchester United3824867931+4880
2Arsenal38201086338+2570
3Liverpool3820997139+3269

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

FA Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
7 January 2001Round 3FulhamA2 – 1Solskjær 8′, Sheringham 89′19,178
28 January 2001Round 4West Ham UnitedH0 – 167,029

League Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
31 October 2000Round 3WatfordA3 – 0Solskjær (2) 12′, 81′, Yorke 54′18,871
28 November 2000Round 4SunderlandA1 – 2
(a.e.t.)
Yorke 31′47,543

UEFA Champions League

Group stage

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendanceGroup
position
13 September 2000AnderlechtH5 – 1Cole (3) 15′, 50′, 72′, Irwin 31′ (pen.), Sheringham 42′62,7491st
19 September 2000Dynamo KyivA0 – 065,0001st
26 September 2000PSV EindhovenA1 – 3Scholes 2′ (pen.)30,5002nd
18 October 2000PSV EindhovenH3 – 1Sheringham 8′, Scholes 82′, Yorke 87′66,3131st
24 October 2000AnderlechtA1 – 2Irwin 36′ (pen.)22,5063rd
8 November 2000Dynamo KyivH1 – 0Sheringham 18′66,7762nd
TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Anderlecht64021114−312
Manchester United6312117+410
PSV Eindhoven63039909
Dynamo Kyiv611478−14

Second group stage

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendanceGroup
position
21 November 2000PanathinaikosH3 – 1Sheringham 48′, Scholes (2) 81′, 90′65,0241st
6 December 2000Sturm GrazA2 – 0Scholes 18′, Giggs 89′16,5001st
14 February 2001ValenciaA0 – 049,5411st
20 February 2001ValenciaH1 – 1Cole 12′66,7151st
7 March 2001PanathinaikosA1 – 1Scholes 90′27,2312nd
13 March 2001Sturm GrazH3 – 0Butt 5′, Sheringham 20′, Keane 86′66,4042nd
TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Valencia6330102+812
Manchester United6330103+712
Sturm Graz6204413−96
Panathinaikos6024410−62

Knockout phase

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F – A
ScorersAttendance
3 April 2001Quarter-final
First leg
Bayern MunichH0 – 166,584
18 April 2001Quarter-final
Second leg
Bayern MunichA1 – 2Giggs 49′60,000

Squad statistics

No.Pos.NameLeagueFA CupLeague CupEuropeOtherTotal
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
1GK Fabien Barthez300100012010440
2DF Gary Neville321200014010491
3DF Denis Irwin20(1)01000721029(1)2
4DF David May1(1)0000000001(1)0
5DF Ronny Johnsen11100104010171
6DF Jaap Stam1501000600(1)022(1)0
7MF David Beckham29(2)9200011(1)01043(3)9
8MF Nicky Butt24(4)320008(3)10034(7)4
9FW Andy Cole15(4)910001040(1)026(5)13
10FW Teddy Sheringham23(6)151(1)1008(3)51033(10)21
11MF Ryan Giggs24(7)520009(2)21036(9)7
12DF Phil Neville24(5)110204(2)00031(7)1
13GK Mark Bosnich000000000000
14GK Andy Goram200000000020
15MF Jesper Blomqvist000000000000
16MF Roy Keane (c)282200013110443
17GK Raimond van der Gouw5(5)01020200010(5)0
18MF Paul Scholes28(4)600001261040(4)12
19FW Dwight Yorke15(7)91(1)0227(4)10(1)025(13)12
20FW Ole Gunnar Solskjær19(12)101(1)1223(8)01026(21)13
21DF Henning Berg0(1)0000000000(1)0
22DF Ronnie Wallwork4(8)00(1)0200(1)0006(10)0
23DF Michael Clegg000020000020
24DF Wes Brown25(3)010109(2)00036(5)0
25MF Quinton Fortune6(1)200200(1)00(1)08(3)2
27DF Mikaël Silvestre25(5)1200013(1)01041(6)1
28MF Michael Stewart30000(2)000003(2)0
30DF John O’Shea000020000020
32MF Bojan Djordjic0(1)0000000000(1)0
33GK Paul Rachubka10000(1)000001(1)0
34MF Jonathan Greening3(4)000201(1)0006(5)0
35FW David Healy0(1)0000(1)000000(2)0
36MF Luke Chadwick6(10)20(1)0201(2)0009(13)2
37FW Danny Webber00000(1)000000(1)0