United 09/10

The 2009–10 season was Manchester United’s 18th season in the Premier League, and their 35th consecutive season in the top division of English football. Having equalled Liverpool’s record of 18 English league titles the previous season, Manchester United were looking to break that record with an unprecedented fourth consecutive Premier League title in 2009–10, but they were ultimately beaten to the title by Chelsea by a single point. They also had the chance to be the first team to reach three consecutive Champions League finals since Juventus in 1998, but they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Bayern Munich.
On 28 February 2010, United won the League Cup for the second season in a row, defeating Aston Villa 2–1 at Wembley. In doing so, they became the first club to successfully defend the trophy since Nottingham Forest in 1990, and the third club to do so overall, after Forest (1989 and 1990) and Liverpool (1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984). It was United’s fourth League Cup title, and their third in five years. It was the first time United had ever successfully defended a major cup. They were, however, knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round after a surprise 1–0 home loss to fierce rivals Leeds United.
 

Pre-season friendlies

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
18 July 2009Malaysia XIN3–2Rooney 8′, Nani 28′, Owen 85′85,000
20 July 2009Malaysia XIN2–0Macheda 11′, Owen 13′30,000
24 July 2009FC SeoulA3–2Rooney 31′, Macheda 58′, Berbatov 65′64,000
26 July 2009Hangzhou GreentownA8–2Owen (2) 23′, 39′, Berbatov 30′, Tošić 32′, Nani 50′, Giggs (3) 71′, 81′, 88′30,000
29 July 2009Boca JuniorsN2–1Anderson 23′, Valencia 42′61,000
30 July 2009Bayern MunichA0–0
(6–7p)
69,000
5 August 2009ValenciaH2–0Rooney 52′, Cleverley 73′74,311

FA Community Shield

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
9 August 2009ChelseaN2–2
(1–4p)
Nani 10′, Rooney 90+2′85,896

Premier League

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendanceLeague
position
16 August 2009Birmingham CityH1–0Rooney 34′75,0629th
19 August 2009BurnleyA0–120,87210th
22 August 2009Wigan AthleticA5–0Rooney (2) 56′, 65′, Berbatov 58′, Owen 85′, Nani 90+2′18,1643rd
29 August 2009ArsenalH2–1Rooney 59′ (pen.), Diaby 64′ (o.g.)75,0953rd
12 September 2009Tottenham HotspurA3–1Giggs 25′, Anderson 41′, Rooney 78′35,7852nd
20 September 2009Manchester CityH4–3Rooney 2′, Fletcher (2) 49′, 80′, Owen 90+6′75,0662nd
26 September 2009Stoke CityA2–0Berbatov 62′, O’Shea 77′27,5001st
3 October 2009SunderlandH2–2Berbatov 51′, Ferdinand 90+4′ (o.g.)75,1141st
17 October 2009Bolton WanderersH2–1Knight 5′ (o.g.), Valencia 33′75,1031st
25 October 2009LiverpoolA0–244,1882nd
31 October 2009Blackburn RoversH2–0Berbatov 55′, Rooney 87′74,6582nd
8 November 2009ChelseaA0–141,8363rd
21 November 2009EvertonH3–0Fletcher 35′, Carrick 67′, Valencia 76′75,1692nd
28 November 2009PortsmouthA4–1Rooney (3) 25′ (pen.), 48′, 54′ (pen.), Giggs 87′20,4822nd
5 December 2009West Ham UnitedA4–0Scholes 45+1′, Gibson 61′, Valencia 71′, Rooney 72′34,9802nd
12 December 2009Aston VillaH0–175,1302nd
15 December 2009Wolverhampton WanderersH3–0Rooney 30′ (pen.), Vidić 43′, Valencia 66′73,7092nd
19 December 2009FulhamA0–325,7002nd
27 December 2009Hull CityA3–1Rooney 45+2′, Dawson 73′ (o.g.), Berbatov 82′24,6272nd
30 December 2009Wigan AthleticH5–0Rooney 28′, Carrick 32′, Rafael 45′, Berbatov 50′, Valencia 75′74,5602nd
9 January 2010Birmingham CityA1–1Dann 63′ (o.g.)28,9072nd
16 January 2010BurnleyH3–0Berbatov 64′, Rooney 69′, Diouf 90+1′75,1202nd
23 January 2010Hull CityH4–0Rooney (4) 8′, 82′, 86′, 90+3′73,9331st
31 January 2010ArsenalA3–1Nani 33′, Rooney 37′, Park 52′60,0912nd
6 February 2010PortsmouthH5–0Rooney 40′, Vanden Borre 45′ (o.g.), Carrick 59′, Berbatov 62′, Wilson 69′ (o.g.)74,6841st
10 February 2010Aston VillaA1–1Collins 23′ (o.g.)42,7882nd
20 February 2010EvertonA1–3Berbatov 16′39,4482nd
23 February 2010West Ham UnitedH3–0Rooney (2) 38′, 55′, Owen 80′73,7972nd
6 March 2010Wolverhampton WanderersA1–0Scholes 73′28,8831st
14 March 2010FulhamH3–0Rooney (2) 46′, 84′, Berbatov 89′75,2071st
21 March 2010LiverpoolH2–1Rooney 12′, Park 60′75,2161st
27 March 2010Bolton WanderersA4–0Samuel 38′ (o.g.), Berbatov (2) 69′, 78′, Gibson 82′25,3701st
3 April 2010ChelseaH1–2Macheda 81′75,2172nd
11 April 2010Blackburn RoversA0–029,9122nd
17 April 2010Manchester CityA1–0Scholes 90+3′47,0192nd
24 April 2010Tottenham HotspurH3–1Giggs (2) 58′ (pen.), 86′ (pen.), Nani 81′75,2681st
2 May 2010SunderlandA1–0Nani 28′47,6412nd
9 May 2010Stoke CityH4–0Fletcher 31′, Giggs 38′, Higginbotham 54′ (o.g.), Park 84′75,3162nd
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Chelsea38275610332+7186
2Manchester United3827478628+5885
3Arsenal3823698341+4275

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
3 January 2010Round 3Leeds UnitedH0–174,526

League Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
23 September 2009Round 3Wolverhampton WanderersH1–0Welbeck 66′51,160
27 October 2009Round 4BarnsleyA2–0Welbeck 6′, Owen 59′20,019
1 December 2009Round 5Tottenham HotspurH2–0Gibson (2) 16′, 38′57,212
19 January 2010Semi-final
First leg
Manchester CityA1–2Giggs 17′46,067
27 January 2010Semi-final
Second leg
Manchester CityH3–1Scholes 52′, Carrick 71′, Rooney 90+2′74,576
28 February 2010FinalAston VillaN2–1Owen 12′, Rooney 74′88,596

UEFA Champions League

Group stage

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendanceGroup
position
15 September 2009BeşiktaşA1–0Scholes 77′26,4482nd
30 September 2009WolfsburgH2–1Giggs 59′, Carrick 78′74,0371st
21 October 2009CSKA MoscowA1–0Valencia 86′51,2501st
3 November 2009CSKA MoscowH3–3Owen 29′, Scholes 84′, Valencia 90+2′73,7181st
25 November 2009BeşiktaşH0–174,2421st
8 December 2009WolfsburgA3–1Owen (3) 44′, 83′, 90+1′26,4901st
TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Manchester United6411106+413
CSKA Moscow63121010010
Wolfsburg621398+17
Beşiktaş611438−54

Knockout phase

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
16 February 2010First knockout round
First leg
MilanA3–2Scholes 36′, Rooney (2) 66′, 74′78,587
10 March 2010First knockout round
Second leg
MilanH4–0Rooney (2) 13′, 46′, Park 59′, Fletcher 88′74,595
30 March 2010Quarter-final
First leg
Bayern MunichA1–2Rooney 2′66,000
7 April 2010Quarter-final
Second leg
Bayern MunichH3–2Gibson 3′, Nani (2) 7′, 41′74,482

Squad statistics

No.Pos.NameLeagueFA CupLeague CupEuropeOtherTotalDiscipline
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
1GK Edwin van der Sar2100020600029010
2DF Gary Neville15(2)0103(1)0600025(3)041
3DF Patrice Evra37(1)000307(2)01048(3)070
4MF Owen Hargreaves0(1)0000000000(1)000
5DF Rio Ferdinand12(1)00010601020(1)000
6DF Wes Brown18(1)0104(1)02(2)00025(4)020
7FW Michael Owen5(14)30(1)03(1)23(3)40(1)011(20)910
8MF Anderson10(4)11030500019(4)110
9FW Dimitar Berbatov24(9)1210201(5)01029(14)1230
10FW Wayne Rooney3226102(1)26(1)51142(2)3480
11MF Ryan Giggs20(5)50(1)0211(2)10(1)023(9)700
12GK Ben Foster900010201013000
13MF Park Ji-sung10(7)300205(1)11018(8)400
14MF Zoran Tošić00000(2)000000(2)010
15DF Nemanja Vidić24100207000331121
16MF Michael Carrick22(8)3004(1)16(2)11033(11)531
17MF Nani19(4)30020821130(4)621
18MF Paul Scholes24(4)3001(1)1730(1)032(6)7131
19FW Danny Welbeck1(4)0103220007(4)200
20DF Fábio1(4)01020200(1)06(5)011
21DF Rafael8100403(1)00015(1)151
22DF John O’Shea12(3)100002(1)01015(4)100
23DF Jonny Evans1801050301028020
24MF Darren Fletcher29(1)400306(1)11039(2)571
25MF Antonio Valencia29(5)50(1)02(2)06(3)20(1)037(12)730
26FW Gabriel Obertan1(6)010201(2)0005(8)010
27FW Federico Macheda1(4)1002(1)020005(5)110
28MF Darron Gibson6(9)2102(1)23(1)10012(11)540
29GK Tomasz Kuszczak801030200014000
30DF Ritchie De Laet20001(2)000003(2)010
31MF Corry Evans00000000000000
32FW Mame Biram Diouf0(5)1000(1)000000(6)110
33MF Sam Hewson00000000000000
35MF Tom Cleverley00000000000000
36DF David Gray00000000000000
37DF Craig Cathcart00000000000000
38GK Ron-Robert Zieler00000000000000
39DF James Chester00000000000000
40GK Ben Amos00000000000000
41FW Joshua King00000(1)000000(1)000
42MF Magnus Eikrem00000000000000
43MF Matty James00000000000000
44DF Joe Dudgeon00000000000000
45DF Oliver Gill00000000000000
46MF Cameron Stewart00000000000000
47MF Oliver Norwood00000000000000
Own goals10000010