United 10/11

The 2010–11 season was Manchester United’s 19th season in the Premier League and their 36th consecutive season in the top-flight of English football. It was the first season with new shirt sponsors Aon after four seasons with AIG.
United began the season by beating Chelsea 3–1 at Wembley on 8 August 2010 to claim the Community Shield.
A successful defence of the League Cup would have seen them become only the second team to win the competition for a third successive season, after Liverpool in 1983 (who then went on to win a fourth in 1984). However, their stranglehold on the tournament was broken by West Ham United, who sent an understrength Reds side crashing to a 4–0 defeat at Upton Park in the Fifth Round on 30 November 2010.
On 19 December 2010, Sir Alex Ferguson became the longest-serving manager in Manchester United’s history, overtaking Sir Matt Busby’s record of 24 years, 1 month and 13 days in charge of the club.
On 1 February 2011, United equalled the club record league unbeaten run of 29 matches, after a 3–1 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford. They failed to extend the run however, succumbing to a 2–1 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on 5 February 2011. This was their first league defeat since 3 April 2010, a 2–1 home defeat by Chelsea. United came close to becoming the first top-flight side in 119 years to win every single home league match during the season, but a draw at home to West Bromwich Albion early in the campaign cost them that status. Their exceptional form at Old Trafford was key to United’s eventual title victory, as their away form was surprisingly mediocre, with just five league wins away from home all season.
United also reached the semi-final stage of the 2010–11 FA Cup but lost 1–0 at Wembley to Manchester City on 16 April 2011 – and their opponents went on to win the trophy. Defeat in this game ended United’s chances of becoming the first club to win the league and cup double four times.
On 14 May 2011, after a 1–1 draw to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, United broke the English League title record by winning their 19th title, surpassing Liverpool’s record of 18 titles, which they equalled in the 2008–09 season. This is the first time United have held the outright record in their history.
They also competed in the Champions League for the 15th season in a row, and contested the Final with Barcelona on 28 May 2011, but they lost 3–1.

Pre-season and friendlies

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
16 July 2010CelticN3–1Berbatov 34′, Welbeck 79′, Cleverley 86′39,139
21 July 2010Philadelphia UnionA1–0Obertan 76′44,213
25 July 2010Kansas City WizardsN1–2Berbatov 41′ (pen.)52,424
28 July 2010MLS All-StarsN5–2Macheda (2) 1′, 13′, Gibson 70′, Cleverley 73′, Hernández 84′70,728
30 July 2010GuadalajaraA2–3Smalling 10′, Nani 79′
4 August 2010Airtricity League XIN7–1Park (2) 13′, 63′, Owen 25′, Hernández 47′, Valencia 60′, J. Evans 69′, Nani 82′ (pen.)49,861
24 May 2011JuventusH1–2Rooney 19′

FA Community Shield

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
8 August 2010ChelseaN3–1Valencia 41′, Hernández 76′, Berbatov 90+2′84,623

Premier League

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendanceLeague
position
16 August 2010Newcastle UnitedH3–0Berbatov 33′, Fletcher 41′, Giggs 85′75,2214th
22 August 2010FulhamA2–2Scholes 11′, Hangeland 84′ (o.g.)25,6433rd
28 August 2010West Ham UnitedH3–0Rooney 33′ (pen.), Nani 50′, Berbatov 69′75,0613rd
11 September 2010EvertonA3–3Fletcher 43′, Vidić 47′, Berbatov 66′36,5563rd
19 September 2010LiverpoolH3–2Berbatov (3) 42′, 59′, 84′75,2133rd
26 September 2010Bolton WanderersA2–2Nani 23′, Owen 74′23,9262nd
2 October 2010SunderlandA0–041,7093rd
16 October 2010West Bromwich AlbionH2–2Hernández 5′, Nani 25′75,2723rd
24 October 2010Stoke CityA2–1Hernández (2) 27′, 86′27,3723rd
30 October 2010Tottenham HotspurH2–0Vidić 31′, Nani 84′75,2233rd
6 November 2010Wolverhampton WanderersH2–1Park (2) 45′, 90+3′75,2852nd
10 November 2010Manchester CityA0–047,6792nd
13 November 2010Aston VillaA2–2Macheda 81′, Vidić 85′40,0733rd
20 November 2010Wigan AthleticH2–0Evra 45+1′, Hernández 77′74,1812nd
27 November 2010Blackburn RoversH7–1Berbatov (5) 2′, 27′, 47′, 62′, 70′, Park 23′, Nani 48′74,8501st
13 December 2010ArsenalH1–0Park 41′75,2271st
26 December 2010SunderlandH2–0Berbatov 5′, A. Ferdinand 57′ (o.g.)75,2691st
28 December 2010Birmingham CityA1–1Berbatov 58′28,2421st
1 January 2011West Bromwich AlbionA2–1Rooney 3′, Hernández 75′25,4991st
4 January 2011Stoke CityH2–1Hernández 27′, Nani 62′73,4011st
16 January 2011Tottenham HotspurA0–035,8281st
22 January 2011Birmingham CityH5–0Berbatov (3) 2′, 31′, 53′, Giggs 45+2′, Nani 76′75,3261st
25 January 2011BlackpoolA3–2Berbatov (2) 72′, 88′, Hernández 74′15,5741st
1 February 2011Aston VillaH3–1Rooney (2) 1′, 45+1′, Vidić 63′75,2561st
5 February 2011Wolverhampton WanderersA1–2Nani 3′28,8111st
12 February 2011Manchester CityH2–1Nani 41′, Rooney 78′75,3221st
26 February 2011Wigan AthleticA4–0Hernández (2) 17′, 74′, Rooney 84′, Fábio 87′18,1401st
1 March 2011ChelseaA1–2Rooney 29′41,8251st
6 March 2011LiverpoolA1–3Hernández 90+2′44,7531st
19 March 2011Bolton WanderersH1–0Berbatov 88′75,4861st
2 April 2011West Ham UnitedA4–2Rooney (3) 65′, 73′, 79′ (pen.), Hernández 84′34,5461st
9 April 2011FulhamH2–0Berbatov 12′, Valencia 32′75,3391st
19 April 2011Newcastle UnitedA0–049,0251st
23 April 2011EvertonH1–0Hernández 84′75,3001st
1 May 2011ArsenalA0–160,1071st
8 May 2011ChelseaH2–1Hernández 1′, Vidić 23′75,4451st
14 May 2011Blackburn RoversA1–1Rooney 73′ (pen.)29,8671st
22 May 2011BlackpoolH4–2Park 21′, Anderson 62′, Evatt 74′ (o.g.), Owen 81′75,4001st
PosClubPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Manchester United38231147837+4180
2Chelsea3821896933+3671
3Manchester City3821896033+2771

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
9 January 2011Round 3LiverpoolH1–0Giggs 2′ (pen.)74,727
29 January 2011Round 4SouthamptonA2–1Owen 65′, Hernández 75′28,792
19 February 2011Round 5Crawley TownH1–0Brown 28′74,778
12 March 2011Round 6ArsenalH2–0Fábio 28′, Rooney 49′74,693
16 April 2011Semi-finalManchester CityN0–186,549

League Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
22 September 2010Round 3Scunthorpe UnitedA5–2Gibson 23′, Smalling 36′, Owen (2) 49′, 71′, Park 54′9,077
26 October 2010Round 4Wolverhampton WanderersH3–2Bébé 56′, Park 70′, Hernández 90′46,083
30 November 2010Round 5West Ham UnitedA0–433,551

UEFA Champions League

Group stage

 

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendanceGroup
position
14 September 2010RangersH0–074,4082nd
29 September 2010ValenciaA1–0Hernández 85′34,9461st
20 October 2010BursasporH1–0Nani 7′72,6101st
2 November 2010BursasporA3–0Fletcher 48′, Obertan 73′, Bébé 77′19,0501st
24 November 2010RangersA1–0Rooney 87′ (pen.)49,7641st
7 December 2010ValenciaH1–1Anderson 62′74,5131st
TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Manchester United642071+614
Valencia6321154+1111
Rangers613236−36
Bursaspor6015216−141

Knockout phase

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
23 February 2011First knockout round
First leg
MarseilleA0–057,957
15 March 2011First knockout round
Second leg
MarseilleH2–1Hernández (2) 5′, 75′73,996
6 April 2011Quarter-final
First leg
ChelseaA1–0Rooney 24′37,915
12 April 2011Quarter-final
Second leg
ChelseaH2–1Hernández 43′, Park 77′74,672
26 April 2011Semi-final
First leg
Schalke 04A2–0Giggs 67′, Rooney 69′54,142
4 May 2011Semi-final
Second leg
Schalke 04H4–1Valencia 26′, Gibson 31′, Anderson (2) 72′, 76′74,687
28 May 2011FinalBarcelonaN1–3Rooney 34′87,695

Squad statistics

No.Pos.NameLeagueFA CupLeague CupEuropeOtherTotalDiscipline
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
1GK Edwin van der Sar33020001001046020
2DF Gary Neville30000(1)000003(1)010
3DF Patrice Evra34(1)130009(1)00046(2)120
4MF Owen Hargreaves10000000001000
5DF Rio Ferdinand1902010700029000
6DF Wes Brown4(3)02(1)12(1)0200010(5)130
7FW Michael Owen1(10)21(1)1120(2)0104(13)510
8MF Anderson14(4)12(2)0204(2)30022(8)450
9FW Dimitar Berbatov24(8)2020006(1)00(1)132(10)2110
10FW Wayne Rooney25(3)111(1)100941036(4)1660
11MF Ryan Giggs19(6)21(2)1106(2)10(1)027(11)460
12DF Chris Smalling11(5)02(2)0317(2)00(1)023(10)100
13MF Park Ji-sung13(2)510228(1)11025(3)810
14FW Javier Hernández15(12)134(1)12(1)16(3)40(1)127(18)2060
15DF Nemanja Vidić3552000901047581
16MF Michael Carrick23(5)030101101039(5)020
17MF Nani31(2)92(1)0009(3)10(1)042(7)1020
18MF Paul Scholes16(6)12(1)0004(3)01023(10)1111
19FW Danny Welbeck00000000000000
20DF Fábio5(6)13(1)1205(2)01016(9)230
21DF Rafael15(1)0301(1)06(1)00025(3)031
22DF John O’Shea18(2)040105(1)01029(3)020
23DF Jonny Evans11(2)020202(1)01018(3)021
24MF Darren Fletcher24(2)21(1)0105(2)10(1)031(6)340
25MF Antonio Valencia8(2)11(1)0005(2)11115(5)310
26FW Gabriel Obertan3(4)0202(1)01(2)1008(7)100
27FW Federico Macheda2(5)1002(1)01(1)0005(7)100
28MF Darron Gibson6(6)03021310014(6)240
29GK Tomasz Kuszczak501020200010000
30DF Ritchie De Laet00000000000000
31MF Corry Evans00000000000000
32FW Mame Biram Diouf00000000000000
33FW Bébé0(2)0102(1)10(1)1003(4)200
34GK Anders Lindegaard00200000002000
35MF Tom Cleverley00000000000000
37MF Robbie Brady00000000000000
38FW Nicky Ajose00000000000000
40GK Ben Amos00001010002000
41FW Joshua King00000000000000
42MF Paul Pogba00000000000000
43MF Matty James00000000000000
44DF Joe Dudgeon00000000000000
45DF Oliver Gill00000000000000
46MF Ryan Tunnicliffe00000000000000
47MF Oliver Norwood00000000000000
48FW Will Keane00000000000000
49MF Ravel Morrison00000(1)000000(1)000
50GK Sam Johnstone00000000000000
Own goals300003