United 14/15

The 2014–15 season was Manchester United’s 23rd season in the Premier League, and their 40th consecutive season in the top-flight of English football.
United began the season on 16 August 2014, with the opening game of their Premier League campaign. They also competed in the two domestic cups, the FA Cup and the League Cup. This was the first season since 1989–90 that Manchester United did not compete in any European competition.
United finished seventh in the Premier League last season so did not participate in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since the 1995–96 campaign and were not in any European competition for the first time in 25 years. Louis van Gaal was announced as the new manager on 19 May 2014 after the sacking of David Moyes in April. He appointed Ryan Giggs, who retired from playing, as assistant manager, Marcel Bout as assistant coach, specialising in oppositional scouting, and Frans Hoek as goalkeeping coach. United completed their first signing of the season on 26 June 2014 with the acquisition of Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao for £29 million, and followed this up the following day with Luke Shaw from Southampton. Following the departures of Vidić and Evra, Wayne Rooney and Darren Fletcher were named as captain and vice-captain respectively.

Pre-season and friendlies

DateOpponentsH / AResult
23 July 2014LA GalaxyN7–0Welbeck 13′, Rooney (2) 42′ (pen.), 45′, James (2) 62′, 84′, Young (2) 88′, 90′86,432
26 July 2014RomaN3–2Rooney (2) 36′, 45′ (pen.), Mata 39′54,117
29 July 2014InternazionaleN0–0
2 August 2014Real MadridN3–1Young (2) 21′, 37′, Hernández 80′109,318
4 August 2014LiverpoolN3–1Rooney 55′, Mata 57′, Lingard 88′51,014
12 August 2014ValenciaH2–1Fletcher 49′, Fellaini 90+1′58,381

Premier League

DateOpponentsH / AResult
16 August 2014Swansea CityH1–2Rooney 53′75,33916th
24 August 2014SunderlandA1–1Mata 17′43,21713th
30 August 2014BurnleyA0–031,39914th
14 September 2014Queens Park RangersH4–0Di María 24′, Herrera 36′, Rooney 44′, Mata 58′75,3559th
21 September 2014Leicester CityA3–5Van Persie 13′, Di María 16′, Herrera 57′31,78412th
27 September 2014West Ham UnitedH2–1Rooney 5′, Van Persie 22′75,3177th
5 October 2014EvertonH2–1Di María 28′, Falcao 63′75,2944th
20 October 2014West Bromwich AlbionA2–2Fellaini 47′, Blind 86′25,7946th
26 October 2014ChelseaH1–1Van Persie 90+4′75,3278th
2 November 2014Manchester CityA0–145,3589th
8 November 2014Crystal PalaceH1–0Mata 67′75,3256th
22 November 2014ArsenalA2–1Gibbs 56′ (o.g.), Rooney 85′60,0744th
29 November 2014Hull CityH3–0Smalling 16′, Rooney 42′, Van Persie 66′75,3454th
2 December 2014Stoke CityH2–1Fellaini 21′, Mata 59′75,3884th
8 December 2014SouthamptonA2–1Van Persie (2) 12′, 71′31,4203rd
14 December 2014LiverpoolH3–0Rooney 12′, Mata 40′, Van Persie 71′75,3313rd
20 December 2014Aston VillaA1–1Falcao 53′41,2733rd
26 December 2014Newcastle UnitedH3–1Rooney (2) 23′, 36′, Van Persie 53′75,3183rd
28 December 2014Tottenham HotspurA0–035,7113rd
1 January 2015Stoke CityA1–1Falcao 26′27,2033rd
11 January 2015SouthamptonH0–175,3954th
17 January 2015Queens Park RangersA2–0Fellaini 58′, Wilson 90+4′18,0984th
31 January 2015Leicester CityH3–1Van Persie 27′, Falcao 31′, Morgan 44′ (o.g.)75,3293rd
8 February 2015West Ham UnitedA1–1Blind 90+2′34,4994th
11 February 2015BurnleyH3–1Smalling (2) 6′, 45+3′, Van Persie 82′ (pen.)75,3563rd
21 February 2015Swansea CityA1–2Herrera 28′20,8094th
28 February 2015SunderlandH2–0Rooney (2) 66′ (pen.), 84′75,3443rd
4 March 2015Newcastle UnitedA1–0Young 89′49,8014th
15 March 2015Tottenham HotspurH3–0Fellaini 9′, Carrick 19′, Rooney 34′75,1124th
22 March 2015LiverpoolA2–1Mata (2) 14′, 59′44,4054th
4 April 2015Aston VillaH3–1Herrera (2) 43′, 90+2′, Rooney 79′75,3973rd
12 April 2015Manchester CityH4–2Young 14′, Fellaini 27′, Mata 67′, Smalling 73′75,3133rd
18 April 2015ChelseaA0–141,4223rd
26 April 2015EvertonA0–339,4974th
2 May 2015West Bromwich AlbionH0–175,4544th
9 May 2015Crystal PalaceA2–1Mata 19′ (pen.), Fellaini 78′25,0094th
17 May 2015ArsenalH1–1Herrera 30′75,3234th
24 May 2015Hull CityA0–024,7454th


PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
2Manchester City3824778338+4579Qualification for the Champions League group stage
4Manchester United38201086237+2570Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5Tottenham Hotspur38197125853+564Qualification for the Europa League group stage
FA Cup

FA Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
4 January 2015Round 3Yeovil TownA2–0Herrera 64′, Di María 90′9,264
23 January 2015Round 4Cambridge UnitedA0–07,987
3 February 2015ReplayCambridge UnitedH3–0Mata 25′, Rojo 32′, Wilson 73′74,511
16 February 2015Round 5Preston North EndA3–1Herrera 65′, Fellaini 72′, Rooney 88′ (pen.)21,348
9 March 2015Round 6ArsenalH1–2Rooney 29′74,285

League Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
26 August 2014Round 2Milton Keynes DonsA0–426,969

Squad statistics

No.Pos.NameLeagueFA CupLeague CupTotalDiscipline
1GK David de Gea370501043000
2DF Rafael6(4)010007(4)020
3DF Luke Shaw15(1)03(1)00018(2)011
4DF Phil Jones2201(1)00023(1)030
5DF Marcos Rojo20(2)0410024(2)180
6DF Jonny Evans12(2)01(1)01014(3)010
7MF Ángel Di María20(7)34(1)10024(8)421
8MF Juan Mata27(6)91(1)10028(7)1020
9FW Radamel Falcao14(12)4300017(12)420
10FW Wayne Rooney (c)33124200371451
11MF Adnan Januzaj7(11)01(1)00(1)08(13)010
12DF Chris Smalling21(4)4400025(4)411
13GK Anders Lindegaard0000000000
14FW Javier Hernández1000102000
16MF Michael Carrick16(2)11(1)00017(3)110
17MF Nani0(1)000000(1)000
17MF Daley Blind252400029240
18MF Ashley Young23(3)21(2)00024(5)260
19FW Danny Welbeck0(2)000101(2)000
20FW Robin van Persie25(2)101(1)00026(3)1050
21MF Ander Herrera19(7)63(2)20022(9)880
22MF Nick Powell0000101000
23MF Tom Cleverley1000001010
24MF Darren Fletcher (vc)4(7)010005(7)010
25MF Antonio Valencia29(3)0300032(3)040
26MF Shinji Kagawa0000101000
28MF Anderson0(1)000101(1)000
29FW Wilfried Zaha0000000000
30DF Guillermo Varela0000000000
31MF Marouane Fellaini19(8)6410023(8)771
32GK Víctor Valdés1(1)000001(1)000
33DF Paddy McNair12(4)0200014(4)020
34FW Tom Lawrence0000000000
35MF Jesse Lingard1000001000
36DF Marnick Vermijl0000101000
37DF Saidy Janko0000101000
38DF Michael Keane0(1)000101(1)000
39DF Tom Thorpe0(1)000000(1)000
40GK Ben Amos0000000000
41DF Reece James0000101010
42DF Tyler Blackett6(5)010007(5)031
44MF Andreas Pereira0(1)0000(1)00(2)000
45MF Davide Petrucci0000000000
46MF Joe Rothwell0000000000
48FW Will Keane0000000000
49FW James Wilson2(11)12(1)10(1)04(13)240
50GK Sam Johnstone0000000000
FW Ángelo Henríquez0000000000
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