United 15/16

The 2015–16 season was Manchester United’s 24th season in the Premier League, and their 41st consecutive season in the top flight of English football. Along with the Premier League, the club also competed in the FA Cup, Football League Cup and UEFA Champions League. Following a third-place finish in their UEFA Champions League group, the club was entered into the last 32 stage of the UEFA Europa League, in which they beat Midtjylland of Denmark, before losing to rivals Liverpool in the round of 16.
United won their 12th FA Cup with a 2–1 win over Crystal Palace in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Pre-season and friendlies

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
17 July 2015Club AméricaN1–0Schneiderlin 5′46,857
21 July 2015San Jose EarthquakesA3–1Mata 32′, Depay 36′, Pereira 61′18,000
25 July 2015BarcelonaN3–1Rooney 8′, Lingard 65′, Januzaj 90′68,416
29 July 2015Paris Saint-GermainN0–261,351

Premier League

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendanceLeague
position
8 August 2015Tottenham HotspurH1–0Walker 22′ (o.g.)75,2614th
14 August 2015Aston VillaA1–0Januzaj 29′42,2001st
22 August 2015Newcastle UnitedH0–075,3542nd
30 August 2015Swansea CityA1–2Mata 48′20,8285th
12 September 2015LiverpoolH3–1Blind 49′, Herrera 70′ (pen.), Martial 86′75,3472nd
20 September 2015SouthamptonA3–2Martial (2) 34′, 50′, Mata 68′31,5882nd
26 September 2015SunderlandH3–0Depay 45+4′, Rooney 46′, Mata 90′75,3281st
4 October 2015ArsenalA0–360,0843rd
17 October 2015EvertonA3–0Schneiderlin 18′, Herrera 22′, Rooney 62′39,5532nd
25 October 2015Manchester CityH0–075,3294th
31 October 2015Crystal PalaceA0–024,8544th
7 November 2015West Bromwich AlbionH2–0Lingard 52′, Mata 90+1′ (pen.)75,4104th
21 November 2015WatfordA2–1Depay 11′, Deeney 90′ (o.g.)20,7022nd
28 November 2015Leicester CityA1–1Schweinsteiger 45′32,1153rd
5 December 2015West Ham UnitedH0–075,3504th
12 December 2015AFC BournemouthA1–2Fellaini 24′11,3344th
19 December 2015Norwich CityH1–2Martial 67′75,3205th
26 December 2015Stoke CityA0–227,4266th
28 December 2015ChelseaH0–075,2756th
2 January 2016Swansea CityH2–1Martial 47′, Rooney 77′75,4155th
12 January 2016Newcastle UnitedA3–3Rooney (2) 9′ (pen.), 79′, Lingard 38′49,6736th
17 January 2016LiverpoolA1–0Rooney 78′43,8655th
23 January 2016SouthamptonH0–175,4085th
2 February 2016Stoke CityH3–0Lingard 14′, Martial 23′, Rooney 53′75,2345th
7 February 2016ChelseaA1–1Lingard 61′41,4345th
13 February 2016SunderlandA1–2Martial 39′41,6875th
28 February 2016ArsenalH3–2Rashford (2) 29′, 32′, Herrera 65′75,3295th
2 March 2016WatfordH1–0Mata 83′75,2825th
6 March 2016West Bromwich AlbionA0–124,8786th
20 March 2016Manchester CityA1–0Rashford 16′54,5576th
3 April 2016EvertonH1–0Martial 54′75,3415th
10 April 2016Tottenham HotspurA0–335,7615th
16 April 2016Aston VillaH1–0Rashford 32′75,4115th
20 April 2016Crystal PalaceH2–0Delaney 4′ (o.g.), Darmian 55′75,2775th
1 May 2016Leicester CityH1–1Martial 8′75,2755th
7 May 2016Norwich CityA1–0Mata 72′27,1325th
10 May 2016West Ham UnitedA2–3Martial (2) 51′, 72′34,6025th
17 May 2016AFC BournemouthH3–1Rooney 43′, Rashford 74′, Young 87′74,3635th

 

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
3Tottenham Hotspur38191366935+3470Qualification for the Champions League group stage
4Manchester City38199107141+3066Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5Manchester United38199104935+1466Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6Southampton38189115941+1863
7West Ham United38161486551+1462Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round

FA Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
9 January 2016Round 3Sheffield UnitedH1–0Rooney 90+3′ (pen.)74,284
29 January 2016Round 4Derby CountyA3–1Rooney 16′, Blind 65′, Mata 83′31,134
22 February 2016Round 5Shrewsbury TownA3–0Smalling 37′, Mata 45’+2, Lingard 61′9,370
13 March 2016Round 6West Ham UnitedH1–1Martial 83′74,298
13 April 2016Round 6
Replay
West Ham UnitedA2–1Rashford 54′, Fellaini 67′33,505
23 April 2016Semi-FinalEvertonN2–1Fellaini 34′, Martial 90+3′86,064
21 May 2016FinalCrystal PalaceN2–1 (a.e.t.)Mata 81′, Lingard 110′88,610

League Cup

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
23 September 2015Round 3Ipswich TownH3–0Rooney 23′, Pereira 60′, Martial 90+2′56,607
28 October 2015Round 4MiddlesbroughH0–0 (a.e.t.)
(1–3p)
67,258

UEFA Champions League

Play-off round

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
18 August 2015Play-off round
First leg
Club BruggeH3–1Depay (2) 13′, 43′, Fellaini 90+4′75,312
26 August 2015Play-off round
Second leg
Club BruggeA4–0Rooney (3) 20′, 49′, 57′, Herrera 63′28,733

Group stage

DateOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendanceGroup
position
15 September 2015PSVA1–2Depay 41′35,2923rd
30 September 2015VfL WolfsburgH2–1Mata 34′ (pen.), Smalling 52′74,8112nd
21 October 2015CSKA MoscowA1–1Martial 65′18,1562nd
3 November 2015CSKA MoscowH1–0Rooney 79′75,1651st
25 November 2015PSVH0–075,3212nd
8 December 2015VfL WolfsburgA2–3Martial 10′, Guilavogui 82′ (o.g.)26,4003rd
PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Wolfsburg640296+312Advance to knockout phase
2 PSV Eindhoven631287+110
3 Manchester United62227708Transfer to Europa League
4 CSKA Moscow611459−44

UEFA Europa League

DateRoundOpponentsH / AResult
F–A
ScorersAttendance
18 February 2016Round of 32
First leg
MidtjyllandA1–2Depay 37′9,182
25 February 2016Round of 32
Second leg
MidtjyllandH5–1Bodurov 32′ (o.g.), Rashford (2) 63′, 75′, Herrera 88′ (pen.), Depay 90′58,609
10 March 2016Round of 16
First leg
LiverpoolA0–243,228
17 March 2016Round of 16
Second leg
LiverpoolH1–1Martial 32′ (pen.)75,180

Squad statistics

No.Pos.NameLeagueFA CupLeague CupEuropeTotalDiscipline
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
1GK David de Gea34060108049000
4DF Phil Jones6(4)0000(1)01(1)07(6)000
5DF Marcos Rojo15(1)040105(2)025(3)050
6DF Jonny Evans000000000000
7FW Memphis Depay16(13)21(2)01(1)09(2)527(18)740
8MF Juan Mata34(4)6431010(1)149(5)1051
9FW Anthony Martial29(2)11720(2)19345(4)1740
10FW Wayne Rooney (c)27(1)84(1)21(1)16438(3)1560
11MF Adnan Januzaj2(3)10000204(3)110
12DF Chris Smalling3507120111552111
13GK Anders Lindegaard000000000000
14FW Javier Hernández0(1)000000(2)00(3)000
16MF Michael Carrick (vc)22(6)04(1)0106(2)033(9)060
17MF Daley Blind351712011(1)055(1)230
18MF Ashley Young11(7)10(1)01(1)02(3)014(12)160
19FW James Wilson0(1)00010001(1)000
20GK Sergio Romero4010104010000
21MF Ander Herrera17(10)34(2)0105(2)227(14)580
22MF Nick Powell0(1)000000(1)00(2)000
23DF Luke Shaw500000308010
25MF Antonio Valencia8(6)01(2)0102(2)012(10)010
27MF Marouane Fellaini12(6)162203(5)123(11)470
28MF Morgan Schneiderlin25(4)12(1)0006(1)033(6)140
30MF Guillermo Varela3(1)030004010(1)020
31MF Bastian Schweinsteiger13(5)11(1)0106(4)021(10)150
33DF Paddy McNair3(5)00000104(5)000
34GK Dean Henderson000000000000
35MF Jesse Lingard19(6)45(2)2107032(8)680
36DF Matteo Darmian24(4)11(2)0106(1)032(7)1100
37DF Donald Love0(1)00000101(1)010
38DF Axel Tuanzebe000000000000
39FW Marcus Rashford11541003218810
40GK Joel Castro Pereira000000000000
41DF Regan Poole0000000(1)00(1)000
42DF Tyler Blackett000000000000
43DF Cameron Borthwick-Jackson6(4)030000(1)09(5)000
44MF Andreas Pereira0(4)00(2)0210(3)02(9)120
45MF Sean Goss000000000000
46MF Joe Rothwell000000000000
47MF James Weir0(1)00000000(1)000
48FW Will Keane0(1)00(1)000000(2)000
49MF Joe Riley000(1)000101(1)000
50GK Sam Johnstone000000000000
51DF Timothy Fosu-Mensah2(6)02000004(6)010
52DF Ro-Shaun Williams000000000000
GK Víctor Valdés000000000000
Own goals30025