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1928/29 – Manchester United

Manchester United squad picture 1928/29

Original version on Ray Adler’s Flickr Stream

The 1928–29 season was Manchester United’s 33rd season in the Football League.

Manager Herbert Bamlett signed Charlie Spencer from Newcastle for £3,250 and continued to play a 2-3-5 formation.

Despite this, United suffered so many injuries – including Tom Jones with a hernia and Charlie Spencer, another new signing, with malaria before Hugh McLenahan broke his leg at Villa Park. Captain Jack Wilson had quinsies and Billy Johnston damaged knee ligaments.

They lost just once in their final fifteen games after signing Tommy Reid from Liverpool who scored 14 in 17, and Bamlett was rewarded with a two year extension to his contract – a fine turnaround from the club being bottom as 1929 began.

First Division

Date Opponents H / A ResultF – A Scorers Attendance
25 August 1928 Leicester City H 1 – 1 Rawlings 20,129
27 August 1928 Aston Villa A 0 – 0 30,356
1 September 1928 Manchester City A 2 – 2 Johnston, Wilson 61,007
8 September 1928 Leeds United A 2 – 3 Johnston, Spence 28,723
15 September 1928 Liverpool H 2 – 2 Hanson, Silcock 24,077
22 September 1928 West Ham United A 1 – 3 Rawlings 20,788
29 September 1928 Newcastle United H 5 – 0 Rawlings (2), Hanson, Johnston,Spence 25,243
6 October 1928 Burnley A 4 – 3 Hanson (2), Spence (2) 17,493
13 October 1928 Cardiff City H 1 – 1 Johnston 26,010
20 October 1928 Birmingham H 1 – 0 Johnston 17,522
27 October 1928 Huddersfield Town A 2 – 1 Hanson, Spence 13,648
3 November 1928 Bolton Wanderers H 1 – 1 Hanson 31,185
10 November 1928 The Wednesday A 1 – 2 Hanson 18,113
17 November 1928 Derby County H 0 – 1 26,122
24 November 1928 Sunderland A 1 – 5 Rowley 15,932
1 December 1928 Blackburn Rovers H 1 – 4 Ramsden 19,589
8 December 1928 Arsenal A 1 – 3 Hanson 18,923
15 December 1928 Everton H 1 – 1 Hanson 17,080
22 December 1928 Portsmouth A 0 – 3 12,836
25 December 1928 Sheffield United H 1 – 1 Ramsden 22,202
26 December 1928 Sheffield United A 1 – 6 Rawlings 34,696
29 December 1928 Leicester City A 1 – 2 Hanson 21,535
1 January 1929 Aston Villa H 2 – 2 Hilditch, Rowley 25,935
5 January 1929 Manchester City H 1 – 2 Rawlings 42,555
19 January 1929 Leeds United H 1 – 2 Sweeney 21,995
2 February 1929 West Ham United H 2 – 3 Reid, Rowley 12,020
9 February 1929 Newcastle United A 0 – 5 31,134
13 February 1929 Liverpool A 3 – 2 Reid (2), Thomas 8,852
16 February 1929 Burnley H 1 – 0 Rowley 12,516
23 February 1929 Cardiff City A 2 – 2 Hanson, Reid 13,070
2 March 1929 Birmingham A 1 – 1 Hanson 16,738
9 March 1929 Huddersfield Town H 1 – 0 Hanson 28,183
16 March 1929 Bolton Wanderers A 1 – 1 Hanson 17,354
23 March 1929 The Wednesday H 2 – 1 Reid, Rowley 27,095
29 March 1929 Bury A 3 – 1 Reid (2), Thomas 27,167
30 March 1929 Derby County A 1 – 6 Hanson 14,619
1 April 1929 Bury H 1 – 0 Thomas 29,742
6 April 1929 Sunderland H 3 – 0 Hanson, Mann, Reid 27,772
13 April 1929 Blackburn Rovers A 3 – 0 Reid (2), Ramsden 8,193
20 April 1929 Arsenal H 4 – 1 Reid (2), Hanson, Thomas 22,858
27 April 1929 Everton A 4 – 2 Hanson (2), Reid (2) 19,442
4 May 1929 Portsmouth H 0 – 0 17,728
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
11 Sheffield United 42 15 11 16 86 85 +1 41
12 Manchester United 42 14 13 15 66 76 –10 41
13 Leeds United 42 16 9 17 71 84 –13 41

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

FA Cup

Date Round Opponents H / A ResultF – A Scorers Attendance
12 January 1929 Round 3 Port Vale A 3 – 0 Hanson, Spence, Taylor 17,519
26 January 1929 Round 4 Bury H 0 – 1 40,558
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