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1941/42 – Manchester United

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The 1941–42 season was Manchester United’s third season in the non-competitive War League during the Second World War.

Many of Manchester United’s players went off to fight in the war, but for those who remained, the Football League organised a special War League.

War League North Regional League First Championship

Date Opponents H / A ResultF – A Scorers Attendance
30 August 1941 New Brighton H 13 – 1 J. Rowley (7), Smith (3), Bryant (2), Mitten
6 September 1941 New Brighton A 3 – 3 Carey, Morris, Whalley
13 September 1941 Stockport County A 5 – 1 J. Rowley (4), Mitten
20 September 1941 Stockport County H 7 – 1 J. Rowley (4), Carey, Mitten, Warner
27 September 1941 Everton H 2 – 3 J. Rowley, Smith
4 October 1941 Everton A 3 – 1 Carey, J. Rowley, Smith
11 October 1941 Chester A 7 – 0 Mitten (2), Smith (2), Morris, Warner, Whalley
18 October 1941 Chester H 8 – 1 J. Rowley (4), Smith (2), Bryant, Carey
25 October 1941 Stoke City A 1 – 1 Carey
1 November 1941 Stoke City H 3 – 0 Carey, Rowley, Whalley
8 November 1941 Tranmere Rovers H 6 – 1 J. Rowley (5), Smith
15 November 1941 Tranmere Rovers A 1 – 1 J. Rowley
22 November 1941 Liverpool A 1 – 1 Smith
29 November 1941 Liverpool H 2 – 2 J. Rowley (2)
6 December 1941 Wrexham H 10 – 3 Carey (4), J. Rowley (3), Smith (2), Bryant
13 December 1941 Wrexham A 4 – 3 Morris (4)
20 December 1941 Manchester City A 1 – 2 Morris
25 December 1941 Manchester City H 2 – 2 J. Rowley, Smith
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts
3 Preston North End 18 13 1 4 58 18 27
4 Manchester United 18 10 6 2 79 27 26
5 Stoke City 18 12 2 4 75 36 26

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

War League North Regional League Second Championship

Date Opponents H / A ResultF – A Scorers Attendance
27 December 1941 Bolton Wanderers H 3 – 1 J. Rowley (2), Morris
3 January 1942 Bolton Wanderers A 2 – 2 Pearson, J. Rowley
10 January 1942 Oldham Athletic H 1 – 1 Morris
17 January 1942 Oldham Athletic A 3 – 1 Carey (2), J. Rowley
31 January 1942 Southport A 3 – 1 Carey, J. Rowley, Smith
14 February 1942 Sheffield United A 2 – 0 Carey, J. Rowley
21 February 1942 Preston North End H 0 – 2
28 February 1942 Preston North End A 3 – 1 J. Rowley (2), Carey
21 March 1942 Sheffield United H 2 – 2 Catterick, Smith
28 March 1942 Southport H 4 – 2 Catterick (2), Carey (2)
4 April 1942 Blackburn Rovers A 2 – 1 Catterick, Walker
6 April 1942 Blackburn Rovers H 3 – 1 Carey (2), Bryant
11 April 1942 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 5 – 4 Catterick (2), Carey, Morris, Smith
18 April 1942 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 0 – 2 (a.e.t.)
25 April 1942 Oldham Athletic H 5 – 1 Carey (2), Morris (2), Catterick
2 May 1942 Oldham Athletic A 2 – 1 Carey, Smith
9 May 1942 Blackburn Rovers A 1 – 1 Carey
16 May 1942 Blackburn Rovers H 0 – 1
23 May 1942 Manchester City A 3 – 1 Worrall (2), Whalley
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts PAvg
1 Manchester United 19 12 4 3 44 25 28 33.895
2 Blackpool 22 14 4 4 108 34 32 33.455
3 Northampton Town 21 14 2 5 70 31 30 32.857

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

PAvg = Points average per 23 matches (Pts / Pld * 23)

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