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2000/01 – Manchester United

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The 2000–01 season was Manchester United‘s ninth season in thePremier League, and their 26th consecutive season in the top division of English football.

United won the Premier League for the third successive season and the seventh time since its inauguration in 1993. They were less successful in cup competitions, going out in the fourth round of the FA Cup, the fourth round of the League Cup and the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

New goalkeeper Fabien Barthez was an instant success, and previous first choice goalkeeper Mark Bosnich failed to feature in the first team in 2000–01, opting to join Chelsea on a free transfer in January, despite equally limited first team opportunities at Stamford Bridge. Veteran striker Teddy Sheringham had an excellent season, topping the club’s goalscoring charts and gaining both the PFA andFWA player of the year awards. However, the arrival of Dutch strikerRuud van Nistelrooy from PSV Eindhoven at the end of the season prompted Sheringham to return to Tottenham on a free transfer.

Also on his way out of the Old Trafford exit door was Henning Berg, who was loaned to his old club Blackburn just after the start of the season, and moved on a permanent contract in December, joining former United players John Curtis and Mark Hughes in Blackburn’s successful campaign that saw them promoted back to the Premier League after a two-year exile.

Winger Ryan Giggs celebrated 10 years as a professional with United before Christmas.

Pre-season and friendlies

Date Opponents H / A ResultF – A Scorers Attendance
29 July 2000 York City A 2 – 0 Keane (2) 52′, 62′ 9,003
30 July 2000 Shrewsbury Town A 8 – 1 Butt 3′, Solskjær (2) 12′, 40′, Sheringham 51′, Clegg 58′, Fortune (2) 61′ (pen.), 68′, Healy 79′ 8,000
4 August 2000 Real Madrid N 1 – 0 Solskjær 89′ 39,000
5 August 2000 Bayern Munich A 1 – 3 Fortune 85′ 43,000
9 August 2000 Birkirkara N 5 – 1 Beckham 18′, Yorke 49′, Solskjær (2) 53′, 74′, Scholes 70′ 7,614
16 August 2000 Manchester City H 2 – 0 Sheringham 36′, Cole 85′ 45,158
15 May 2001 Celtic A 2 – 0 Silvestre 15′, Djordjic 88′ 57,268

FA Charity Shield

Date Opponents H / A ResultF – A Scorers Attendance
13 August 2000 Chelsea N 0 – 2 65,148

Premier League

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Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance League

position

20 August 2000 Newcastle United H 2 – 0 Johnsen 20′, Cole 69′ 67,477 5th
22 August 2000 Ipswich Town A 1 – 1 Beckham 39′ 22,007 3rd
26 August 2000 West Ham United A 2 – 2 Beckham 6′, Cole 49′ 25,998 5th
5 September 2000 Bradford City H 6 – 0 Cole 11′, Fortune (2) 23′, 60′, Sheringham (2) 71′, 81′, Beckham 85′ 67,447 1st
9 September 2000 Sunderland H 3 – 0 Scholes (2) 14′, 82′, Sheringham 76′ 67,503 1st
16 September 2000 Everton A 3 – 1 Butt 26′, Giggs 29′, Solskjær 38′ 38,541 1st
23 September 2000 Chelsea H 3 – 3 Scholes 14′, Sheringham 37′, Beckham 39′ 67,568 1st
1 October 2000 Arsenal A 0 – 1 38,146 2nd
14 October 2000 Leicester City A 3 – 0 Sheringham (2) 37′, 54′, Solskjær 90′ 22,132 1st
21 October 2000 Leeds United H 3 – 0 Yorke 40′, Beckham 50′, Jones 82′ (o.g.) 67,523 1st
28 October 2000 Southampton H 5 – 0 Cole (2) 9′, 73′, Sheringham (3) 45′, 51′, 55′ 67,581 1st
4 November 2000 Coventry City A 2 – 1 Cole 27′, Beckham 37′ 21,079 1st
11 November 2000 Middlesbrough H 2 – 1 Butt 62′, Sheringham 65′ 67,576 1st
18 November 2000 Manchester City A 1 – 0 Beckham 2′ 34,429 1st
25 November 2000 Derby County A 3 – 0 Sheringham 61′, Butt 69′, Yorke 76′ 32,910 1st
2 December 2000 Tottenham Hotspur H 2 – 0 Scholes 40′, Solskjær 84′ 67,583 1st
9 December 2000 Charlton Athletic A 3 – 3 Giggs 42′, Solskjær 43′, Keane 66′ 20,043 1st
17 December 2000 Liverpool H 0 – 1 67,533 1st
23 December 2000 Ipswich Town H 2 – 0 Solskjær (2) 20′, 32′ 67,597 1st
26 December 2000 Aston Villa A 1 – 0 Solskjær 85′ 40,889 1st
30 December 2000 Newcastle United A 1 – 1 Beckham 25′ (pen.) 52,134 1st
1 January 2001 West Ham United H 3 – 1 Solskjær 3′, Pearce 33′ (o.g.), Yorke 57′ 67,603 1st
13 January 2001 Bradford City A 3 – 0 Sheringham 72′, Giggs 75′, Chadwick 87′ 20,551 1st
20 January 2001 Aston Villa H 2 – 0 G. Neville 57′, Sheringham 87′ 67,533 1st
31 January 2001 Sunderland A 1 – 0 Cole 46′ 48,260 1st
3 February 2001 Everton H 1 – 0 Watson 52′ (o.g.) 67,528 1st
10 February 2001 Chelsea A 1 – 1 Cole 69′ 34,960 1st
25 February 2001 Arsenal H 6 – 1 Yorke (3) 3′, 18′, 22′, Keane 26′, Solskjær 38′,Sheringham 90′ 67,535 1st
3 March 2001 Leeds United A 1 – 1 Chadwick 64′ 40,055 1st
17 March 2001 Leicester City H 2 – 0 Yorke 88′, Silvestre 90′ 67,516 1st
31 March 2001 Liverpool A 0 – 2 44,806 1st
10 April 2001 Charlton Athletic H 2 – 1 Cole 45′, Solskjær 82′ 67,505 1st
14 April 2001 Coventry City H 4 – 2 Yorke (2) 13′, 28′, Giggs 81′, Scholes 87′ 67,637 1st
21 April 2001 Manchester City H 1 – 1 Sheringham 71′ (pen.) 67,535 1st
28 April 2001 Middlesbrough A 2 – 0 P. Neville 4′, Beckham 84′ 34,417 1st
5 May 2001 Derby County H 0 – 1 67,526 1st
13 May 2001 Southampton A 1 – 2 Giggs 71′ 15,526 1st
19 May 2001 Tottenham Hotspur A 1 – 3 Scholes 22′ 36,072 1st
Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Manchester United 38 24 8 6 79 31 +48 80
2 Arsenal 38 20 10 8 63 38 +25 70
3 Liverpool 38 20 9 9 71 39 +32 69

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

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
7 January 2001 Round 3 Fulham A 2 – 1 Solskjær 8′, Sheringham 89′ 19,178
28 January 2001 Round 4 West Ham United H 0 – 1 67,029

League Cup

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
31 October 2000 Round 3 Watford A 3 – 0 Solskjær (2) 12′, 81′, Yorke 54′ 18,871
28 November 2000 Round 4 Sunderland A 1 – 2

(a.e.t.)

Yorke 31′ 47,543

UEFA Champions League

Group stage

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance Group

position

13 September 2000 Anderlecht H 5 – 1 Cole (3) 15′, 50′, 72′, Irwin 31′ (pen.), Sheringham42′ 62,749 1st
19 September 2000 Dynamo Kyiv A 0 – 0 65,000 1st
26 September 2000 PSV Eindhoven A 1 – 3 Scholes 2′ (pen.) 30,500 2nd
18 October 2000 PSV Eindhoven H 3 – 1 Sheringham 8′, Scholes 82′, Yorke 87′ 66,313 1st
24 October 2000 Anderlecht A 1 – 2 Irwin 36′ (pen.) 22,506 3rd
8 November 2000 Dynamo Kyiv H 1 – 0 Sheringham 18′ 66,776 2nd
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Anderlecht 6 4 0 2 11 14 −3 12
Manchester United 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 10
PSV Eindhoven 6 3 0 3 9 9 0 9
Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 1 4 7 8 −1 4

Second group stage

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance Group

position

21 November 2000 Panathinaikos H 3 – 1 Sheringham 48′, Scholes (2) 81′, 90′ 65,024 1st
6 December 2000 Sturm Graz A 2 – 0 Scholes 18′, Giggs 89′ 16,500 1st
14 February 2001 Valencia A 0 – 0 49,541 1st
20 February 2001 Valencia H 1 – 1 Cole 12′ 66,715 1st
7 March 2001 Panathinaikos A 1 – 1 Scholes 90′ 27,231 2nd
13 March 2001 Sturm Graz H 3 – 0 Butt 5′, Sheringham 20′, Keane 86′ 66,404 2nd
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Valencia 6 3 3 0 10 2 +8 12
Manchester United 6 3 3 0 10 3 +7 12
Sturm Graz 6 2 0 4 4 13 −9 6
Panathinaikos 6 0 2 4 4 10 −6 2

Knockout phase

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
3 April 2001 Quarter-final

First leg

Bayern Munich H 0 – 1 66,584
18 April 2001 Quarter-final

Second leg

Bayern Munich A 1 – 2 Giggs 49′ 60,000

Squad statistics

Manchester United 2000/2001 squad picture

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Fabien Barthez 30 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 44 0
2 DF Gary Neville 32 1 2 0 0 0 14 0 1 0 49 1
3 DF Denis Irwin 20(1) 0 1 0 0 0 7 2 1 0 29(1) 2
4 DF David May 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0
5 DF Ronny Johnsen 11 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 17 1
6 DF Jaap Stam 15 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0(1) 0 22(1) 0
7 MF David Beckham 29(2) 9 2 0 0 0 11(1) 0 1 0 43(3) 9
8 MF Nicky Butt 24(4) 3 2 0 0 0 8(3) 1 0 0 34(7) 4
9 FW Andy Cole 15(4) 9 1 0 0 0 10 4 0(1) 0 26(5) 13
10 FW Teddy Sheringham 23(6) 15 1(1) 1 0 0 8(3) 5 1 0 33(10) 21
11 MF Ryan Giggs 24(7) 5 2 0 0 0 9(2) 2 1 0 36(9) 7
12 DF Phil Neville 24(5) 1 1 0 2 0 4(2) 0 0 0 31(7) 1
13 GK Mark Bosnich 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 GK Andy Goram 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
15 MF Jesper Blomqvist 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 MF Roy Keane (c) 28 2 2 0 0 0 13 1 1 0 44 3
17 GK Raimond van der Gouw 5(5) 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 10(5) 0
18 MF Paul Scholes 28(4) 6 0 0 0 0 12 6 1 0 40(4) 12
19 FW Dwight Yorke 15(7) 9 1(1) 0 2 2 7(4) 1 0(1) 0 25(13) 12
20 FW Ole Gunnar Solskjær 19(12) 10 1(1) 1 2 2 3(8) 0 1 0 26(21) 13
21 DF Henning Berg 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0
22 DF Ronnie Wallwork 4(8) 0 0(1) 0 2 0 0(1) 0 0 0 6(10) 0
23 DF Michael Clegg 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
24 DF Wes Brown 25(3) 0 1 0 1 0 9(2) 0 0 0 36(5) 0
25 MF Quinton Fortune 6(1) 2 0 0 2 0 0(1) 0 0(1) 0 8(3) 2
27 DF Mikaël Silvestre 25(5) 1 2 0 0 0 13(1) 0 1 0 41(6) 1
28 MF Michael Stewart 3 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0 0 0 0 3(2) 0
30 DF John O’Shea 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
32 MF Bojan Djordjic 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0
33 GK Paul Rachubka 1 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 1(1) 0
34 MF Jonathan Greening 3(4) 0 0 0 2 0 1(1) 0 0 0 6(5) 0
35 FW David Healy 0(1) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(2) 0
36 MF Luke Chadwick 6(10) 2 0(1) 0 2 0 1(2) 0 0 0 9(13) 2
37 FW Danny Webber 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0
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