2018–19 Manchester United F.C. season

Manchester United
2018–19 season
Co-chairmen Joel and Avram Glazer
Manager José Mourinho
Stadium Old Trafford
Premier League 13th
Top goalscorer League:
Paul Pogba
(2 goals)

All:
Paul Pogba
(2 goals)
Highest home attendance 74,439 (vs. Leicester City)
Lowest home attendance 74,400 (vs. Tottenham Hotspur)
Average home league attendance 74,419
Home colours
Third colours

The 2018–19 season is Manchester United's 27th season in the Premier League and their 44th consecutive season in the top flight of English football. The club is participating in the Premier League, the FA Cup, the EFL Cup and the UEFA Champions League.

This season is the first since 2005–06 without club captain Michael Carrick, who retired after the 2017–18 season and joined the club's coaching staff.[1] Assistant manager Rui Faria left the club at the conclusion of the 2017–18 season, with Carrick and Kieran McKenna replacing him as the club's first-team coaches.[2]

Pre-season and friendlies

United preceded their 2018–19 campaign with tour of the United States. The first three games were announced on 3 April 2018, with the opposition provided by Club América, San Jose Earthquakes and Liverpool.[3] The club later announced that the tour would see them compete in the 2018 International Champions Cup.[4] In the 2018 competition, United played against Milan at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, Liverpool at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Real Madrid at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.[5] Alexis Sánchez's arrival in the United States was delayed as he was not issued with a visa due to the 16-month suspended jail sentence he accepted in February for tax fraud during his time in Spain.[6] The final pre-season game saw Manchester United play away to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on 5 August.[7]

Date Opponents H/A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
19 July 2018 Club América N 1–1 Mata 78' 37,766
22 July 2018 San Jose Earthquakes N 0–0 32,549
25 July 2018 Milan N 1–1
(9–8p)
Sánchez 12' 21,742
28 July 2018 Liverpool N 1–4 A. Pereira 31' 101,254
31 July 2018 Real Madrid N 2–1 Sánchez 18', Herrera 27' 64,141
5 August 2018 Bayern Munich A 0–1 75,000[8]

Premier League

Manchester United 0- 3 Tottenham Hotspur - 27 August 2018 - Old Trafford

This was United manager José Mourinho's biggest defeat at home as a manager. Leading to many supporters wanting him to leave and even Spurs fans chanted "You're getting sacked in the morning" towards him during the second half. After Lucas Moura scored the third and final goal for Tottenham Hotspur the stadium started getting empty. After the final whistle Mourinho in a sad mood walked over to the Stretford End and applauded the United fans left in the stadium. Some United fans event want former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane to replace Mourinho who is currently the favourite with the bookies to be the next Manchester United manager after Mourinho.[9][10]

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
8 Leicester City 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 6
9 Arsenal 4 2 0 2 8 8 0 6
10 Manchester United 4 2 0 2 6 7 1 6
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 1 2 1 4 5 1 5
12 Southampton 4 1 1 2 4 4 0 4
Updated to match(es) played on 2 September 2018. Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).

Matches

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance League
position
10 August 2018 Leicester City H 2–1 Pogba 3' (pen.), Shaw 83' 74,439 7th
19 August 2018 Brighton & Hove Albion A 2–3 Lukaku 34', Pogba 90+5' (pen.) 30,592 9th
27 August 2018 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–3 74,400 13th
2 September 2018 Burnley A
15 September 2018 Watford A
22 September 2018 Wolverhampton Wanderers H
29 September 2018 West Ham United A

EFL Cup

The third round draw was made on 30 August 2018 by David Seaman and Joleon Lescott.[11]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance
25 September 2018 Third round Derby County H

UEFA Champions League

Group Stage

On 30 August 2018, the group stage draw was made live from Monaco.[12]

Date Opponents H / A Result
F–A
Scorers Attendance Group
position
19 September 2018 Young Boys A
2 October 2018 Valencia H
23 October 2018 Juventus H
7 November 2018 Juventus A
27 November 2018 Young Boys H
12 December 2018 Valencia A
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Juventus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout phase
2 Young Boys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Transfer to Europa League
4 Valencia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 19 September 2018. Source: UEFA

Squad statistics

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1GK David de Gea 300000003000
2DF Victor Lindelöf 2(1)00000002(1)000
3DF Eric Bailly 200000002000
4DF Phil Jones 100000001000
6MF Paul Pogba 320000003200
7FW Alexis Sánchez 1(1)00000001(1)000
8MF Juan Mata 200000002000
9FW Romelu Lukaku 2(1)10000002(1)100
10FW Marcus Rashford 1(1)00000001(1)000
11FW Anthony Martial 100000001010
12DF Chris Smalling 100000001000
13GK Lee Grant 000000000000
14MF Jesse Lingard 1(1)00000001(1)000
15MF Andreas Pereira 200000002010
16DF Marcos Rojo 000000000000
17MF Fred 300000003010
18DF Ashley Young 100000001000
20DF Diogo Dalot 000000000000
21MF Ander Herrera 100000001010
22GK Sergio Romero 000000000000
23DF Luke Shaw 310000003100
24DF Timothy Fosu-Mensah 000000000000
25DF Antonio Valencia (c) 100000001010
27MF Marouane Fellaini 0(3)00000000(3)000
31MF Nemanja Matić 100000001000
36DF Matteo Darmian 100000001000
38DF Axel Tuanzebe 000000000000
39MF Scott McTominay 0(1)00000000(1)000
40GK Joel Castro Pereira 000000000000
44FW Tahith Chong 000000000000
45GK Kieran O'Hara 000000000000
46FW Joshua Bohui 000000000000
47MF Angel Gomes 000000000000
48MF Ethan Hamilton 000000000000
51GK Matej Kovar 000000000000
Own goals 00000

Transfers

In

Date Pos. Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2018[lower-alpha 1] DF Diogo Dalot Porto Undisclosed[lower-alpha 2] [13]
1 July 2018[lower-alpha 3] MF Fred Shakhtar Donetsk Undisclosed[lower-alpha 4] [15]
3 July 2018 GK Lee Grant Stoke City Undisclosed[lower-alpha 5] [18]

Out

Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref.
15 June 2018 MF Indy Boonen KV Oostende Free [19]
30 June 2018 MF Michael Carrick Retired [20]
GK Max Johnstone Released[lower-alpha 6] [22]
MF Tosin Kehinde Released[lower-alpha 7] [23]
DF Jake Kenyon Released [22]
GK Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui Released[lower-alpha 8] [22]
MF Devonte Redmond Released [22]
GK Theo Richardson Released[lower-alpha 9] [22]
DF Joe Riley Released[lower-alpha 10] [22]
MF Charlie Scott Released [22]
3 July 2018 GK Sam Johnstone West Bromwich Albion Undisclosed[lower-alpha 11] [28]
17 July 2018 DF Daley Blind Ajax €16m[lower-alpha 12] [29]

Loans out

Date from Date to Pos. Name To Ref.
1 July 2018 End of season GK Dean Henderson Sheffield United [30]
27 July 2018 MF Matty Willock St Mirren [31]
28 July 2018 DF Cameron Borthwick-Jackson Scunthorpe United [32]
2 August 2018 GK Joel Castro Pereira Vitória de Setúbal [33]
6 August 2018 DF Axel Tuanzebe Aston Villa [34]
9 August 2018 DF Timothy Fosu-Mensah Fulham [35]
13 August 2018 FW James Wilson Aberdeen [36]
15 August 2018 GK Kieran O'Hara Macclesfield Town [37]
28 August 2018 DF Demetri Mitchell Heart of Midlothian [38]
  1. Deal agreed 6 June 2018[13]
  2. Fee reported as £19 million[14]
  3. Deal agreed 21 June 2018[15]
  4. Fee reported as £47 million[16]
  5. Fee reported as £1.5 million[17]
  6. Joined Sunderland on 26 July 2018[21]
  7. Joined Feirense on 1 August 2018[23]
  8. Joined Anderlecht on 1 July 2018[24]
  9. Joined Grantham Town on 31 August 2018.[25]
  10. Joined Bradford City on 1 July 2018[26]
  11. Fee reported as £6.5 million[27]
  12. Rising to €20.5 million if all additional clauses met

Notes

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