Manchester United’s season began on 20 August 2012 with the first game of the Premier League campaign away from home at Goodison Park to Everton on 20 August 2012, a game that they lost to a goal by Marouane Fellaini in the 57th minute. It was United’s first Premier League opening game defeat since 2004. They quickly righted the ship by winning 10 of the next 12 matches to work their way to 1st position on the Premier League table on November 24th, a position they held through the end of the season.
After narrowly missing out on goal difference the previous season, they won an unprecedented 20th English top-flight title on April 22, 2013 with a win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford. With 4 games left in the season, they had some interesting results, including a 5 – 5 draw against West Brom, in Sir Alex Ferguson’s last fixture as manager of United.
On May 8th, 2013 Sir Alex Ferguson announced that he was to retire as manager at the end of the football season, but would remain at the club as a director and club ambassador. The club announced the next day that former Everton manager David Moyes would replace Ferguson from 1 July, having signed a six-year contract
Robin van Persie was the clubs top goal scorer in league with 26, and the clubs top scorers in all competitions with, 30 goals. The average home attendance at Old Trafford for the season was 73,923, with a high of 75,605 when they took on Reading, March 16th.
Manchester United finished the Premier League season 28 – 5 – 5 overall, with a longest winning streak of 7 games, and longest unbeaten of 18!
Cup finishes :: FA Cup – Sixth Round : League Cup – Fourth Round : UEFA Champions League – Round of 16
Manchester United starts defense of the Premier League title tomorrow, taking on Swansea in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League opener on NBC. *
* Quick side note *
You do know that the Premier League is on NBC this year, right?
Check out some highlights of last season after the jump….