Ron Atkinson, Manchester United manager

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Ronald Franklin Atkinson
 Birth place:Liverpool
Date of birth:18 March 1939
  MU Career
First match:29 August 1981, aged 42
Last match:4 November 1986, aged 47
MU career:5.2 years
Details last checked/updated: 2 April 2014

All matches(292)

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home team
away team
 1Sat 29 Aug 1981League Division OneCoventry City2 - 1MUHighfield Road
 2Mon 31 Aug 1981League Division OneMU0 - 0Nottingham ForestOld Trafford
 3Sat 5 Sep 1981League Division OneMU1 - 2Ipswich TownOld Trafford
 4Sat 12 Sep 1981League Division OneAston Villa1 - 1MUVilla Park
 5Sat 19 Sep 1981League Division OneMU1 - 0Swansea CityOld Trafford
 6Tue 22 Sep 1981League Division OneMiddlesbrough0 - 2MUAyresome Park
 7Sat 26 Sep 1981League Division OneArsenal0 - 0MUHighbury
 8Wed 30 Sep 1981League Division OneMU1 - 0Leeds UnitedOld Trafford
 9Sat 3 Oct 1981League Division OneMU5 - 0Wolverhampton WanderersOld Trafford
 10Wed 7 Oct 1981League CupTottenham Hotspur1 - 0MUWhite Hart Lane
 11Sat 10 Oct 1981League Division OneManchester City0 - 0MUMaine Road
 12Sat 17 Oct 1981League Division OneMU1 - 1Birmingham CityOld Trafford
 13Wed 21 Oct 1981League Division OneMU1 - 0MiddlesbroughOld Trafford
 14Sat 24 Oct 1981League Division OneLiverpool1 - 2MUAnfield
 15Wed 28 Oct 1981League CupMU0 - 1Tottenham HotspurOld Trafford
 16Sat 31 Oct 1981League Division OneMU2 - 1Notts CountyOld Trafford
 17Sat 7 Nov 1981League Division OneSunderland1 - 5MURoker Park
 18Sat 21 Nov 1981League Division OneTottenham Hotspur3 - 1MUWhite Hart Lane
 19Sat 28 Nov 1981League Division OneMU2 - 0BrightonOld Trafford
 20Sat 5 Dec 1981League Division OneSouthampton3 - 2MUThe Dell
 21Sat 2 Jan 1982FA CupWatford1 - 0MUVicarage Road
 22Wed 6 Jan 1982League Division OneMU1 - 1EvertonOld Trafford
 23Sat 23 Jan 1982League Division OneStoke City0 - 3MUVictoria Ground
 24Wed 27 Jan 1982League Division OneMU1 - 0West Ham UnitedOld Trafford
 25Sat 30 Jan 1982League Division OneSwansea City2 - 0MUVetch Field
 26Sat 6 Feb 1982League Division OneMU4 - 1Aston VillaOld Trafford
 27Sat 13 Feb 1982League Division OneWolverhampton Wanderers0 - 1MUMolineux
 28Sat 20 Feb 1982League Division OneMU0 - 0ArsenalOld Trafford
 29Sat 27 Feb 1982League Division OneMU1 - 1Manchester CityOld Trafford
 30Sat 6 Mar 1982League Division OneBirmingham City0 - 1MUSt Andrews
 31Wed 17 Mar 1982League Division OneMU0 - 1Coventry CityOld Trafford
 32Sat 20 Mar 1982League Division OneNotts County1 - 3MUMeadow Lane
 33Sat 27 Mar 1982League Division OneMU0 - 0SunderlandOld Trafford
 34Sat 3 Apr 1982League Division OneLeeds United0 - 0MUElland Road
 35Wed 7 Apr 1982League Division OneMU0 - 1LiverpoolOld Trafford
 36Sat 10 Apr 1982League Division OneEverton3 - 3MUGoodison Park
 37Mon 12 Apr 1982League Division OneMU1 - 0West Bromwich AlbionOld Trafford
 38Sat 17 Apr 1982League Division OneMU2 - 0Tottenham HotspurOld Trafford
 39Tue 20 Apr 1982League Division OneIpswich Town2 - 1MUPortman Road
 40Sat 24 Apr 1982League Division OneBrighton0 - 1MUGoldstone Ground
 41Sat 1 May 1982League Division OneMU1 - 0SouthamptonOld Trafford
 42Wed 5 May 1982League Division OneNottingham Forest0 - 1MUCity Ground
 43Sat 8 May 1982League Division OneWest Ham United1 - 1MUUpton Park
 44Wed 12 May 1982League Division OneWest Bromwich Albion0 - 3MUThe Hawthorns
 45Sat 15 May 1982League Division OneMU2 - 0Stoke CityOld Trafford
 46Sat 28 Aug 1982League Division OneMU3 - 0Birmingham CityOld Trafford
 47Wed 1 Sep 1982League Division OneNottingham Forest0 - 3MUCity Ground
 48Sat 4 Sep 1982League Division OneWest Bromwich Albion3 - 1MUThe Hawthorns
 49Wed 8 Sep 1982League Division OneMU2 - 1EvertonOld Trafford
 50Sat 11 Sep 1982League Division OneMU3 - 1Ipswich TownOld Trafford
 51Wed 15 Sep 1982UEFA CupMU0 - 0ValenciaOld Trafford
 52Sat 18 Sep 1982League Division OneSouthampton0 - 1MUThe Dell
 53Sat 25 Sep 1982League Division OneMU0 - 0ArsenalOld Trafford
 54Wed 29 Sep 1982UEFA CupValencia2 - 1MUMestalla
 55Sat 2 Oct 1982League Division OneLuton Town1 - 1MUKenilworth Road
 56Wed 6 Oct 1982League CupMU2 - 0BournemouthOld Trafford
 57Sat 9 Oct 1982League Division OneMU1 - 0Stoke CityOld Trafford
 58Sat 16 Oct 1982League Division OneLiverpool0 - 0MUAnfield
 59Sat 23 Oct 1982League Division OneMU2 - 2Manchester CityOld Trafford
 60Tue 26 Oct 1982League CupBournemouth2 - 2MUDean Court
 61Sat 30 Oct 1982League Division OneWest Ham United3 - 1MUUpton Park
 62Sat 6 Nov 1982League Division OneBrighton1 - 0MUGoldstone Ground
 63Wed 10 Nov 1982League CupBradford City0 - 0MUValley Parade
 64Sat 13 Nov 1982League Division OneMU1 - 0Tottenham HotspurOld Trafford
 65Sat 20 Nov 1982League Division OneAston Villa2 - 1MUVilla Park
 66Wed 24 Nov 1982League CupMU4 - 1Bradford CityOld Trafford
 67Sat 27 Nov 1982League Division OneMU3 - 0Norwich CityOld Trafford
 68Wed 1 Dec 1982League CupMU2 - 0SouthamptonOld Trafford
 69Sat 4 Dec 1982League Division OneWatford0 - 1MUVicarage Road
 70Sat 11 Dec 1982League Division OneMU4 - 0Notts CountyOld Trafford
 71Sat 18 Dec 1982League Division OneSwansea City0 - 0MUVetch Field
 72Mon 27 Dec 1982League Division OneMU0 - 0SunderlandOld Trafford
 73Tue 28 Dec 1982League Division OneCoventry City3 - 0MUHighfield Road
 74Sat 1 Jan 1983League Division OneMU3 - 1Aston VillaOld Trafford
 75Mon 3 Jan 1983League Division OneMU0 - 0West Bromwich AlbionOld Trafford
 76Sat 8 Jan 1983FA CupMU2 - 0West Ham UnitedOld Trafford
 77Sat 15 Jan 1983League Division OneBirmingham City1 - 2MUSt Andrews
 78Wed 19 Jan 1983League CupMU4 - 0Nottingham ForestOld Trafford
 79Sat 22 Jan 1983League Division OneMU2 - 0Nottingham ForestOld Trafford
 80Sat 29 Jan 1983FA CupLuton Town0 - 2MUKenilworth Road
 81Sat 5 Feb 1983League Division OneIpswich Town1 - 1MUPortman Road
 82Tue 15 Feb 1983League CupArsenal2 - 4MUHighbury
 83Sat 19 Feb 1983FA CupDerby County0 - 1MUThe Baseball Ground
 84Wed 23 Feb 1983League CupMU2 - 1ArsenalOld Trafford
 85Sat 26 Feb 1983League Division OneMU1 - 1LiverpoolOld Trafford
 86Wed 2 Mar 1983League Division OneStoke City1 - 0MUVictoria Ground
 87Sat 5 Mar 1983League Division OneManchester City1 - 2MUMaine Road
 88Sat 12 Mar 1983FA CupMU1 - 0EvertonOld Trafford
 89Sat 19 Mar 1983League Division OneMU1 - 1BrightonOld Trafford
 90Tue 22 Mar 1983League Division OneMU2 - 1West Ham UnitedOld Trafford
 91Sat 26 Mar 1983League CupMU *1 - 2LiverpoolWembley
 92Sat 2 Apr 1983League Division OneMU3 - 0Coventry CityOld Trafford
 93Mon 4 Apr 1983League Division OneSunderland0 - 0MURoker Park
 94Sat 9 Apr 1983League Division OneMU1 - 1SouthamptonOld Trafford
 95Sat 16 Apr 1983FA CupMU *2 - 1ArsenalVilla Park
 96Tue 19 Apr 1983League Division OneEverton2 - 0MUGoodison Park
 97Sat 23 Apr 1983League Division OneMU2 - 0WatfordOld Trafford
 98Sat 30 Apr 1983League Division OneNorwich City1 - 1MUCarrow Road
 99Mon 2 May 1983League Division OneArsenal3 - 0MUHighbury
 100Sat 7 May 1983League Division OneMU2 - 1Swansea CityOld Trafford
 101Mon 9 May 1983League Division OneMU3 - 0Luton TownOld Trafford
 102Wed 11 May 1983League Division OneTottenham Hotspur2 - 0MUWhite Hart Lane
 103Sat 14 May 1983League Division OneNotts County3 - 2MUMeadow Lane
 104Sat 21 May 1983FA CupMU *2 - 2BrightonWembley
 105Thu 26 May 1983FA CupMU *4 - 0BrightonWembley
 106Sat 20 Aug 1983FA Charity ShieldMU *2 - 0LiverpoolWembley
 107Sat 27 Aug 1983League Division OneMU3 - 1Queens Park RangersOld Trafford
 108Mon 29 Aug 1983League Division OneMU1 - 2Nottingham ForestOld Trafford
 109Sat 3 Sep 1983League Division OneStoke City0 - 1MUVictoria Ground
 110Tue 6 Sep 1983League Division OneArsenal2 - 3MUHighbury
 111Sat 10 Sep 1983League Division OneMU2 - 0Luton TownOld Trafford
 112Wed 14 Sep 1983European Cup Winners CupMU1 - 1Dukla PragueOld Trafford
 113Sat 17 Sep 1983League Division OneSouthampton3 - 0MUThe Dell
 114Sat 24 Sep 1983League Division OneMU1 - 0LiverpoolOld Trafford
 115Tue 27 Sep 1983European Cup Winners CupDukla Prague2 - 2MUStadion Juliska
 116Sat 1 Oct 1983League Division OneNorwich City3 - 3MUCarrow Road
 117Mon 3 Oct 1983League CupPort Vale0 - 1MUVale Park
 118Sat 15 Oct 1983League Division OneMU3 - 0West Bromwich AlbionOld Trafford
 119Wed 19 Oct 1983European Cup Winners CupSpartak Varna1 - 2MUStad Yuri Gargarin
 120Sat 22 Oct 1983League Division OneSunderland0 - 1MURoker Park
 121Wed 26 Oct 1983League CupMU2 - 0Port ValeOld Trafford
 122Sat 29 Oct 1983League Division OneMU3 - 0Wolverhampton WanderersOld Trafford
 123Wed 2 Nov 1983European Cup Winners CupMU2 - 0Spartak VarnaOld Trafford
 124Sat 5 Nov 1983League Division OneMU1 - 2Aston VillaOld Trafford
 125Tue 8 Nov 1983League CupColchester United0 - 2MULayer Road
 126Sat 12 Nov 1983League Division OneLeicester City1 - 1MUFilbert Street
 127Sat 19 Nov 1983League Division OneMU4 - 1WatfordOld Trafford
 128Sun 27 Nov 1983League Division OneWest Ham United1 - 1MUUpton Park
 129Wed 30 Nov 1983League CupOxford United1 - 1MUManor Ground
 130Sat 3 Dec 1983League Division OneMU0 - 1EvertonOld Trafford
 131Wed 7 Dec 1983League CupMU1 - 1Oxford UnitedOld Trafford
 132Sat 10 Dec 1983League Division OneIpswich Town0 - 2MUPortman Road
 133Fri 16 Dec 1983League Division OneMU4 - 2Tottenham HotspurOld Trafford
 134Mon 19 Dec 1983League CupOxford United2 - 1MUManor Ground
 135Mon 26 Dec 1983League Division OneCoventry City1 - 1MUHighfield Road
 136Tue 27 Dec 1983League Division OneMU3 - 3Notts CountyOld Trafford
 137Sat 31 Dec 1983League Division OneMU1 - 0Stoke CityOld Trafford
 138Mon 2 Jan 1984League Division OneLiverpool1 - 1MUAnfield
 139Sat 7 Jan 1984FA CupBournemouth2 - 0MUDean Court
 140Fri 13 Jan 1984League Division OneQueens Park Rangers1 - 1MULoftus Road
 141Sat 21 Jan 1984League Division OneMU3 - 2SouthamptonOld Trafford
 142Sat 4 Feb 1984League Division OneMU0 - 0Norwich CityOld Trafford
 143Tue 7 Feb 1984League Division OneBirmingham City2 - 2MUSt Andrews
 144Sun 12 Feb 1984League Division OneLuton Town0 - 5MUKenilworth Road
 145Sat 18 Feb 1984League Division OneWolverhampton Wanderers1 - 1MUMolineux
 146Sat 25 Feb 1984League Division OneMU2 - 1SunderlandOld Trafford
 147Sat 3 Mar 1984League Division OneAston Villa0 - 3MUVilla Park
 148Wed 7 Mar 1984European Cup Winners CupBarcelona2 - 0MUEstadio Camp Nou
 149Sat 10 Mar 1984League Division OneMU2 - 0Leicester CityOld Trafford
 150Sat 17 Mar 1984League Division OneMU4 - 0ArsenalOld Trafford
 151Wed 21 Mar 1984European Cup Winners CupMU3 - 0BarcelonaOld Trafford
 152Sat 31 Mar 1984League Division OneWest Bromwich Albion2 - 0MUThe Hawthorns
 153Sat 7 Apr 1984League Division OneMU1 - 0Birmingham CityOld Trafford
 154Wed 11 Apr 1984European Cup Winners CupMU1 - 1JuventusOld Trafford
 155Sat 14 Apr 1984League Division OneNotts County1 - 0MUMeadow Lane
 156Tue 17 Apr 1984League Division OneWatford0 - 0MUVicarage Road
 157Sat 21 Apr 1984League Division OneMU4 - 1Coventry CityOld Trafford
 158Wed 25 Apr 1984European Cup Winners CupJuventus2 - 1MUStadio Delle Alpi
 159Sat 28 Apr 1984League Division OneMU0 - 0West Ham UnitedOld Trafford
 160Sat 5 May 1984League Division OneEverton1 - 1MUGoodison Park
 161Mon 7 May 1984League Division OneMU1 - 2Ipswich TownOld Trafford
 162Sat 12 May 1984League Division OneTottenham Hotspur1 - 1MUWhite Hart Lane
 163Wed 16 May 1984League Division OneNottingham Forest2 - 0MUCity Ground
 164Sat 25 Aug 1984League Division OneMU1 - 1WatfordOld Trafford
 165Tue 28 Aug 1984League Division OneSouthampton0 - 0MUThe Dell
 166Sat 1 Sep 1984League Division OneIpswich Town1 - 1MUPortman Road
 167Wed 5 Sep 1984League Division OneMU1 - 1ChelseaOld Trafford
 168Sat 8 Sep 1984League Division OneMU5 - 0Newcastle UnitedOld Trafford
 169Sat 15 Sep 1984League Division OneCoventry City0 - 3MUHighfield Road
 170Wed 19 Sep 1984UEFA CupMU3 - 0Raba VasasOld Trafford
 171Sat 22 Sep 1984League Division OneMU1 - 1LiverpoolOld Trafford
 172Wed 26 Sep 1984League CupMU4 - 0BurnleyOld Trafford
 173Sat 29 Sep 1984League Division OneWest Bromwich Albion1 - 2MUThe Hawthorns
 174Wed 3 Oct 1984UEFA CupRaba Vasas2 - 2MURaba ETO Stadium
 175Sat 6 Oct 1984League Division OneAston Villa3 - 0MUVilla Park
 176Tue 9 Oct 1984League CupBurnley0 - 3MUTurf Moor
 177Sat 13 Oct 1984League Division OneMU5 - 1West Ham UnitedOld Trafford
 178Sat 20 Oct 1984League Division OneMU1 - 0Tottenham HotspurOld Trafford
 179Wed 24 Oct 1984UEFA CupPSV Eindhoven0 - 0MUPhilipstadion
 180Sat 27 Oct 1984League Division OneEverton5 - 0MUGoodison Park
 181Tue 30 Oct 1984League CupMU1 - 2EvertonOld Trafford
 182Fri 2 Nov 1984League Division OneMU4 - 2ArsenalOld Trafford
 183Wed 7 Nov 1984UEFA CupMU1 - 0PSV EindhovenOld Trafford
 184Sat 10 Nov 1984League Division OneLeicester City2 - 3MUFilbert Street
 185Sat 17 Nov 1984League Division OneMU2 - 0Luton TownOld Trafford
 186Sat 24 Nov 1984League Division OneSunderland3 - 2MURoker Park
 187Wed 28 Nov 1984UEFA CupMU2 - 2Dundee UnitedOld Trafford
 188Sat 1 Dec 1984League Division OneMU2 - 0Norwich CityOld Trafford
 189Sat 8 Dec 1984League Division OneNottingham Forest3 - 2MUCity Ground
 190Wed 12 Dec 1984UEFA CupDundee United2 - 3MUTannadice Park
 191Sat 15 Dec 1984League Division OneMU3 - 0Queens Park RangersOld Trafford
 192Sat 22 Dec 1984League Division OneMU3 - 0Ipswich TownOld Trafford
 193Wed 26 Dec 1984League Division OneStoke City2 - 1MUVictoria Ground
 194Sat 29 Dec 1984League Division OneChelsea1 - 3MUStamford Bridge
 195Tue 1 Jan 1985League Division OneMU1 - 2Sheffield WednesdayOld Trafford
 196Sat 5 Jan 1985FA CupMU3 - 0BournemouthOld Trafford
 197Sat 12 Jan 1985League Division OneMU0 - 1Coventry CityOld Trafford
 198Sat 26 Jan 1985FA CupMU2 - 1Coventry CityOld Trafford
 199Sat 2 Feb 1985League Division OneMU2 - 0West Bromwich AlbionOld Trafford
 200Sat 9 Feb 1985League Division OneNewcastle United1 - 1MUSt James' Park
 201Fri 15 Feb 1985FA CupBlackburn Rovers0 - 2MUEwood Park
 202Sat 23 Feb 1985League Division OneArsenal0 - 1MUHighbury
 203Sat 2 Mar 1985League Division OneMU1 - 1EvertonOld Trafford
 204Wed 6 Mar 1985UEFA CupMU1 - 0VideotonOld Trafford
 205Sat 9 Mar 1985FA CupMU4 - 2West Ham UnitedOld Trafford
 206Tue 12 Mar 1985League Division OneTottenham Hotspur1 - 2MUWhite Hart Lane
 207Fri 15 Mar 1985League Division OneWest Ham United2 - 2MUUpton Park
 208Wed 20 Mar 1985UEFA CupVideoton1 - 0MUSostoi Stadion
 209Sat 23 Mar 1985League Division OneMU4 - 0Aston VillaOld Trafford
 210Sun 31 Mar 1985League Division OneLiverpool0 - 1MUAnfield
 211Wed 3 Apr 1985League Division OneMU2 - 1Leicester CityOld Trafford
 212Sat 6 Apr 1985League Division OneMU5 - 0Stoke CityOld Trafford
 213Tue 9 Apr 1985League Division OneSheffield Wednesday1 - 0MUHillsborough
 214Sat 13 Apr 1985FA CupMU *2 - 2LiverpoolGoodison Park
 215Wed 17 Apr 1985FA CupMU *2 - 1LiverpoolMaine Road
 216Sun 21 Apr 1985League Division OneLuton Town2 - 1MUKenilworth Road
 217Wed 24 Apr 1985League Division OneMU0 - 0SouthamptonOld Trafford
 218Sat 27 Apr 1985League Division OneMU2 - 2SunderlandOld Trafford
 219Sat 4 May 1985League Division OneNorwich City0 - 1MUCarrow Road
 220Mon 6 May 1985League Division OneMU2 - 0Nottingham ForestOld Trafford
 221Sat 11 May 1985League Division OneQueens Park Rangers1 - 3MULoftus Road
 222Mon 13 May 1985League Division OneWatford5 - 1MUVicarage Road
 223Sat 18 May 1985FA CupMU *1 - 0EvertonWembley
 224Sat 10 Aug 1985FA Charity ShieldMU *0 - 2EvertonWembley
 225Sat 17 Aug 1985League Division OneMU4 - 0Aston VillaOld Trafford
 226Tue 20 Aug 1985League Division OneIpswich Town0 - 1MUPortman Road
 227Sat 24 Aug 1985League Division OneArsenal1 - 2MUHighbury
 228Mon 26 Aug 1985League Division OneMU2 - 0West Ham UnitedOld Trafford
 229Sat 31 Aug 1985League Division OneNottingham Forest1 - 3MUCity Ground
 230Wed 4 Sep 1985League Division OneMU3 - 0Newcastle UnitedOld Trafford
 231Sat 7 Sep 1985League Division OneMU3 - 0Oxford UnitedOld Trafford
 232Sat 14 Sep 1985League Division OneManchester City0 - 3MUMaine Road
 233Sat 21 Sep 1985League Division OneWest Bromwich Albion1 - 5MUThe Hawthorns
 234Tue 24 Sep 1985League CupCrystal Palace0 - 1MUSelhurst Park
 235Sat 28 Sep 1985League Division OneMU1 - 0SouthamptonOld Trafford
 236Sat 5 Oct 1985League Division OneLuton Town1 - 1MUKenilworth Road
 237Wed 9 Oct 1985League CupMU1 - 0Crystal PalaceOld Trafford
 238Sat 12 Oct 1985League Division OneMU2 - 0Queens Park RangersOld Trafford
 239Sat 19 Oct 1985League Division OneMU1 - 1LiverpoolOld Trafford
 240Sat 26 Oct 1985League Division OneChelsea1 - 2MUStamford Bridge
 241Tue 29 Oct 1985League CupMU1 - 0West Ham UnitedOld Trafford
 242Sat 2 Nov 1985League Division OneMU2 - 0Coventry CityOld Trafford
 243Sat 9 Nov 1985League Division OneSheffield Wednesday1 - 0MUHillsborough
 244Sat 16 Nov 1985League Division OneMU0 - 0Tottenham HotspurOld Trafford
 245Sat 23 Nov 1985League Division OneLeicester City3 - 0MUFilbert Street
 246Tue 26 Nov 1985League CupLiverpool2 - 1MUAnfield
 247Sat 30 Nov 1985League Division OneMU1 - 1WatfordOld Trafford
 248Sat 7 Dec 1985League Division OneMU1 - 0Ipswich TownOld Trafford
 249Sat 14 Dec 1985League Division OneAston Villa1 - 3MUVilla Park
 250Sat 21 Dec 1985League Division OneMU0 - 1ArsenalOld Trafford
 251Thu 26 Dec 1985League Division OneEverton3 - 1MUGoodison Park
 252Wed 1 Jan 1986League Division OneMU1 - 0Birmingham CityOld Trafford
 253Thu 9 Jan 1986FA CupMU2 - 0RochdaleOld Trafford
 254Sat 11 Jan 1986League Division OneOxford United1 - 3MUManor Ground
 255Sat 18 Jan 1986League Division OneMU2 - 3Nottingham ForestOld Trafford
 256Sat 25 Jan 1986FA CupSunderland0 - 0MURoker Park
 257Wed 29 Jan 1986FA CupMU3 - 0SunderlandOld Trafford
 258Sun 2 Feb 1986League Division OneWest Ham United2 - 1MUUpton Park
 259Sun 9 Feb 1986League Division OneLiverpool1 - 1MUAnfield
 260Sat 22 Feb 1986League Division OneMU3 - 0West Bromwich AlbionOld Trafford
 261Sat 1 Mar 1986League Division OneSouthampton1 - 0MUThe Dell
 262Wed 5 Mar 1986FA CupWest Ham United1 - 1MUUpton Park
 263Sun 9 Mar 1986FA CupMU0 - 2West Ham UnitedOld Trafford
 264Sat 15 Mar 1986League Division OneQueens Park Rangers1 - 0MULoftus Road
 265Wed 19 Mar 1986League Division OneMU2 - 0Luton TownOld Trafford
 266Sat 22 Mar 1986League Division OneMU2 - 2Manchester CityOld Trafford
 267Sat 29 Mar 1986League Division OneBirmingham City1 - 1MUSt Andrews
 268Mon 31 Mar 1986League Division OneMU0 - 0EvertonOld Trafford
 269Sat 5 Apr 1986League Division OneCoventry City1 - 3MUHighfield Road
 270Wed 9 Apr 1986League Division OneMU1 - 2ChelseaOld Trafford
 271Sun 13 Apr 1986League Division OneMU0 - 2Sheffield WednesdayOld Trafford
 272Wed 16 Apr 1986League Division OneNewcastle United2 - 4MUSt James' Park
 273Sat 19 Apr 1986League Division OneTottenham Hotspur0 - 0MUWhite Hart Lane
 274Sat 26 Apr 1986League Division OneMU4 - 0Leicester CityOld Trafford
 275Sat 3 May 1986League Division OneWatford1 - 1MUVicarage Road
 276Sat 23 Aug 1986League Division OneArsenal1 - 0MUHighbury
 277Mon 25 Aug 1986League Division OneMU2 - 3West Ham UnitedOld Trafford
 278Sat 30 Aug 1986League Division OneMU0 - 1Charlton AthleticOld Trafford
 279Sat 6 Sep 1986League Division OneLeicester City1 - 1MUFilbert Street
 280Sat 13 Sep 1986League Division OneMU5 - 1SouthamptonOld Trafford
 281Tue 16 Sep 1986League Division OneWatford1 - 0MUVicarage Road
 282Sun 21 Sep 1986League Division OneEverton3 - 1MUGoodison Park
 283Wed 24 Sep 1986League CupMU2 - 0Port ValeOld Trafford
 284Sun 28 Sep 1986League Division OneMU0 - 1ChelseaOld Trafford
 285Sat 4 Oct 1986League Division OneNottingham Forest1 - 1MUCity Ground
 286Tue 7 Oct 1986League CupPort Vale2 - 5MUVale Park
 287Sat 11 Oct 1986League Division OneMU3 - 1Sheffield WednesdayOld Trafford
 288Sat 18 Oct 1986League Division OneMU1 - 0Luton TownOld Trafford
 289Sat 25 Oct 1986League Division OneManchester City1 - 1MUMaine Road
 290Wed 29 Oct 1986League CupMU0 - 0SouthamptonOld Trafford
 291Sat 1 Nov 1986League Division OneMU1 - 1Coventry CityOld Trafford
 292Tue 4 Nov 1986League CupSouthampton4 - 1MUThe Dell
About Man Utd - TipIn the matches table above, where MU * (or NH *) appears in the home team column, it indicates a match played at a neutral venue.

Manager profile

Ron Atkinson won exactly half his games in charge of Manchester United, and that was better than most. But after five years, he hadn’t delivered the League championship and that prompted the club to look elsewhere.

Atkinson was a completely different character to his predecessor, Dave Sexton. He was easy-going and extrovert, he enjoyed conversation and could tell a good joke. In comparison with Sexton, he sparkled (literally, in fact, with his large collection of rings and bangles). Atkinson was born in Liverpool and grew up in the midlands. During his playing days he was a wing-half with Oxford United. His first management position was with Kettering Town, after which he managed Cambridge United and West Bromwich Albion. West Brom had a good season in 1980-1981, and that brought Atkinson to the notice of the Manchester United Board. He was appointed in readiness for the 1981-1982 season. Atkinson did well in each of his five seasons at Old Trafford. In the League he never finished outside the top four. In 1982-1983, he won the FA Cup and appeared in the final of the League Cup. In 1983-1984, he reached the semi-finals of the European Cup Winners Cup, a run that included a marvellous 3-0 quarter-final second-leg victory over Barcelona. In 1984-1985, he won the FA Cup again. Then, in 1985-1986, the team won its first ten League matches, but was unable to maintain the good start.

Atkinson was responsible for bringing to Manchester United one of its greatest ever players. Bryan Robson signed from West Bromwich Albion in October 1981 for a then record fee of £1.5m. Among others bought by Atkinson were Frank Stapleton, Paul McGrath, Arnold Muhren and Gordon Strachan. There were good players at the club and, on their day, they could play good football, but they lacked consistency and depended too much on Bryan Robson. When Robson was injured, the team often struggled. There was also a suspicion of cliques in the club during Atkinson’s tenure. The manager had his own inner-circle and among the players there was a drinking circle too. Meanwhile, Liverpool kept winning the championship and that was the trophy coveted most by both Board and supporters. At the end of the 1985-1986 season, Atkinson felt he had taken the club as far as he could, and offered his resignation. He was initially persuaded to stay, but a poor start to the following season made his departure inevitable. In November 1986 Ron Atkinson was replaced by Alex Ferguson, and a new era began.

About Man Utd - TipThe tables below cover Ron Atkinson's 292 matches in charge.

No. of matches

Man Utd
 1140Matt Busby(1946 - 1971)
 370Ernest Mangnall(1903 - 1912)
 292Ron Atkinson(1981 - 1986)
 278Alf Albut(1892 - 1900)
 235Scott Duncan(1932 - 1937)
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About Man Utd - TipComparison with leading manager: Alex Ferguson

Win percentage

Man Utd
 54.1%Ernest Mangnall(1903 - 1912)
 50.5%Matt Busby(1946 - 1971)
 50.0%Ron Atkinson(1981 - 1986)
 50.0%T J Wallworth(1912 - 1912)
 46.9%Tommy Docherty(1972 - 1977)
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