original illustrations of the kits worn during the season
Eleven players left Old Trafford in the summer, along with Jack Pullen, the trainer. He was replaced by Tom Curry, with Bill Inglis arriving as his assistant. George Mutch (£800 from Arbroath) and Tommy Jones (from The Wednesday) were Duncan's major signings.
Surprisingly given the side's close escape from relegation the previous season, United were involved in the promotion race for most of the campaign.
After a poor start, eight straight victories in the autumn catapulted the side into second place. By the end of January they remained in the pack of clubs chasing leaders Bolton and had drawn 0-0 in a fourth round Cup tie at Nott'm Forest.
Forest won the replay 3-0, destroying United's confidence, who were then beaten in each of next five League games. They finished the season in fifth place, their highest position under Duncan, who had been promised a £100 bonus for a top four finish!
Undoubtedly the great success had been George Mutch who led the scoring list with nineteen goals, comfortably ahead of Tommy Bamford, who managed eleven. With crowds averaging just below 23,000 and a profit of £4,490, the club were once again on the 'up'.
After the brief experiment wearing the hooped shirt as their home kit, the club reverted to their traditional solid red shirts. The maroon hooped shirt was retained as the club's change kit.
We have been able to determine that United's goalkeepers wore a heavy woolen green jersey.
Although we have been unable to discover any evidence from this season of United's goalkeeper change shirt, we believe, from earlier and later photographic evidence and given the limited colour options available under League regulayions, it was probably royal blue.