original illustrations of the kits worn during the season
The Season in brief
United's victories over Arsenal, the F.A. Cup holders and Champions in four of the previous six seasons, and City at Old Trafford in the autumn of 1936 were the highlights of United's return to the First Division. The 'derby' was watched by a new club record crowd of 68,796.
Duncan had made few changes to the team that had won, but not dominated, the Second Division. Jack Hall, who had refused United's terms preferring to stay in the Second Division with Spurs, was replaced in goal by Roy John from Sheffield United and Bill Roughton, from Huddersfield, took over at left back.
United struggled for most of the season, seldom out of the bottom two after a 6-2 defeat at Grimsby in December. Duncan spent well over £10,000 to bring in Ernie Thompson, Henry Baird, Billy Wrigglesworth and Willie Gladwin, but too no great effect.
United eventually finished 21st, two points adrift of Leeds United who they had failed to beat at Old Trafford, the game ending 0-0, in early April.
Looking to the future, United had made a profit of £10,486 and their Colt side included several talented teenagers, notably Sammy Lynn, Stan Pearson, Johnny Carey and Charlie Mitten.
The sides' change kit featured black shorts. The home kit remained unchanged.