United finished the league season in fourth place, missing out on European football for the first time in fifteen years. In a season which saw Christian Dailly and Duncan Ferguson make their débuts, United made it to the semi-finals of the League Cup and the Scottish Cup Final, where they lost 4–3 to Motherwell in extra time.
Only one player, Gijs Steinmann, was signed during the season and he was the only departure at the end of the campaign.
|Home colours||Away colours|
||Qualification or relegation
|3||Celtic||36||17||7||12||52||38||+14||58||1991–92 UEFA Cup First round|
|5||Heart of Midlothian||36||14||7||15||48||55||−7||49|
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