| Semi-finals|| Quarter-finals|
| Jim McLean (until 14 October 2000)
Doug Smith (from 17 October 2000)|
Paul Sturrock (until 7 August 2000)
Alex Smith (from 8 August 2000 as caretaker)
Alex Smith (from 30 August 2000)
W:9 D:8 L:21 F:38 A:63 P:35
League: Derek Lilley (6)
All: Derek Lilley (7)
The 2000–01 season was the 92nd year of football played by Dundee United, and covers the period from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001. United finished in eleventh place in the Scottish Premier League, in the first year of the league split, forced by the expansion to twelve teams.
United were knocked out of both domestic cup competitions by the Old Firm - to Rangers in the CIS Insurance Cup quarter-finals and to eventual winners Celtic in the Tennent's Scottish Cup semi-finals.
2000–01 Dundee United F.C. season Wikipedia
Dundee United played a total of 46 competitive matches during the 2000–01 season. The team finished eleventh in the Scottish Premier League.
In the cup competitions, United were knocked out of the CIS Cup at the semi-finals stage, losing to Rangers. Celtic knocked United out of the Tennent's Scottish Cup at the semi-final stage. Both matches finished 1–0.
All results are written with Dundee United's score first.
United beat Airdrieonians 4-3 on penalties
During the 2000–01 season, United used 41 different players, with a further two named as substitutes who did not make an appearance on the pitch. The table below shows the number of appearances and goals scored by each player.
The jerseys were sponsored for a fifth season by Telewest. The away kit sometimes used the home shorts and socks.Of Derek Lilley's six league goals, only one - in the 3–1 defeat at Dunfermline - failed to achieve points for United.
Scottish Premier League Manager of the Month: 2