Manchester United play their home games in red shirts. This is where their nickname the ‘red devils’ originates from. They used to wear green & yellow halves when they were Newton Heath. The green & yellow strip had a revival in the 90s as the away strip in memory of the club’s origins.
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Manchester United 23/24 Home Kit
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) June 27, 2023
Manchester United’s home shirt for the 2023/24 was made by adidas and utilised a particular ‘Team Collage Red’ for the traditional primary colour. The main feature design though was the repeating geometric pattern of the Lancashire Rose, with the cuts and angles of the lines further invoking thoughts of the Trafford Road Bridge. Black accents coursed through the template shoulder stripes and collar, which further had tippings in red, white and black micro-striping.
2022/23 Manchester United Home Shirt
The Red Devils sported their known colour identity using a dark shade on their 2022/23 home shirt. The main design element was a set of interconnected and striped right triangles positioned along the edge of the buttoned white polo collar. While not done for the first time, the club symbol sat atop a shield crest underlay, a refreshing touch for the logo placement. Subtle embossed pinstripes across the front and black shoulder stripes completed the look of the adidas jersey.
2021/22 Manchester United Home Shirt
The Red Devils kept it plain and simple for their adidas 2021-22 home shirt. The clean look of the jersey was interrupted only by the stakeholders’ logos and subtle tonal stripes to highlight the ‘real red’ base colour, the same shade used for the home kit of the previous season. White accents came in from the adidas shoulder stripes, sleeve cuffs, and round collar to complement the base. The jersey was the first Manchester United home shirt under TeamViewer, the club’s new sponsor after Chevrolet.
2020/21 Manchester United Home Shirt
The adidas-produced 2020/21 Manchester United kit gave the Red Devils a familiar look as it was predominantly red. What was new in the home jerysey was the lightspeed print all over the shirt, appearing subtly as extremely thin micro horizontal stripes that went in black and yellow colours. The adidas influence was reflected by the three white stripes on each shoulder.
Men’s Manchester United Shirt
The team’s early home shirts were a combination of yellow and green with the occasional red and white shirt released. However, once the club was renamed as Manchester United, the shirts were solely red aside from the home shirts used between 1922 and 1927 that were white with red details. The rest of the 20th and 21st century saw United deploy the red shirt with white shorts. One of the most recognisable Manchester United home shits was the one used in 1999 where the club won the treble winning the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.
In 1982, the first sponsor was placed on the famous red shirt in the form of Sharp electronics company who remained present for 18 years until 2000 when they were replaced by Vodafone. 2006 saw the team sponsored by AIG until AON placed their white worded logo on the front in 2010. Famous home kits include the 1907-1911 red home shirt in which the club won their first ever league and FA Cup title in 1908 and 1909. Other notable shirts include the 1998-99 red home shirt sponsored by Sharp Electronics which saw the club win the treble for the first time in their history and the 1967-68 shirt worn by United legend Sir Bobby Charlton in the clubs first ever European Championship title.
Manchester United Goalkeeper Shirts
Manchester United goalkeepers shirts have predominnatly been green or blue with the odd yellow or white kit also. The earliest goalkeeper shirts which may have been worn by the likes of Harry Moger and Jimmy Borad were scarlet, white or royal blue in the 1909/10 season. Royal Green became the dominant colour chosen by many English clubs after that.
Notable goalkeeper shirts were in the early 90s where new designs and styles shaped the era of football shirts. Peter Schmeichel arguably the club’s best ever goalkeeper was also known for wearing the unique designs in that era of goalkeeping shirts. Currently green, blue and yellow are the dominant colours produced by their kit manufacturer.
Children’s Manchester United Kit
Since producing replica kits the club have manufactured youth shirts to suit the young fans of the club. The most popular shirts worn by kids in the past 20 seasons include David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United’s academy have a strong history of producing talents such as David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and many more. Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Bill Foulkes also began their careers at the club. Foreign players who played through the academy include Gerard Pique, Mark Hughes, Giuseppe Rossi and Robbie Savage.
History of the Club & Shirt
Manchester United were formed as Newton Heath LYR F.C. In 1878, as the works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath. They became Manchester United in 1902 and play their home games at Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, From the 2013-14 up to 2020-21 season their shirts were officially sponsored by Chevrolet. TeamViewer takes over from Chevrolet starting in the 2021-22 season.
United have had many famous players wear their shirts a few of these are: in the fifties & sixties, George Best, Bobby Charlton, Denis Law and Nobby Stiles; in the seventies & eighties, Norman Whiteside, Lou Macari, Alex Stepney, Gordon Strachan, Ray Wilkins and Steve Coppell; and the nineties with Mark Hughes, Bryan Robson, Paul Ince, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, Peter Schmeichel and Roy Keane. The 2000s and 2010s brought Van Nistelrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, and Robin van Persie. Modern stars include Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, and Raphael Varane.