the definitive illustrated guide to all Newton Heath and Manchester United kits since 1878

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The Kits

United Kits

Each season since United's formation in 1878 has its own page with illustrations of all the kits worn that year both by the outfield players and the goalkeepers.

We have also added a zoom feature for many of the kits.

Since 1971/72 we have listed the kits worn in individual games and from 1982/833 the kits worn in pre-season.

We have been unable to identify every kit. The list of missing kitscan be viewed or downloaded.

Testimonial Kits

United Testimonial Kits

The kits worn in post-war testimonial games at Old Trafford. The kits are grouped together in periods rather than by season.

Miscellaneous Kis

United Miscellaneous Kits

The kits that cannot be easily classified can be found here.

Kits History

A series of articles detailing aspects of the history of United's kits.

As well as a history of United's kits, there are articles on the kit manufacturer's and club sponsors. We have also included a comprehensive history of the club badge with images taken from player issued shirts.



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Latest News and site updates

April 28th 2016

Many of the unidentified friendly kits have now been identified! Many thanks to contributor Karl Ladley who diligently went through the list of missing kits and provided evidence for most of them. We have updated the list of kits that we are still missing. Please contact us if you can help.

April 22nd 2016

We have added a host of kits worn in friendly games between 1983 and 2002, thanks to some hard work from Daniel.

However we have been uable to identify all the kits worn in the friendly games played by United in this period and would like your help. The games that we are missing can be downloaded here. If you have know which kit was worn by United in any of these games we would be grateful if you get in touch.

We have included the testimonial games for David Sadler, Jimmy Rimmer and Wilf McGuiness, although we have been unable to confirm United's kits in the games at Preston and Swansea. Again please contact us if you can help.

April 4th 2016

Following an email from Jimmy Barrie, an Admiral shirt collector, we feel it is important to emphasise that unitedkits NEVER endorse the authenticity of United shirts being sold on eBay or similiar websites. If a seller is referencing this site in an advert, it is being done without or knowledge or approval.

March 28th 2106

Thanks to mufcshirts we haveadded the four missing badges to the article on the club badge worn in Cup Finals and other commemorative games.

March 13th 2016

We have found evidence that Newton Heath's first kit was a white shirt with blue cord, which was probably to distinguish team mates from the opposition and worn either as a sash or as a belt. The club colours were listed in the 'Sportsman's Year-book' of 1880 and 1881.

This follows our earlier discovery that the first kit worn by United's Reserves in 1902 was green and white striped shirts.

We are currently researching the period between 1881-1887 for evidence of the colours worn by Newton Heath.

March 10th 2016

We have added links to our Facebook page and Twitter account.

March 3rd 2106

We have now successfully moved to our new server and uploaded all of the refreshed, re-designed pages.

Over the coming week look out for a major announcement on the very first kit worn by Newton Heath in 1879 as well as additions to the pre-season kits and minor adjustments to the kits already listed.

February 26th 2016

All the seasons have now been updated and with the exception of the goalkeeper kits for 2006-2013, all of the kit images have been uploaded. The goalkeeper kits will be added once we have moved to the new server.

February 23rd 2016

The work on the site redesign is progressing well and in preparation for the move to our new server all of the old season pages have been replaced. We have not yet uploaded all of the kit images so please bear with us. The last few seasons from 1999-2014 should be completed by the end of March.

February 12th 2016

Our work to refresh existing pages to a more mobile-friendly design is continuing, and we have uploaded the early Newton Heath kits (1879-1893) this morning. They can now be found under 'The Kits' tab at the top of each page. We are now working on the early United kits (1902-1914) and will include several new goalkeeper kits found by Daniel.

Previous updates in our archive...

Read the previous news updates in our archive.

Worn by United

in the FA Cup Final against Crystal Palace


Manchester United Match2Match

Paul is the author of a series of books on United's history which can be bought at


Each book covers a single season with first team results, match reports, player profiles. There are also weekly league tables as well as the results from other games and details of the Reserve and Junior team matches.

Contacting untedkits

We rely on contributions to maintain the acuracy of the site. If you have discovered a kit that we do not feature on the site, or believe we may have made a mistake, please contact us and if possible attach a photograph of the kit.

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