the definitive illustrated guide to all Newton Heath and Manchester United kits since 1878
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 listed the kits worn in individual games and in pre-season from 1971/72 onwards.
There are, unfortunately, several games in which we have yet to be able to identify United's kit. The list of missing kitscan be viewed or downloaded.
The kits worn in post-war testimonial games at Old Trafford. The kits are grouped together in periods rather than by season.
The kits that cannot be easily classified can be found here.
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 27th 2017
After Iain McCartney contacted us with news that United had worn a black and white hooped shirt in the away game at Sheffield United on February 17th 1938, we have been researching the change kits worn around this time, and made some new discoveries.
From 1936/37, United's change kit, which we had assumed was red and white hoops, was in fact black and white hoops. United continued to wear this kit until after the Second World War. We have also found evidence that United wore white shirts with black shorts at Anfield in March 1937, and a blue shirt with white shorts at Barnsley in January 1938. We had previously believed this kit was first worn at Highbury in April 1939. It became the default change kit after the War.
All the new kits have been uploaded to the respective season pages, and we have also modified the outfield player's shirt backs from 1922 through to 1946.
January 20th 2017
The missing outfield change shirt backs for the period 1910-1922 have been added to the site.
January 19th 2017
Happy New Year to all! We have updated the graphics on most of the Newton Heath kits, and added the new shirt backs for those that we were missing.
December 26th 2016
Many thanks to Charbel Boujaoude for sending us a copy of an advert from 1887 that identifies a Nottingham sports outfitter as the supplier of Newton Heath's kits for that season. We have also been able to identify Umbro as the kit manufacturer of United's shirts from 1937/38 thanks to help from Tony Sealey. We have updated the Kit Manufacturers page with the latest information.
Incidentally, Charbel has recently published a new book (Red Tales) with twelve unknown stories from United's past. Details of the book can be found on Charbel's website..
December 24th 2016
Happy Christmas to United fans everywhere, and our best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017.
November 4th 2016
We have revised the kits for the current season, with Ander Herrera deservedly now the featured player.
Contributor Sean Moran has identified the kit worn by United in the pre-season friendly against Blackpool in August 1981. Visit the 1981/82 page.
October 31st 2016
Contributor Sean Moran has identified the kit worn by United in the pre-season friendly against Southampton at Aberdeen in August 1981. Visit the 1981/82 page.
August 3rd 2016
During the summer Daniel has been busy researching the kits worn by United in friendly games since 1971. All of the kits identified so far have been uploaded and the missing kits document updated. Thanks to Sean Moran who helped with this project.
We have also started to upload the new 2016/17 kits, starting with those worn in pre-season.. This task will be completed in the next couple of weeks.
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.
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Paul Nagel is the author of a series of books on United's history.
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.
Further details on thee books, including how to buy them, can be found at match2match.co.uk
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