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 kits can 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
June 22nd 2020
The latest kits worn by United, including in the practice games against West Brom, have been uploaded to the 2019/20 pages.
April 25th 2020
More excellent research by Yves Paemen has uncovered the kit worn by United in the pre-season friendly against Eik Tønsberg in August 1981. A full list of the kits we have been unable to identify can be seen here.
April 13th 2020
Yves Paemen sent us a photo of the original Admiral four-striped change kit with the club badge mounted on a red disc. Daniel has researched the use of this shirt, and we have updated the 1975/76 and 1976/77 seasons.
April 12th 2020
Bored during the lockdown? Daniel has started a new kit-inspired blog, Kitted Off.
March 4th 2020
Tony Sealey, the Spurs' kit historian, has sent us a match report from United's game against Sheffield United in March 1910 in which United wore blue and black striped shirts. This is the first recorded instance we have discovered of the club having a 'third' kit.
December 24th 2019
Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year to all our viewers and United fans everywhere.
December 9th 2019
Thanks to a photo sent to us by Athanasios Papathanasiou, we now know that the 1976/77 blue third shirt with red trim was not worn at Southampton as we had believed.
December 7th 2019
On a visit to the National Football Museum, Dermot McCarthy spotted United's blue shirt with red trim on display. The shirt was only worn twice that season, with a blue trimmed shirt worn once. We have updated the 1976/77 season with this new information.
September 19th 2019
We have discovered that Newton Heath may have worn a blue and black striped shirt as a home kit during 1895/96. It is likely that this kit was later used as the change kit.
Charbel Boujaoude has also discovered that United wore a blue and white striped shirt in the FA Cup tie at Goodison in 1902/03. At the time, it was not uncommon for clubs to have a specific change kit for the FA Cup
September 18th 2019
We have discovered a possible new change kit worn by United at the beginning of the 1932/33 season in a reserve game at Liverpool. The shirt is described as chocolate and cream hoops!
August 12th 2019
The kit fronts for 2019/20 have been uploaded with the exception of the yet to be launched third kit. This season's nominated player is Marcus Rashford. We will upload the shirt backs in the coming few days.
August 7th 2019
We have started to add the kits worn by United in their pre-season friendlies.
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Manchester United Match2Match
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 these books, including how to buy them, can be found at match2match.co.uk
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