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 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.

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

February 9th 2017

Many thanks to Sean Kelly for providing details of some of the kits worn by United that we were missing from the 1970s and 1980s. Cheers mate.

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.

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.

Previous updates in our archive...

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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 thee books, including how to buy them, can be found at

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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