This site was originally conceived by Paul Nagel and Tim Ashmore and launched in October 2009. Since then Tommy Nielsen and Daniel Gellatley have joined the team.
Our research is on-going and we appreciate any contributions that help in our aim to provide the definitive online guide to United's kits. The site is constantly updated with information from a host of regular contributors.
This site is free and will always remain so. We do not accept advertising but we are willing to exchange links from sites with similar interests.
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All of the kits we feature have been extensively researched and we are confident of their authenticity.
Where we have been unable to find contemporary evidence we have made assumptions and these are noted in the text.
We originally used photographs as evidence for the kits we feature, but received a substantial demand from Associated Sports Photography, who run the sporting-heroes.net website, for the use of several images.
It was never our intention to infringe copyright and had asked copyright holders to contact us if we had inadvertently done so, and we would remove the images immediately. Unfortunately this was not sufficient for ASP who aggressively pursued their claim.
We appealed for donations to meet ASP's demand and are extremely grateful to all those who have donated - they have helped keep unitedkits.com on line.
We are still some way short of the total we have had to pay ASP so if you are able to make a donation, however small, we'd be very appreciative. Any donation will be help keep the site going.
As soon as the total has been reached we will remove the donate buttons.
The remaining graphics of the shirt numbers for the goalkeeper kits (1974-1992) have been added to the site. Daniel has worked hard to identify both the style of the shirt numbers as well as previously undiscovered kit variants.
We have been sent a couple of photos of a replica Admiral change shirt from the mid-Seventies by Tim Stevens. Rather than a black trim it is red! The shirt and Tim's story can be seen here. Meanwhile if you have any information on the replica shirt please contact us.
Daniel has also completed his research of the goalkeeper numbers worn between 1974-1992, and we are looking at including his new graphics for this period in the coming weeks.
Daniel has also discovered photographic evidence that the first adidas home kit (without the sleeve trim) was worn in a testimonial at Celtic Park in August 1980. As an experiment both teams included the players' names on the backs of their shirts for the very first time. See the 1980/81 page.
Daniel has researched the style of the shirt names/numbers on United's goalkeeper shirts since the inception of the Premier League in 1992/93. We will be adding Daniel's graphics of the keeper numbers over the next few weeks, but have already completed the seasons from 1992/93 to 1999/20000.
Unfortunately the lack of photographs of United's 'keepers pre 1992 may make it impossible for us to include the gaolkeeper shirt numbers prior to this date.
We have made slight alterations to the design to improve the display of this site on mobile devices. Most of the pages have been updated but the process is on-going. Please let us know if a particular page or section is difficult to view on your smart phone.
A happy New Year to all our readers. The kits and stats for the 2013/14 season have been updated.
Tim has designed a new wallpaper to mark United's 20th Championship and it is available as a free download.
Tim has also been talking with Mark Wylie at United's Museum and we have corrected our earlier update on United's kit worn in the first game at Old Trafford against Liverpool in 1909/10. United DID wear their normal home kit in this match.
Finally Sean Moran, quickly becoming our resident Seventies expert, has identified several more of the games which we had been missing United's kit, including new change kit variants from 1972/73 and 1979/80, as well as several corrections to our earlier identifications. He's also found a photo from Martin Buchan's testimonial that's allowed Daniel to have a stab at the shirt numbers for that game.
The server on which unitedkits is hosted was briefly turned off for routine maintainance. You may notice some pages are missing although we believe we have uploaded all of the pages 'lost' in the maintainance. Please contact us if a page is missing.
Sean Moran has been scouring YouTube for some of the missing kits from the Seventies. He's identified a new variant worn at Newcastle in 1971/72 as well as ending the mystery of United's all-green kit supposedly worn in John Whelan's testimonial in 1968.
Read the previous weekly updates in our archive.
... versus Crystal Palace on February 22nd in the Premier League. United won 2-0.
Paul is the author of a series of books on United's history. Each volume covers a single season and has comprehensive details of each game played by the first team, summary and line ups of the reserve and junior teams, key player profiles.
Four books have been published in the series so far, covering the 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70 and 1970/71 seasons. All four can be ordered from the publishers at match2match.co.uk
We can be contacted by email here. Please remember this site is run as a hobby and if you contact us please be patient, we will reply.
We also have a comments page in which you can leave any questions or post your comments on United's kits down the years.