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 had originally used photographs as evidence for the kits on the site but removed them after we were forced to pay a substantial fee to Associated Sports Photography, who run the sporting-heroes.net website.
We had asked copyright holders to contact us if we had inadvertently infringed their copyright and would remove the images immediately. Unfortunately this was not sufficient for ASP who aggressively pursued their claim.
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United have announced a new ten year agreement with adidas from 2015/16.
Nike have announced they will not renew their contract to supply United's kit from the start of the 2015/16 season. We have added Tim's designs of the new 2014-15 home kit, Nike's last, to the site. Tim has also designed a new wallpaper featuring George Stacey's 1909 Cup Final shirt. The wallpaper can be downloaded for free here.
United have announced the new home kit for 2014/15. It will be available from July 16th and worn for the first time in the tour game against LA Galaxy on July 23rd.
We have completely revised the goalkeeper shirts from 1980 -1990 with new variants added and some minor corrections made. The shirts are now featured across three pages. We have also added a new variant of the Admiral third kit discovered by Tim, and a correction to the white shorts worn with the change kit in 2000/01 spotted by Daniel.
Our next major update will be the inclusion of United's 2014/15 kits.
Daniel has discovered two new goalkeeper variant kits worn on the pre-season tour of South East Asia in 2001/02. We have corrected the shirt numbers worn against Athinaikos in 1991/92 and in Korea in the 2009/10 pre-season friendly, as well as some minor errors.
We have added Tim's new banner design to the site. If you are a regular visitor please refresh the page to make sure you are viewing the most up-to-date pages.
We have added a link to a new website LoStadio Illustrations. Artist Neil Howard has several prints of classic United shirts for sale. Neil has also produced four stunning images of Old Trafford in 1962 for the latest volume of Paul's Match2Match series which covers the 1962/63 season and is to be published in June.
Charbel Boujaoude has uncovered a newspaper account of the public practice match in August 1897 that confirms Newton Heath's change kit.
We will keep the site updated with news over the coming months but it's time for a break. Enjoy the summer.
We have added a new kit variant identified by Daniel from 1958/59 - it was worn in the friendly against Fejenoord. The 1960/61 season has also been updated and now includes the kit worn against Real Madrid.
Mark Hutton has sent a plausible suggestion for the Admiiral change shirt with red stripes.
Denis Hurley has contacted us regarding the shirt worn in the second half against Arsenal in 1999/2000 - apparently the shirt was numbered but did not have Bosnich's name on it. We have updated the goalkeeper kit page for 1999/2000.
With a project of this size we will make the occassional mistake or typo. If you see any please let us know so we can correct them. A couple of errors on the 2008/09 pages spotted by James Burke have been corrected, and the kit worn in the game at Porto added.
Read the previous weekly updates in our archive.
... United's new home kit which will be worn in the pre-season game against LA Galaxy.
Paul is the author of a series of books on United's history. So far the series covers the 1962/63, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70 and 1970/71 seasons and the books can be ordered from the publishers at match2match.co.uk. You can also subscribe to future editions of the series at the website.
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.