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 kits can 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

May 16th 2019

United's 2019/20 home kit was launched this morning. It will be worn in the Legends' Treble Reunion game at the end of the month.

Have a great summer, and we will back in late July with details of all United's new kits for the 2019/20 season.

March 10th 2019

Sean Moran has identified a new variant of the Admiral change kit worn in the pre-season friendly against Red Star in August 1976. We have added this kit and also some fascinating information discovered by Daniel on the launch of the change and third replica kits in 2003/04.

March 9th 2019

Thanks to Sean Moran we have added several kits worn in friendly matches during 1978/79, 1982/83 and 1983/84. The missing kits list has been updated. Daniel also spotted Mason Greenwood wearing a variant third change shirt at PSG on Wednesday, which has also been added.

February 7th 2018

We have now moved servers and all pages on the site should be available to view. If you experience any broken links or missing pages please conact us.

February 2nd 2019

We have raised the £200 we needed to cover the costs of hosting this site for the next three years. Many, many thanks to all those who donated so generously and who have helped keep on line.

January 27th 2019

We have launched an appeal to raise £200 to cover the costs of hosting this site for the next three years. Please donate if you are able and help keep on line.

December 1st 2018

Daniel has researched the wearing of tracksuit bottoms by Peter Scmeichel & Raimond van der Gouw in 1996/97. Five new images have been added to that season's kit page.

September 28th 2018

We have amended the black and white hooped shirts worn as a change/third kit between 1936-1945 after Charbel Boujaude sent us a match report from the Reserves game against Burnley in December 1937. The shirt worn in that game was described as black and gray hoops, although it may be that the dye had run.

September 20th 2018

The Admiral kits 1975-1980 and the first seasons of the adidas kits (1980-1982) have all been updated after Daniel's extensive research into this period. The shirt backs have also been updated.

We have also updated this season's Champions' League kits with information supplied by Denis Hurley.

September 4th 2018

We have uploaded all of the new kits for 2018/19 including the shirt backs. This season's nominted player is Academy graduate Jesse Lingard.

August 25th 2018

The 2018/19 season has been updated with the new outfield home and third kits and all three goalkeeper kits. We will be adding the shirt backs shortly. All of the pre-season kits are also included.


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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

Contacting untedkits

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