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

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.

February 26th 2018

Andrew Shortman has sent us the following link to a fascinating British Movietone film of United's visit to West Ham in the FA Cup on February 25th 1911. Footage from United's game at Burnley on December 6th 1902 can be seen in this YouTube clip.

February 25th 2018

We have uplooaded a new variant change kit worn at Blackpool during the 1955/56 season, identified by Paul English.

December 21st 2017

Happy Christmas and our best wishes for the New Year from all at unitedkits

November 21st 2017

We have updated the change kit from 1975/76 and 1976/77 with a black Admiral logo, rather than the red logo we had originally featured. Pavel Shalaev sent us photos from United's game at Anfield in November 1975 which shows the black logo. Further investigations suggest the red logo did not appear on the shirts until the 1977 Charity Shield game.


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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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