Season 2019/20
original illustrations of the kits worn during the season

The Season in brief

United spent a nett £75m bringing in Dan James, Araon Wan-Bissaka an Harry Maguire, with Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Romelu Lukaku leaving the club. United were inconsistent throughout the autumn and early winter, although they reached the semi-final of the League Cup.

The arrival of Bruno Fernandes transformed United's fortunes. He made his début on February 1st and United remained unbeaten in their final 14 League games and finished third. They also reached the FA Cup semi-finals, where they were beaten by Chelsea.

The season was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, but was eventually re-stated in mid June. The Europa League began again in August with United wearing their new 2020/21 kits.

The new home kit was launced on May 16th and saw a welcome return to white shorts. A homage to the treble winning season, the replica shirt sleeves had 90+1 and 90+3 printed on the sleeves and the FA Cup Final date along the bottom. The home goalkeeper shirt was a tiger pattern featuring a dark purple two-tone design, inspired by the kits worn by Peter Schmeichel. They were worn in the Legend's Treble Reunion match on May 26th, and by United for the first time in the pre-season friendly against Leeds on July 17th.

The new change kit, inspired by the mosaics in the city's Northern Quarter, was launched on July 12th and the shirt was described as "a fresh savannah-toned aesthetic". A black third kit, supposedly celebrating United's FA Cup triumph in 1909, was launched on August 16th.