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

The Season in brief

The anticipated clear-out failed to materialise during the summer; Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Romelu Lukaku were the most senior players leaving the club with Dan James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire brought in. United spent a nett £75m. Both Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez were sent out on season-long loan deals.

A full review of the season will be uploaded in June 2020.

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 the legendary 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 was launched on July 12th, and worn for the first time the following day. Inspired by the mosaics in the city's Northern Quarter, the shirt was described ss "a fresh savannah-toned aesthetic and intricate patterned design". A black third kit, supposedly celebrating United's FA Cup triumph in 1909, was launched on August 16th.