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Manchester United kits from the past 25 years

Manchester United kits

As Manchester United prepare to unveil their new Adidas kit at midnight on Friday, we take a look back at some of their most memorable shirts from the past 25 years.

From red home tops to multi-coloured away outfits and a grey number better best forgotten - what are your favourites in this collection? 


LONDON - AUGUST 18:  Manchester United player Paul Ince in action during the 1990 FA Charity Shield v Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 18, 1990
Here's Paul Ince in action in the 1990 FA Charity Shield against Liverpool, wearing a classic red United home kit.
31 Nov 1991:  Ryan Giggs of Manchester United in action during a Barclays League Division One match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in London. Manc
Before the Premier League there was this. Here, a young Ryan Giggs sports a 1991/92 Adidas away kit which looks more like a magic eye puzzle than a football strip.
MANCHESTER - OCTOBER 05 1991:  Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel in action during a League match v Liverpool at Old Trafford
Spare a thought for Peter Schmeichel, who was kitted out in all kinds of garish garb in the early 90s. Here's the shot-stopper in October 1991.
1993:  Eric Cantona of Manchester United shields the ball from Brian Gayle of Sheffield United during an FA Carling Premiership match at Old Trafford in Ma
King Eric sports a smart home shirt in 1993 - complete with lace-up collar.  

Jan 1995:  Mark Hughes of Manchester United in action during an FA Carling Premiership match against Liverpool at Anfield in Liverpool, England.

In 1992 Umbro came up with a blue strip complete with what looks to be doodles on the shirt and small badge on the waistband of the shorts - as modelled by Mark Hughes.

14 Aug 1994:  Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel celebrates during the FA Charity Shield match against Blackburn Rovers at Wembley Stadium in Lo
Lime green, blue and red and black triangles - standard fare for a goalkeeper jersey in 1994.
28 Aug 1993:  Eric Cantona of Manchester United pauses for breath during the Football Association Carling Premiership match against Southampton at The Dell
Cantona looks suave in United's all-black away strip in August 1993.
Gary Pallister dons the memorable green and gold third kit, which paid tribute to the colours of Newton Heath, the club from which modern day United emerged.


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19 Aug 1995:  David Beckham of Manchester United in action against  Aston Villa in the FA Carling Premiership at Villa Park, Birmingham. Aston Villa won 3-
United's infamous grey kit of 1995/96 led Alex Ferguson to insist his team changed strips at half-time during a defeat at Southampton. The boss believed his players couldn't pick each other out against the crowd and, after four defeats and one draw, the kit was never worn again.
25 Jan 1997:  Karel Poborsky of Manchester United in action during the FA cup fourth round tie between Manchester United and Wimbledon at Old Traford in Ma
Chequered arms were the order of the day at Old Trafford in 1997 when Karel Poborsky and co were in action.
5 Nov 1997:  Teddy Sheringham of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Champions League match against Feyenoord at the De Kuip Stadium in Rotterdam,
Teddy Sheringham and Manchester United donned a blue, black and white baggy top in 1997/98...
29 Apr 2000:  Teddy Sheringham of Manchester United in action during the FA Carling Premiership match against Watford at Vicarage Road in London.  Manchest
...and the kit had gone super size by 1999/2000.


It was all white for United on their travels in 2000/01, as Vodafone took over from long-standing sponsor Sharp.
Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrates scoring his first goal against Charlton Athletic 03/05/2003
Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrates in the smart round-neck Nike home kit of 2002/03.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17 2005: Ji-Sung Park of Manchester United clashes with Mark Delaney of Aston Villa
Blue was the colour for United on their travels in 2005/06.
MANCHESTER - MARCH 21 2010: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United clashes with Jamie Carragher of Liverpool during the FA Barclays Premier League match
A black strip appeared on the chest of the 2009/10 home strip.


Javier Hernandez at Boleyn Ground on April 2, 2011 in London, England.
Javier Hernandez shows off his red-shouldered away kit in 2010/11.
Ashley Young, Manchester United v Ajax at Amsterdam Arena on February 16, 2012 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Ashley Young enjoys a purple patch in his matching top against Ajax in February 2012.
Rafael Manchester United at Old Trafford on March 10, 2013 in Manchester, England.
The chequered pattern of the late 90s returned in 2012/13 - this time across the whole of the home shirt of Rafael Da Silva.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28 2013:  Robin van Persie of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and United
Robin van Persie returned to Arsenal in United's white away kit in April 2013, with red piping detailing his sleeves and rounded collar.

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