The greatest Manchester United kit you’ve forgotten all about

You don’t often see Manchester United players in blue.

In part, that’s because their home kit is – and always has been – red, and also because noisy neighbours City tend to take ownership of the colour blue.

But United’s third kit between 1994 and 1996 was this blue-and-white beauty.


This kit should go down as one of the club’s greatest, but you barely ever see them, and it’s been largely forgotten.

United wore it against Crystal Palace in the 1994-95 FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park. Denis Irwin and Gary Pallister scored, but Palace did enough to force a replay, which United won 2-0 despite Roy Keane being sent off.

Another reason it should be famous is because of another United kit. On an ill-fated trip to Southampton in the 1995-96 season, United started the game in their notorious grey away strip and were down 3-0 at half-time.


Ferguson, who later claimed his players were struggling to pick one another out in the grey kit, made the decision to change the kit at the break to their much-more tasteful “Sheffield Wednesday” strip. United won the second half 1-0, at least.

Whatever you remember this kit for, or even if you don’t remember it at all, it’s still a beauty.

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