With retro football gear all the rage currently, Man United have seemingly hopped on the bandwagon following leaks of a re-release of their 1990 shirt.
This is not the first leak of United kits; their 2022/2023 shirt also appeared online recently. However, this stunning remake of one of the club’s best-looking shirts of all time will surely have fans excited.
A reminder of history
The re-released kit is a replica of the home shirt that the Old Trafford side wore in the final two seasons of the First Division. In this shirt, Man United had some famous victories.
Following English teams’ reinstatement to European competition, United went on an impressive run in the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Taking on Barcelona in the final, the Red Devils won 2-1 thanks to two goals from Mark Hughes.
In 1991/92, Man United took home two more trophies. United won the UEFA Super Cup at the start of the season, overcoming European Cup winners Red Star Belgrade. Then, in April, they beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 to win the League Cup for the first time.
This period was just a hint of the unprecedented success that Man United would achieve under manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Despite the lack of league titles, fans at the time will still have fond memories of some great players.
A midfield enforced by Paul Ince and captain Bryan Robson, a young Ryan Giggs, and striker Mark Hughes were just a few of the talents on display in the early 90s. in addition, 1991/92 was iconic goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel’s first season in Manchester.
Man United shirt leaked
Found by kit spies Footy Headlines, the re-released shirt retains most of the details that made the original such an iconic piece of football gear.
In a bright version of Man United’s red home colour, the 1990-92 home shirt comes with black trim plus maker Adidas’ three stripes over the shoulders and down the sleeves. The white collar has an overlapping connection with red and black detailing at the front. This detailing is retained on the shirt’s cuffs, which have a white base colour too.
Sticking strictly to the original, adidas utilise their traditional trefoil logo on the right side of the chest. Similarly, United’s badge is a retro style from the era rather than their current version. Electronics company Sharp has their brilliant logo emblazoned across the midriff to complete this beauty.
Adidas are also putting out the goalkeeper version in this re-release. A typical green, this long-sleeved number comes with black patches on the shoulders and elbows and a black collar.
As this was the 90s, the design is a bit outlandish. Over the green base, there are soundwave-like stripes in black and grey – a truly unique design.
Footy Headlines report that the shirts will go on sale for €110 – just over £90 in Queen’s English.
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