Five signs you might be a United kit geek
Here at the Manchester United Museum we love a kit. We know their history, we’ve all got a good story about our favourite, and we believe there’s a special aura around our shirts.
But what about you? Reckon you’re on our kit geek level? We’ve got five signs you just might be:
1. You took matters into your own hands and customised a kit
Way back when, you had to pay per letter to get a player’s name on the back of your shirt. If David May sadly wasn’t your number one choice, perhaps you went all arts and crafts to get the right United star emblazoned on the back of your prized possession. In the past, if your pocket money had dried up, you could always cut out and iron on the lettering yourself.
Whether it’s a suitcase under the bed, a box in the attic or a carefully curated display (just us?) your collection of shirts is something to behold. Each one comes with a memory, a favourite goal and a lot of reasons why you can’t part with it.
You know why your favourite is the best shirt United have ever had and you’re prepared to argue the point with anyone who will listen. You know where to go to chat shirts and woe betide anyone who disagrees that our 1984/85 blue kit is a stone-cold classic.
You can date a picture just by looking at the kit and you’d probably be able to tell us what the away strip looked like that season. You associate players with certain shirts and can even match socks and shorts to vintage kits - but you probably won’t wear them all together…
5. You can’t wait for the new kit to launch
When it comes to kit announcements, you’re a regular Sherlock Holmes, sleuthing online for any mention of how your new favourite might look. When the kit finally drops, it’s like Christmas. In fact, you’re probably wearing a United shirt as you read this.