United Remembrance shirts up for auction
Match-worn Manchester United shirts featuring Remembrance poppies are being auctioned by The Royal British Legion, as part of this year’s 100th anniversary since the end of the First World War.
The 24 shirts in the auction were all embroidered for the Reds’ Premier League fixture against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, which took place on Remembrance Sunday, 11 November.
The shirts, many of which were worn during the derby game, have been signed and are now available for purchase in an auction, with all proceeds going to the Legion.
The players whose shirts are in the auction are as follows: Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Matteo Darmian, David De Gea, Marouane Fellaini, Fred, Lee Grant, Ander Herrera, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof, Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Marcos Rojo, Sergio Romero, Alexis Sanchez, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young.
Fans can bid for the shirts on The Royal British Legion’s eBay page. The auction closes on Sunday 16 December.
Clubs in the Premier League have been supporting the Legion since 2012 and have so far raised more than £1.5 million for the charity.
The funds help offer support to men and women of the armed forces in many ways, including the provision of crisis grants, researching the long-lasting impact of blast injuries on the body, sport and art-based recovery programmes, and advising on benefits and money problems.
To find out more about The Royal British Legion shirt auction, visit www.premierleague.com/poppy.