Who does this classic United kit remind you of?

Wednesday 08 July 2020 13:12

Which player comes to mind when you see the classic Manchester United home kit shown above?

To celebrate the retro shirt’s release via United Direct, we asked that question to followers of our official Facebook page and a nostalgic debate has opened up.

Over 4,000 Reds have commented on the post so far, discussing their favourite memories of the shirt being worn in action and the iconic Reds who spring to mind. It’s a topic that every United fan of a certain age will enjoy!

So, which players jump out to you? Cast your vote in our poll (based on the stand-out answers) and read the online responses…


Daz Costello: “I see Steve Bruce's header and him lifting our first league title with Robbo at Old Trafford after beating Blackburn 3-1, with Pally bagging a free-kick in the last minute, meaning everyone had scored that season too.”

David Reid: “Steve Bruce, the captain, with the headed winner vs Sheffield Wednesday. That was an iconic moment.”

Ricky Roberts: “Steve Bruce is the first person to mind. With the league trophy in hand wearing that red-and-white truckers cap. What a team we had back then.”

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Marshall Florvil: “The illustrious, one-and-only Eric Cantona of course, with the number seven and his collar always lifted up.”

Nebiat Wubshet: "The man with the collar up, wearing number seven as the King of the Theatre of Dreams. The man of few words, a playmaker, the one-and-only Eric Cantona!”

Pete Jenkins: “Eric Cantona transformed United back in the day. Can Bruno do the same now? So far, so good!”

Meran Ahmad: “I’ve wanted this kit for years. It was the first kit I remember as a kid when I was three or four. Mark Hughes is the one that comes to mind. He was an absolute hero!”

Helge Ekeseth: “Mark Hughes was the first to my mind and THAT goal against Oldham at Wembley… it was just brilliant! What a player he was for us.”

Jason Kane: “Mark Hughes! Incredible player and tough as old boots.”


Hardip Ghattaora: “Bryan Robson! Captain Marvel as he was named. A player who gave his all before some of the other superstars came to United!”

David Gregg: “Bryan Robson was the first to pop into my head, which was unexpected.... and I'm good with that!”

Ian Nielsen: “Bryan Robson. I'm still sad that he did not get a spot in the team for what would have been his swansong FA Cup final.”


David Stitson: “Paul Ince was my hero growing up and I’ve still got this shirt in large boys [size].”

Nick Ingram: “Lee Sharpe! Partly because of the sponsor and partly because of the celebrations.”

David Orrell: “Lee Sharpe for me. Doing the Sharpie shuffle at the corner flag!”

Tessa Hart: “I think of Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister, plus Ryan Giggs wearing what looked like two sizes’ too big – but he made me want the shirt with long sleeves.”

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