Daniel James wears a shirt embroidered with a poppy, in the November 2019 match against Brighton

Why United will wear special kit v Arsenal

Sunday 01 November 2020 09:30

Manchester United will wear special-edition kit in this weekend's game against Arsenal, as the club and the Premier League again show support for The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.

The famous red shirts will be adorned with an embroidered poppy, just as they were for the home game against Brighton & Hove Albion in November 2019 - as seen in our image of Dan James above.

As a further mark of respect for those who have lost their lives in conflicts across the world, a minute's silence will be held prior to kick-off at 16:30 GMT.

The silence will also honour United and England legend Nobby Stiles, who sadly passed away on Friday.

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The Premier League’s support for the Poppy Appeal has resulted in more than £2.3million being raised for the Legion since the partnership began in 2012. 

The Legion’s work is more vital than ever this year as the charity supports communities through additional hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, from those struggling with social isolation, financial difficulties and unemployment, to others who have lost loved ones or are facing the threat of homelessness.

Claire Rowcliffe, Director of Fundraising at The Royal British Legion said: “We are extremely grateful for the support that Premier League clubs and the football community show the Poppy Appeal every year. The Legion’s work is entirely dependent on the public’s generous support, and this year we need that support more than ever, so we can ensure that those who have served and sacrificed on our behalf are looked after. Every poppy counts.”

The match-worn shirts will be auctioned in November and December, with the funds raised going to the Legion. Find out more at premierleague.com/poppy.

You can read about our players who perished in war at manutd.com/remembrance.

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