United to wear Poppy on shirts in two games
Manchester United will wear special-edition kit in the upcoming games against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, as the club and the Premier League again show support for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.
Our famous red shirts will be adorned with an embroidered poppy, just as they were for the home game against Arsenal in November 2020.
Ahead of kick-off against Spurs, there is to be a minute's silence to honour the memory of those who died on active service in all conflicts. ln addition, we will lay down a wreath before the match starts.
This will also be the case when we welcome City for the Manchester derby on 6 November. Both managers will carry wreaths and there will be a minute's silence and a giant poppy situated in the centre circle at Old Trafford.
During Premier League matches on the weekends starting 30 October 2021 and 5 November 2021, players and match officials will wear special-edition shirts embroidered with a poppy.
The players' match-worn and signed shirts are being auctioned throughout November and December, with the funds raised going to the Royal British Legion, as the charity marks its centenary.
In previous years, the auctioning of these shirts has helped to raised more than £2.3million in total for the Legion, since the partnership began in 2012. United will also give a separate donation to the charity.
The legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic means many of our Armed Forces community are in urgent need of support as some face severe difficulties such as homelessness, unemployment and poor mental health.
Find out more at premierleague.com/poppy.
You can read about our players who lost their lives in war at manutd.com/remembrance.