Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult's Large
Chest Measurement: 41-43 Inches / 103-109 CM
Colour: White, black & red trim
Seasons: 2002/2003 & 2003/2004
Player: Roy Keane
Patches: Premier League
Official Nike Manchester United away football shirt from the 2002/03 season. Complete with Keane #16 on the back of the shirt in original Letterman and official Premier League patches on the sleeves.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All names, numbers and patches are all also in superb condition. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
In August 2002, Keane was fined £150,000 by Sir Alex Ferguson and suspended for three matches for elbowing Sunderland's Jason McAteer, and this was compounded by an added five-match suspension for the controversial comments about Håland. Keane used the break to undergo an operation on his hip, which had caused him to take painkillers for a year beforehand. Despite early fears that the injury was career-threatening, and suggestions of a future hip-replacement from his surgeon, he was back in the United team by December.
During his period of rest after the operation, Keane reflected on the cause of his frequent injuries and suspensions. He decided that the cause of these problems was his reckless challenges and angry outbursts which had increasingly blighted his career. As a result, he became more restrained on the field, and tended to avoid the disputes and confrontations with other players. Some observers felt that the "new" Keane had become less influential in midfield as a consequence of the change in his style of play, possibly brought about by decreased mobility after his hip operation. After his return, however, Keane displayed the tenacity of old, leading the team to another league title in May 2003.
If you have any questions regarding delivery or payment we would be happy to help. Contact us here.