Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light surface wear. Few tiny light dot marks under collar
Size: Adult’s Small
Chest Measurement: 33-35 Inches / 84-89 CM
Colour: Red, white trim
Material: 65% Cotton 35% Polyester
Seasons: 1980/1981 & 1981/1982
Official Adidas Manchester United home football shirt from the 1980/81 season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Light surface wear. Few tiny light dot marks under collar (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking jersey, ideal for a collector or for framing.
The 1980/81 season was the last of four seasons under the management of Dave Sexton, who was sacked after the end of the season after failing to win the club a major trophy. Sexton was succeeded by West Bromwich Albion manager Ron Atkinson.
The club also paid a club record of more than £1 million for Nottingham Forest striker Garry Birtles, but the player was a huge disappointment and ended the season without having scored a single league goal for the club. The club's top scorer was Joe Jordan, who found the back of the net 15 times.
United were indeed one of the hardest teams to beat in the First Division this season, losing just nine out of 42 games, but they were also held to a draw on 18 occasions. This restricted them to eighth-place finish - not even enough for a UEFA Cup place.
In early October 1981, he brought midfielder Bryan Robson to Old Trafford from his former club West Bromwich Albion for a British record fee of £1.5million. He also signed fellow Albion midfielder Remi Moses for £500,000.
After constantly leading the league during the first half of the season, United finished the season third in the league and qualified for the UEFA Cup, while the league title went to Liverpool (who surged in the second half of the season after being mid table at Christmas) and Ipswich Town finished second. Late in the season came the debut of teenage forward Norman Whiteside, who at just 17 was selected for the Northern Ireland squad at the FIFA World Cup. He also scored for United on the last day of the league season in only his second senior appearance for the club.
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