Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light wear
Size: Adults Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 105-112 CM
Colour: Black, grey trim
Shirt Material: Polyester
Seasons: 2000/2001 & 2001/2002
Player: Fabien Barthez
Official Umbro Manchester United GK football shirt from the 2000/01 season. Complete with Barthez #1 on the back of the shirt in Premier League lettering.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 – Excellent. Light wear (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing. A classic player and a great piece of football memorabilia.
As a result of Barthez's success in the World Cup and the Euros, he caught the attention of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who was searching for a star goalkeeper to replace the recently departed Peter Schmeichel, as Ferguson did not think that the previous season's goalkeeper, Mark Bosnich, was a long-term replacement. Barthez joined United for £7.8 million in 2000. He was later reunited with national teammate Laurent Blanc, who joined United in 2001. The Barthez–Blanc head-kissing ritual was performed at the start of Champions League matches.
Well known for being eccentric, Barthez started out well for Manchester United. His first season was a triumph as he answered all the questions about how he would handle rainy Manchester compared to sunny Monaco. Barthez performed brilliantly throughout the season and became a crowd favourite. The fans loved his eccentric behaviour, his taunting dribbles and step-overs past opposing strikers, and most importantly, his remarkable reaction saves. Very often it was critical saves that kept United from defeat or dropping valuable points, helping United to the 2000–01 FA Premier League title, their third in a row.
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