Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Little mark on collar
Size: Adult's Medium
Chest Measurement: 35-37 Inches / 89-95 CM
Colour: Red, black & white trim
Seasons: 1988/1989 & 1989/1990
Official Adidas Manchester United home football shirt from the 1988/89 season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 - Excellent. Little mark on collar (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collection of your own.
Former Manchester United striker Mark Hughes returned to the club following spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, finishing the season as PFA Player of the Year and also as United's joint top scorer alongside Brian McClair with 16 goals in all competitions.
Several important youth players including Lee Sharpe were given regular first team football in light of injuries to key players. Also new to the squad was goalkeeper Jim Leighton, who conceded just 35 goals in 38 league games and kept 15 clean sheets. Mid-season signings were defender Mal Donaghy from Luton Town and winger Ralph Milne from Bristol City. It was the final season at the club for Gordon Strachan, who left in March, and was followed at the end of the season by the departures of Norman Whiteside and Paul McGrath, while Remi Moses retired due to injury.
United had a slow start in the league, including a nine-match winless run incorporating eight draws and a defeat, from September to November, followed by a mid-season run of strong form which lifted them from mid table to the top three, before a run of disappointing results to the season dragged them down to 11th place in the final table. They suffered an early exit from the League Cup and lost their final chance of silverware in March when they were beaten by Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter final.
By the end of the season, it was clear the United squad needed further strengthening to push for honours in 1989–90. For several months, United had been strongly linked to the signature of English international midfielder Neil Webb, who had expressed his desire to leave Nottingham Forest after four successful seasons. A deal was soon agreed to sign the player, along with a deal to sign Norwich City midfielder Mike Phelan.
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