Condition: 9/10 Superb. Tiny dot on the lower front
Size: Adults Medium
Chest Measurement: 39-41 Inches / 99-106 CM
Colour: Blue, black & white trim
Seasons: 1996/1997 & 1997/1998
Player: Ryan Giggs
Official Umbro Manchester United away football shirt from the 1996/97 season. Complete with Giggs #11 on the back of the shirt.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb. Tiny dot on the lower front.
All size and manufacturers labels present (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. A classic player and a great piece of football memorabilia.
In the 1996/1997 season, Giggs had his first real chance to shine in Europe. Having played a key role in United winning their third league title in four seasons, he helped them reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, the first United side in 28 years to achieve this. However, their hopes of European glory were ended by Borussia Dortmund, who edged them out by winning each leg of the semi-final 1–0. At the end of this season, Juventus' Alessandro Del Piero told Italian media that Giggs was one of his two favourite players, and gave the following memorable quote:"This is embarrassing to say but I have cried twice in my life watching a football player; the first one was Roberto Baggio and the second was Ryan Giggs."
In 1997–98, United were pipped to the Premier League title by Arsenal, following a dismal run of form in March and early April, leaving them without a trophy for only the second time since 1989. The following season, Giggs missed a lot of games through injury, but when he was fit his form was excellent and he played in both of United's cup finals that season. Memorable moments were his extra-time goal in the FA Cup semi-final against arch-rivals Arsenal giving United a 2–1 win, and his 90th-minute equaliser in the home leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final against Juventus.