Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light wear to the button on the collar, small area next to the crest and lower motif.
Size: Adult's Medium
Chest Measurement: 41-43 Inches / 104-109 CM
Colour: Red, black & white trim
Seasons: 1996/1997 & 1997/1998
Official Umbro Manchester United home football shirt from the 1996/97 season.
Condition of this original football jersey is 8/10 - Excellent. Light wear to the button on the collar, small area next to the crest and lower motif. (see photos).
Man United clinched the Premier League title with 75 points – placing them seven points ahead of the three teams below them; Newcastle United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
They also reached the European Cup semi-finals, bowing out to eventual winners Borussia Dortmund of Germany, after losing both legs 1–0. Earlier in the competition, they had lost at home in Europe for the first time, with a 1–0 defeat to Fenerbahçe of Turkey in the group stage. Their defence of the FA Cup ended in the Fourth Round replay with a 1–0 defeat to Wimbledon, while their bid for success in the League Cup was short lived as they bowed out to eventual winners Leicester City in the Fourth Round.
New signing Ole Gunnar Solskjær was one of the biggest breakthrough stars in the 1996–97 Premier League season, with 19 goals in all competitions making him the club's top goalscorer. 22-year-old midfielder David Beckham clinched the PFA Young Player of the Yearaward in the same season that he won his first England cap. Solskjær's fellow Norwegian, Ronny Johnsen, proved himself as a fine successor to Steve Bruce in central defence, but £3.5 million Czech winger Karel Poborský failed to win a regular first team place and was one of the Premier League's biggest disappointments that season.
Jordi Cruyff, son of Dutch legend Johan, was similarly disappointing, failing to win a regular first team place despite being able to play in midfield, attack or on the left wing.
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