Condition: - 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Extra Large
Chest Measurement: - 44-46 Inches / 111-117 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Umbro
Shirt Colour: - White, red & black trim
Shirt Material: - Polyester
Seasons: - 1997/1998 & 1998/1999
Player: - Roy Keane
Patches: - N/A
Official Umbro Manchester United away football shirt from the 1997/1998 season. Complete with Keane #16 on the back of the shirt in Premier League lettering.
Condition of this vintage football shirt is 8.5/10 – Excellent (see photos).
Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing. A classic player and a great piece of football memorabilia.
After Eric Cantona's unexpected retirement, Keane took over as club captain, although he missed most of the 1997–98 season because of a cruciate ligament injury caused by an attempt to tackle Leeds United player Alf-Inge Håland in the ninth Premier League game of the season. As Keane lay prone on the ground, Håland stood over Keane, accusing the injured United captain of having tried to hurt him and of feigning injury to escape punishment, an allegation which would lead to an infamous incident between the two players four years later.
Keane did not return to competitive football that campaign, and could only watch from the sidelines as United squandered an 11-point lead over Arsenal to miss out on the Premier League title. Many pundits cited Keane's absence as a crucial factor in the team's surrender of the league trophy.