Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 105-112 CM
Colour: Red, black & white trim
Player: Nicky Butt
Official Umbro Manchester United home long sleeve football shirt from the 1997/98 season. Complete with Butt #8 on the back of the shirt in official Lextra Premier League lettering.
This was the first season that saw the introduction of standardised Premier League lettering on the back of the shirts.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Butt performed remarkably in his first two full seasons at United, and often started in the lineup, scoring crucial goals, such as against Liverpool in Eric Cantona's famous comeback match in October 1995, and forcing Nigel Winterburn to concede an own goal for the winner against Arsenal in 1996. Butt also functioned as a steady replacement for Roy Keane as the midfield ball winner, especially when Keane was injured for much of the 1997–98 season, earning a PFA Team of the Year award that year. However, Keane returned and after forward Paul Scholes was re-deployed as a midfielder around the end of the 1990s. Butt's first-team chances started to become increasingly limited.
Butt still went on to collect many honours at United, as the club capped their domination of the 1990s with a remarkable and unique treble win in 1999 (with Butt playing the whole of the Champions League Final due to Roy Keane being suspended), and several more titles in the years up till 2001.