Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult's Large
Chest Measurement: 43-45 Inches / 109-114 CM
Colour: White, black & red trim
Seasons: 2002/2003 & 2003/2004
Player: Juan Sebastián Verón
Official Umbro Manchester United away long sleeve football shirt from the 2002/03 season. Complete with Veron #4 on the back of the shirt in official Lextra Premier League lettering.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 - Superb.
All size and manufacturers labels present. 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.
After the 2000–01 season, he moved from Lazio to Manchester United on 12 July for a fee of £24.3 million on a five-year deal, the most expensive transfer in English football at that time and becoming the first Non-UEFA player to break the English transfer record. On signing for Manchester United, he was quoted as saying that he had no fear of the Premiership.
His spell at Old Trafford was not a great success. He had trouble adapting to the faster pace of the Premiership and was not allowed the same space and time on the ball. There was plenty of pressure on him at the start of his second season at Old Trafford and his performances did improve considerably, especially in the Champions League, where he excelled due to the slower tempo of the matches, scoring four goals, and was at the heart of United's successes in the group stages. However, injury meant that he missed much of the end of the season.
Questions over his performance led to an expletive laden tirade against the media by manager Sir Alex Ferguson in support of Verón: "[Verón] is a fucking great player" were his parting words. "And you're all fucking idiots." However, fans and pundits alike agreed that the signing was an expensive flop. Verón later commented that the reason for his fitness problems and struggles with injuries at Manchester United were due to the less intense summer pre-season training in England.
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