Condition: - 8.5/10 – Excellent. Couple of tiny catches (see photos)
Shirt Size: - Adults Large
Chest Measurement: - 42-44 Inches / 105-111 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Umbro
Shirt Colour: - Blue, wblack & white trim
Shirt Material: - Polyester
Seasons: - 1996/1997 & 1997/1998
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Umbro Manchester United 3rd kit football shirt from the 1996/1997 season.
Condition of this vintage football shirt is 8.5/10 – Excellent. Couple of tiny catches (see photos)
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All patches are all also in superb condition. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collection of your own.
The 1996–97 season was Manchester United's fifth season in the Premier League, and their 22nd consecutive season in the top division of English football. 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.
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 Year award in the same season that he won his first England cap.
The season ended with a major shock as Eric Cantona announced his retirement from playing, prompting manager Alex Ferguson to search for a new striker. The search ended with the £3.5 million capture of Tottenham and England's 31-year-old Teddy Sheringham.