New football kits are a lot like the transfer window. There are some fans who simply could not care less and those who have a real interest in the latest threads.
While some clubs choose to play the final game of the season in their new shirt, others wait until the summer and release it on a stray Tuesday. That’s what Manchester United have done, announcing their 2023/24 home strip to their millions of followers on social media.
There are few clubs in the world that sell shirts at a volume like Man Utd and that is largely down to past success. Kits become iconic with big games, trophies and players and many football fans can look at an old Man Utd top and immediately name at least a handful of players who wore it.
In light of the new kit hitting the shelves at the Old Trafford Megastore and beyond, here are the ten best Premier League home kits United have produced over the years.
This shirt had a really good blend of interesting details and clean areas.
It’s not easy to make a good top with an ugly gold Chevrolet logo slapped in the middle, but this was a good effort from adidas. The white cuffs looked good and the collar was well fitting.
It is unfortunately synonymous with Louis van Gaal’s tepid football at United. However, it is also a kit Bastian Schweinsteiger wore and the one Rashford burst onto the scene in.
Clean kit and it birthed the modern team’s most important player.
The Vodafone shirts at Man Utd were worn by some incredible players, so naturally Premier League title success followed.
This was back when kits were often worn for more than one season, so they played in this during 2000/01 and 2001/02 as the Red Devils finished first and third respectively.
Paul Scholes, Laurent Blanc, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy and David Beckham all showed off this clean offering from Umbro, with the black trim making them look particularly menacing.
Man Utd’s 2022/23 home effort definitely split opinion but there are some superb details that were too good to ignore.
The Team Viewer sponsor is much cleaner than previous designs, the collar gave Scott McTominay the chance to do his best Eric Cantona impression, and the lines on the shoulders really suited some players.
United also won their first trophy since 2017 with this strip by winning the Carabao Cup.
Is this shirt ranked in the top ten because of its pure design or the quality of the team that wore it? Either way, it makes the cut.
While the badge was slightly too small, the rest of the top was sharp with a good collar.
Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Rooney strutted their stuff in it while winning the league and the Community Shield and also reached the final of the Champions League.
United did well to make a kit look this good with the Chevrolet logo.
This one was a throwback to 1999 and the gold badge was a brave detail. It seemed to grow on people throughout the campaign and is also associated with some of the great football United played under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
They finished third in 2019/20 and reached three different semi-finals. The season felt like genuine progress and Marcus Rashford was superb by grabbing 17 Premier League goals.
There is one man who is totally synonymous with this Man Utd shirt.
Robin van Persie ripped the Premier League apart in this shirt and delivered United’s most recent Premier League title to date.
It was also Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge and his team walked to the title, securing it with a special win at Old Trafford against Aston Villa. The checkered pattern was a nice change and looked very sharp, while the black collar looked great under the lights.
One of the two most iconic Man Utd kits with the Sharp sponsor, this shirt actually had Old Trafford on it.
You had to squint to see it, but it was there and that was innovative. It can’t have been easy to get the stadium on the shirt, so it’s little wonder they only wore it for two seasons.
Some people weren’t sure about this strip at the time, but the gold trim won people around once United started winning. There was gold outlining on the body of the shirt and it also ran around the badge that had a white background.
The white cuffs and v-neck collar were really clean and there was some superb football played in it. Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo got 23 goals each this season as United won the league.
The greatest Sharp kit that there was. Millions of fans would love to get their hands on one of these and would pay a lot of money for it.
Man Utd won the treble in this shirt and the Umbro detailing down the arms and onto the shorts was brilliant.
The collar was iconic, the badge looked wonderful and some of the greatest players in Man Utd’s history wore it.
The last time Man Utd used a shirt for more than one season and it’s clear why.
This is the cleanest shirt United have had in the Premier League and there is no ignoring that the football they played made it look even better.
A simple design from Nike took attention away from the sponsor with no unnecessary details. The gold Premier League patches added some prestige as Ronaldo and Rooney ran the show.
The Premier League was won twice in this shirt, along with the Champions League, the League Cup, the Community Shield twice and the Club World Cup.