Manchester United: Ranking the Top 10 Away Kits
Manchester United's New 2011/12 Away Kit
United’s latest away kit is a blue and black striped jersey that was inspired by the blue kits worn during some of United’s greatest footballing achievements.
As is the case with some players being instrumental to a team's overall performance and success, the same can be said of the kit the team wears—championship material.
Here’s a list of United’s most influential away winning kits.
10. Division One Champions
This kit was more or a less a carbon copy of the F.A Cup winning away kit of 1948. Needless to say, United would go on to win two consecutive Division One Championships in both the 1955-56 and 1956-57 seasons.
9. First Premier League Champions
This all-blue kit was significant to United winning the first ever Premier League title in the 1992-93 season, after the old Division One Championship had been disbanded.
8. Manchester United and Liverpool’s Record
The Premier League 2008-09 season saw United and Sir Alex Ferguson equal Liverpool’s record of 18 League titles.
And they managed that with the help of a white top and aqua-bluish away kit.
7. Manchester United Surpass Liverpool
In the 2010-11 season, and with the white, red and black strip as United’s away kit, they went one better—setting a new League record of 19 titles and finally outdoing their arch rivals.
6. 1995/1996 Double
United’s all-grey strip actually produced some very grey moments in the 1995-96 season—one win, one draw and four defeats. The grey kit was subsequently dropped in favour of United’s blue and white away strip.
However, United still went on to win their third consecutive Premier League title.
And if that wasn’t enough, United completed another double—defeating Liverpool F.C (0-1) in the F.A Cup final.
5. 1993/1994 Double
This away kit was another version of the double winning side of the 2007-08 season and a contributing factor in United winning the Premier League title for the second time running.
United completed the double by contesting the F.A. Cup final with Chelsea—winning (4-0).
4. 2007-08 Double and FIFA Club World Cup
The all-black away kit assisted United in winning their 10th Premier League title (17 in total, inclusive of the First Division).
United also went on to win the European Cup Final for a third time—defeating Chelsea (6-5) on penalties after drawing (1-1) during normal and extra time.
United added yet another trophy to their ever-bulging cabinet by defeating LDU Quito (1-0) in Japan to capture the FIFA Club World Cup.
Bearing the Sharp logo, this kit helped crown United kings of the premiership in the 1998-99 season.
It was also the season that United went on to win the treble—defeating Newcastle United (2-0) in the F.A Cup Final—and four days later beating Bayern Munich (2-1) in the European Cup Final.
2. 1948 F.A Cup Final
Save for the white shorts, this away kit was similar to the one worn by United’s European Cup winning side of 1968.
Suffice to say, the kit did not disappoint when United went head-to-head with Blackpool at London’s Wembley Stadium—winning the match (4-2).
That was United’s second F.A Cup win in almost 40 years since their first triumph in 1908.
1. 1968 European Cup Final
It was this away kit—blue jersey and blue shorts—that propelled United to their first ever win in the European Cup finals, defeating Portuguese champions Benfica (4-1) after extra time.