Manchester United: Ranking the Top 10 United Kits of the Premier League Era

Will Tidey@willtideySenior Manager, GlobalApril 8, 2011

Manchester United: Ranking the Top 10 United Kits of the Premier League Era

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    15 Aug 1993:  Ryan Giggs of Manchester United in action during an FA Carling Premier League match against Norwich City at Carrow Road in Norwich, England. Manchester United won the match 2-0. \ Mandatory Credit: Shaun  Botterill/Allsport
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    Manchester United won the first Premier League in the 1992-93 season, and have added 10 more since.

    In that time, the likes of Eric Cantona, Steve Bruce, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Paul Scholes, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney have all pulled on a wide variety of takes on the famous United shirt.

    Which has been your favourite strip of the past 20 years?

10. Manchester United Home Kit 1996-97

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    28 Dec 1996:  David Beckham of Manchester United in action during the FA Carling Premiership match against Leeds United played at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Manchester United won the match 1-0. \ Mandatory Credit: Clive  Brunskill/Allsport
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    The 1996-97 season saw David Beckham emerge as a genuine United star.

    He won the PFA Young Player of the Year award and picked up his first England cap, as United cantered to the Premier League title.

    This home strip came with a button-up collar and baggy shorts.

9. Manchester United Away Kit 2008-09

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    LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 13:  Dimitar Berbatov of Manchester United in action during Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on September 13, 2008 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty I
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    A clean and classy white away strip was launched for the 2008-09 season.

    Here's Dimitar Berbatov in action against Liverpool during that campaign.

8. Manchester United Champions League Kit 1998-99

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    26 May 1999:  Manchester United celebrate with the trophy after their 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Final at the Nou Camp in Barcelona, Spain.  \ Mandatory Credit: Phil Cole /Allsport
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    United's European strip for the 1998-99 season was a classic design, with white shorts and white socks.

    It had a star over the crest to signify United's 1968 European Cup win, and was released as a special edition with two stars after they triumphed in a dramatic Champions League final in Barcelona.

7. Manchester United Away Kit 1993-95

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    28 Aug 1993:  Eric Cantona of Manchester United pauses for breath during the Football Association Carling Premiership match against Southampton at The Dell in Southampton, England. Manchester United won the match 3-1.   \ Mandatory Credit: Steve  Morton/A
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    It was the shirt that became infamous when Eric Cantona attacked a fan at Selhurst Park.

    United's black away strip gave them an air of snarling intent, with the likes of Paul Ince and Roy Keane charging around in it.

6. Manchester United Home Kit 2006-07

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    MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 30:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premiership match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford on December 30, 2006 in Manchester, Engl
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    A one-season only production, the 2006-07 home strip was a retro number in which they won another Premier League title.

    Cristiano Ronaldo was by now emerging as a genuine force and forming quite a partnership with Wayne Rooney.

5. Manchester United Away Kit 1998-99

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    14 Apr 1999:  Ryan Giggs of Manchester United beats the despairing lunge of Tony Adams of Arsenal to drive the ball past David Seaman to score the winner in the FA Cup Semi Final match played at Villa Park in Birmingham. Manchester United won the game 2-1
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    Most United fans prefer white for their away strip, and they had returned to that colour in time for the 1998-99 treble-winning season.

    It's the shirt most remembered for the night that Ryan Giggs took it off, after beating half the Arsenal team to score a dramatic winner in the FA Cup semifinal.

4. Manchester United Home Kit 2007-09

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    MOSCOW - MAY 21:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Manchester United and Chelsea at the Luzhniki Stadium on May 21, 2008 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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    United wore this classic Nike strip in the 2008 Champions League final against Chelsea.

    Here's Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a remarkable 41 goals in all competitions in the 2007-08 season.

3. Manchester United Home Kit 1993-94

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    17 Dec 1994:  Eric Cantona of Manchester United talks to the referee during an FA Carling Premiership match against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. Nottingham Forest won the match 2-1. \ Mandatory Credit: Anton  Want/Allsport
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    It was the season that saw United win the double and Eric Cantona continue his ascendancy to becoming an Old Trafford legend.

    Cantona flicked the collar up and conducted the orchestra—and he did it all in this red shirt, which came complete with a watermark of Old Trafford on it.

2. Manchester United Third Kit 1992-93

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    21 APR 1993:  BRYAN ROBSON OF MANCHESTER UNITED SHOUTS TO HIS TEAM MATES DURING THE MATCH AGAINST CRYSTAL PALACE IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH PLAYED AT SELHURST PARK. MANCHESTER UNITED WON THE MATCH 2-0.
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    Manchester United were born as Newton Heath, and to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the club's inception, they launched a third kit for the new Premier League era.

    The yellow and green colours matched those worn by Newton Heath, and were supplemented by the old-school laces on the neck.

    Here's legendary United player Bryan Robson pictured in the strip.

1. Manchester United Home 1992-93

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    15 AUG 1993:  RYAN GIGGS OF MANCHESTER UNITED IN ACTION DURING THE PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH AGAINST NORWICH AT CARROW ROAD. MANCHESTER WON THE MATCH 2-0.
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    For United's first season in the new Premier League, there was a return to the old-fashioned lace-up style, worn by the club in their former life as Newton Heath.

    It clearly bought good luck, as United won their first league title for 26 years.

    Here's Ryan Giggs in action, as a young winger who set the Premier League alight that season.