Saturday 24 February 2018

Manchester United will be hoping their latest grey kit is more lucky than their previous one…

In fairness it’s more of a silver this time round.

David Beckham playing for Manchester United against Southampton – (Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport)
David Beckham playing for Manchester United against Southampton – (Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport)

By Max McLean

As change kits go, there aren’t many more famous ones than Manchester United’s grey number in the 1995/96 season – United went 3-0 down against Southampton and changed tops at half-time.

But it seems that more than 20 years later those wounds have healed, with United’s new number sporting a silver/grey colour scheme with the statue of United’s famous trio – George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton – in the background.

It’s a pretty cool kit, designed by competition entrant Aniello Carotenuto – Paul Pogba likes it too.

“You’ve made a dream. I like it, I like it,” the midfielder told Carotenuto.

United fans will hope the kit helps United perform on the pitch, unlike the grey top from the 1995/96 season.

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(Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport)

Going 3-0 down by half-time at Southampton, manager Sir Alex Ferguson told his side to change into a blue and white kit for the next 45 minutes.

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(Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport)

United won the second half 1-0, but lost 3-1 overall, ending a run of 11 wins.

It didn’t stop Ferguson’s side from winning the title however, clinching it by four points from Newcastle.

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(Fiona Hanson/PA)

Will silver bring United fortune, or even the league title, this time round?

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