This site was originally conceived by Paul Nagel and Tim Ashmore and launched in October 2009. Since then Tommy Nielsen and Daniel Gellatley have joined the team.
Our research is on-going and we appreciate any contributions that help in our aim to provide the definitive online guide to United's kits. The site is constantly updated with information from a host of regular contributors.Please clear your browser cache and refresh the page if you are a regular visitor to unitedkits.com This will ensure you are viewing the latest version.
This site is free and will always remain so. We do not accept advertising but we are willing to exchange links from sites with similar interests.
All of the kits we feature have been extensively researched and we are confident of their authenticity.
Although we do not reproduce photographs on this site for copyright reasons, many of the kits have been verified from contemporary photographs.
In some cases we have made educated guesses to the kits worn by United but always make a note of our assumptions in the accompanying text.
An excellent new book detailing the historic 1967/68 season has recently been released. The book is hardbound, measuring approximately 42 x 30 cm, and has over 260 pages. It is a unique collector’s item for all football fans.
The book is now available for sale in Manchester, from Keith's Programmes Cabin (adjacent to the Bishop's Blaize), 686 Chester Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M32 0SF, priced at just £50. The cabin is open four hours before kick-off on matchdays.
Sean Moran has discovered photographs of United wearing the Admiral kit for the first time in a pre-season friendly in Jakarta in June 1975. We have updated the 1975/76 pages to include the new kit.
Since our last update Daniel has discovered United's 'keeper's shirt included a number on the back for the first time during 1973/74. Daniel has also revised the goalkeeper shirt numbers 1992-94, which were embriodered rather than printed on the shirt as we had originally thought.
Finally we have corrected the kit worn against Fejenoord in the 1983/84 pre-season friendly.
We have added a new variant of this season's home shirt (with a red button) spotted on the US Tour by contributor Yuanjie Wu, as well as the new goalkeeper third kit. The style of shirt numbers have also been added for this season, for both the outfield and goalkeeper shirts.
United have announced a new ten year agreement with adidas from 2015/16.
Nike have announced they will not renew their contract to supply United's kit from the start of the 2015/16 season. We have added Tim's designs of the new 2014-15 home kit, Nike's last, to the site. Tim has also designed a new wallpaper featuring George Stacey's 1909 Cup Final shirt. The wallpaper can be downloaded for free here.
United have announced the new home kit for 2014/15. It will be available from July 16th and worn for the first time in the tour game against LA Galaxy on July 23rd.
We have completely revised the goalkeeper shirts from 1980 -1990 with new variants added and some minor corrections made. The shirts are now featured across three pages. We have also added a new variant of the Admiral third kit discovered by Tim, and a correction to the white shorts worn with the change kit in 2000/01 spotted by Daniel.
Our next major update will be the inclusion of United's 2014/15 kits.
Daniel has discovered two new goalkeeper variant kits worn on the pre-season tour of South East Asia in 2001/02. We have corrected the shirt numbers worn against Athinaikos in 1991/92 and in Korea in the 2009/10 pre-season friendly, as well as some minor errors.
We have added Tim's new banner design to the site. If you are a regular visitor please refresh the page to make sure you are viewing the most up-to-date pages.
We have added a link to a new website LoStadio Illustrations. Artist Neil Howard has several prints of classic United shirts for sale. Neil has also produced four stunning images of Old Trafford in 1962 for the latest volume of Paul's Match2Match series which covers the 1962/63 season and is to be published in June.
Read the previous weekly updates in our archive.
... in the Premier League against Arsenal
Paul is the author of a series of books on United's history. So far the series covers the 1962/63, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70 and 1970/71 seasons and the books can be ordered from the publishers at match2match.co.uk.
The latest book covering the First World War seasons between 1915-1919 will be published in November. You can order this book or subscribe to future editions of the series at the website.
We can be contacted by email here. Please remember this site is run as a hobby and if you contact us please be patient, we will reply.
We also have a comments page in which you can leave any questions or post your comments on United's kits down the years.