original illustrations of the kits worn during the season
Home Kit variant
The Season in brief
A simple tap in from Tommy Reid on fifteen minutes was enough to secure United's first ever win at Maine Road - and deal City's title aspirations a serious blow.
Sadly there were few other highlights in a season in which the global economy imploded. The First Division was the closest for many, many years. By the turn of the year just ten points separated 2nd and 20th places.
United, whose season had started with two 4-1 defeats, found themselves in the bottom six for most of the campaign. An eight game unbeaten run in November/December proving crucial for their survival.
The club eventually finished 17th, the season ending on a humiliating note when Sheffield United, needing a win to avoid relegation, triumphed 5-1 at Old Trafford.
United's form, and the surge in unemployment in the city, produced a further fall in average gates. For the first time since the move to Old Trafford, with the exception of the immediate pre war season of 1914/15, the average attendances fell to 18,500.
It was the fifth decrease in a row, and United reported a loss for the season, and increased debt as a result. Despite a decade of cautious economic management by the Board, the club were now in serious financial trouble.
We believe United's home kit remained unchanged, largely as a consequence of the deepening financial crisis at the club. Indeed on occasion United reverted to kits worn many years earlier, the collars often held together with laces or worn open.
Unfortunately we have been unable to find any conclusive proof of their change kit.