Season 1963/64
original illustrations of the kits worn during the season


Change Kit
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Variant
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The Season in brief

United reached the Cup Winners Cup quarter final but Sporting Lisbon exposed the naivety of the side, and despite being beaten 4-1 in the first leg at Old Trafford, won the return 5-0.

In the League United made their best start to a season since 1956 and were involved throughout in the race for the Championship, eventually losing out to Bill Shankly's Liverpool. The crucial game came at Anfield on April 4th, United losing 3-0.

The season had started badly, with a 4-0 defeat at Goodison in the Charity Shield, and the sale of Johnny Giles to Leeds.

Unbeaten in their opening six League games Busby gave a début to a young Irishman on United's right wing, George Best. He was not called upon again until late December but then played in all but two of the remaining eighteen fixtures.

Best also featured in the club's youth side, which won the Youth Cup for the first time since 1957, beating City in the semi-final and Swindon in the final.

United reached their third consecutive FA Cup semi final after a mammoth sixth round tie with Sunderland. That tie appeared to ehaust United, and they were beaten comprehensively by West Ham 3-1 in the cloying mud at Hillsborough.

United wore both white and red socks with both their home and change kits.