Season 1965/66
original illustrations of the kits worn during the season

Home Kit (long-sleeved)
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Home Kit (short-sleeved)
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Change Kit
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Change Kit European variant
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Third Kit
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Home Kit
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Change Kit
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The Season in brief

United's European Cup quarter final performance in Benfica's Estádio da Luz was one of the finest in their history. With a slender 3-2 advantage from the first leg, Busby had counselled a cautious approach for the first half an hour. George Best had obviously not been listening! Within sixteen minutes United led three nil, Best had scored twice and set up a goal for John Connelly.

United won the game 5-1, and reached the semi finals for the third time. They were also second in the League and in the F.A. Cup quarter finals. On occasion their attacking football was breathtaking, and the treble that had eluded the Babes, was a real possibility.

Unfortunately the players simply ran out of steam and having promised so much, delivered nothing. In the FA Cup they overcame Preston, after a replay, but were beaten 1-0 by Everton in the semi. Just one victory in the six League games after their win in Portugal destroyed their title challenge and they finished fourth.

In Europe they lost their semi final away leg 2-0 against a distinctly average Partisan Belgrade side, whom they could only beat 1-0 at Old Trafford. Busby's first team squad amounted to just fourteen players and perhaps the number of games the club had been involved in simply exposed this weakness.

United adopted an all white change kit, the only change from the previous season. The recently introduced blue kit was retained as the club's third kit.

United wore a V neck white shirt with red trim for the home leg of their European Cup quarter final against Benfica.