Season 1966/67
original illustrations of the kits worn during the season

Home Kit (long-sleeved)
Variant (short-sleeved)
Third Kit
Home Kit
Change Kit

The Season in brief

After an inconsistent start and fearing that the side had peaked, David Sadler, Bobby Noble and John Aston were all given their first team chances. Busby paid £55,000 for Chelsea's Alex Stepney, after all three of United's 'keepers had been tried and all had failed to impress.

A late Denis Law goal at Old Trafford on October 15th salvaged a point against leaders Chelsea, and seemed to galvanise the team. A run of six victories, which included a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge, put United top.

They lost a bad tempered game against lowly Sheffield United on Boxing Day before remaining undefeated in their final twenty League games. Needing a point at West Ham in the penultimate game to secure the Championship, United won 6-1. United's title came despite injuries to David Herd, who missed the climax to the season after breaking his leg at Old Trafford in March - scoring the first goal in a 5-2 win over Leicester (with Gordon Banks in goal), and Bobby Noble, who was seriously hurt in a car accident in April.

Second Division Norwich City inflicted the side's only defeat in 1967, winning a fourth round Cup tie at Old Trafford 2-1. Their defensive tactics and long ball game hardly impressed United's fans. In retrospect the defeat, and United's lack of European involvement, helped the side concentrate on the League and thus qualification to the European Cup, their ultimate goal.

United's kits remained unchanged, although variations of the change kit were worn.

In their final away game of the season United wore red socks with their change kit to avoid a clash with West Ham's white socks. Although the shirts were all white, some players had a V neck, while others a rounded neck. Denis Law, who changed shirts at half time, wore both!