Season 1983/84
original illustrations of the kits worn during the season


The Season in brief

United's season began with a confidence boosting victory over Liverpool in the Charity Shield, and they were once more involved in the title race from the start but again fell away in the final weeks of the season.

Bryan Robson was in marvellous form all season, inspiring and driving United forward, dominating from box to box. He scored both goals in the Charity Shield and managed twelve in his thirty three League appearances. Perhaps his greatest game for United was the Cup Winners' Cup quarter final against Barcelona. Two down from the first leg United, inspired by Robbo who scored twice, won 3-0 at Old Trafford. In the semi final they lost 3-2 on aggregate to Juventus, conceding the winning goal in the last minute of the second leg.

In the League United's 4-0 victory over Arsenal on March 17th had taken them to the top of the table with ten games to play. Crucially Robson missed four of these games and the side managed just two wins. They finished fourth, some six points (three victories) behind Champions Liverpool.

Third Division sides Oxford United and Bournemouth ended United's interest in the domestic Cup competitions.

The word 'Electronics' was dropped from the Sharp sponsors logo for the new season to meet the new broadcasting size regulations. Logos had to be a maximum 16 inches square. adidas produced special "1983 FA Cup Winners" embroidered shirts for both home and change kits, as well as a special shirt for the FA Charity Shield.

The replica versions of these shirts featured the same style of printed crests and logos as previous replicas. All shirts came without sponsors logos, however, and customers had to pay an extra £1 if they wanted the logos printed on their shirts. Official "retro" versions of some of these kits are made by Score Draw, but they are made of cotton and do not feature the familiar three stripes on the sleeves due to adidas' copyrighting of that device.

Can you help identify the kit worn by United at Nott'm Forest on 16/5/1984.