Season 1991/92
original illustrations of the kits worn during the season

The Season in brief

United's defence was strengthened by the arrival of Peter Schmeichel and Paul Parker.

United remained unbeaten in their opening twelve League games and were never out of the top two all season. With just four games remaining they held a two point advantage over Leeds United, who had just three games to play. Inexplicably United imploded. Forest won at Old Trafford and defeats at Upton Park and Anfield followed whilst Leeds took maximum points. The title challenge was over.

With hindsight United's victories at Elland Road in both the League Cup (3-1) and F.A. Cup (1-0) probably helped the Leeds title challenge. Certainly United's first ever League Cup triumph, they beat Nott'm Forest 1-0 in a dour Final, was hardly consolation for missing out on the title.

In the F.A. Cup they were beaten 4-2 on penalties by Southampton, becoming the first Division One side to lose in this fashion.

United beat Red Star Belgrade in the European Super Cup at Old Trafford.

The youngsters beat Crystal Palace in the Youth Cup Final, their first win in this competition since 1964.

All three of United's kits remained unchanged for the new season and were available in both short and long sleeved versions. From match photographs it would seem both Ryan Giggs and Andrei Kanchelskis preferred long sleeves.

To avoid colour clashes the change black shorts were worn with the home shirt.

As was the case with the previous adidas replica kits, these were easily differentiated from the player shirts as they featured embossed (rather than embroidered) club crests and manufacturers logos. Replica shirts were not available with the football league sleeve patches, although contributor John Downs remembers that they were available separately at 50p each from the club shop, and had to be sown on at home.