Season 2010/11
original illustrations of the kits worn during the season


The Season in brief

For a side in transition United's results were exceptional. They won the Premier League title, finishing nine points above runners-up Chelsea, and setting a new record of 19 titles. They reached their third Champions League Final in four years, although Barcelona, hailed by many pundits as the best club side in the world, won the game comfortably 3-1. Indded the challenge for a second historic Treble had been prevented only by defeat in the FA Cup semi final by Man City.

Although Chelsea began the League season in blistering form, United's 7-1 victory over Blackburn in late November took them to the top of the table and there they remained. They were unbeaten at Old Trafford, winning 18 of their 19 games. The season opened with a 3-0 victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield, and United knocked the Pensioners out of the Champions League, winning both legs of the quarter final. In truth United encountered few problems in reaching the Champions League Final.

United's world record £80 million four year sponsorship deal with AON commenced at the start of the season. Nike also unveiled new home and change kits, utilising the previous season's change kit as the third kit. Nike still produced long sleeved shirts, though most players favoured wearing a colour co-ordianted long sleeved vest.

Both the Premier League and Champions League shirts had a standard sized sponsors logo.

There were two versions of the replica home shirt made available - one sold at a premium in a deluxe presentation box and marketed as an 'Authentic' shirt. The other was a standard replica shirt, which didn't have the side venting panels, and featured a black Red Devil motif on the lower left hand sleeve.

The 'Authentic' replica was worn by several players towards the end of the season after stocks of the player's medium size shirts ran out, and the standard replica shirt was worn in the game against Blackpool at Old Trafford on May 22nd by several players (Giggs, Owen, Nani, Park, Hernandez and perhaps others), presumably because the 'Authentic' shirts had been exhausted.

Many thanks to contributor Gajusz Kubasik who has compiled a match by match summary of the kits worn by United's keeper in 2010/11.