Season 2016/17
original illustrations of the kits worn during the season

The Season in brief

Louis van Gaal was sacked less than forty-eight hours after guiding United to the FA Cup. Four days later Jose Mourinho was appointed the club's new manager on a three-year contract commencing on July 4th.The appointment signalled the end of Ryan Gigg's twenty-nine year assocaion with United.

A full review of the season will appear here in May/June 2017

adidas produced new home, change and third kits; unusually the announcement of the change kit was made before the 2015/16 season had ended. The home shirt featured two distinct halves joined down the centre with a honeycomb graphic inspired by the worker bee. The kit was launched in Shanghai on July 23rd, and was to be have been worn for the first time against City two days later. That game, of course, was cancelled. The honeycomb pattern is repeated across the shoulderrs and on the sleeves of the third kit, which was launched on July 29th.