Manchester United Football Club are considered one of the largest club teams of all time. With a huge global fan base and superstar footballers past and present, the Retro Man Utd Shirt collection has to be one of the most of iconic football shirt collections of all time.
History of Retro Man Utd Shirts
Founded in 1878, and now with with 20 titles and more than 15 runners-up titles, Manchester United have achieved some of the greatest awards in world football. Initially, the club was known as the Newton Heath LYR Football Club because its players came from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company. Skipping to the 21st century, their dominance in world football has led to a huge range of classic football shirts which reflect moments of their immense history.
Old Trafford, the stadium of Manchester United, has witnessed some of these superstars at their peak, and has seen every classic man utd shirt there is.
Manchester United Retro Shirts: the great players who wore them
Vodafone's 2003-2004 retro shirts saw Cristiano Ronaldo make his Premier League debut, one of his biggest stars of all time. It also remembers the iconic Ruud van Nistelrooy - who was one of the worlds best strikers at the time. Adidas, Nike and other prestigious manufacturers have created retro shirts for worn by some of the most famous players, such as Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Zlatan Ibrahimović, David Beckham, Paul Podga, Wayne Rooney, George Best and of course Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Most of these retro Manchester United shirts reflect the magical champions league nights in Old Trafford, the scene of the English team's greatest triumphs.
Manchester United's Most Historic Matches
From that iconic 3-1 defeat to arguably the best Barcelona team of all time, to the greatest win in the clubs history - the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final. Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Teddy Sheringham scored two goals in stoppage time to bring united back from a 1-0 down position to win against Bayern Munich in a dramatic football match. This created the most iconic retro football shirt in man utd history - the "Sharp" sponsored shirt. Its recognised across the world for that moment where man utd won the champions league.
Manchester United's Managers
Of course it would not be fitting to discuss Manchester United and their retro shirts without mentioning Sir Alex Ferguson - The greatest manager of all time. He won every major trophy, including 13 Premier League titles and led the club to huge success. Since his departure in 2013, the club has rotated management to find a good fit. Big names such as Jose Mourinho did not achieve similar levels of success, and most recently Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Overall, this club has been, and always will be, one of the greatest football clubs of all time. Get your hands on some of these famous retro man utd shirts at The Football Market.