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In honour of a player who helped them win their first major trophy, Manchester United will play in remake of the historic kit from 1909 next 09/10 season.

Players from United will wear home shirts, which feature a large white V-shape sash down the front.

The kit is based upon a 100-year-old design supplied by one of the club's own players, Billy Meredith, before the 1909 FA Cup Final. (As a sideline Meredith ran a sports shop and became the club's kit supplier. For the Wembley final with Bristol City, both sides had to change from their usual red shirts.)

Billy Meredith's trademark was a toothpick he chewed while playing; he believed it assisted his concentration. He originally used chewing tobacco, however the cleaners refused to wash the spit off his shirts! 

United's kit manufacturer Nike have been asked to rework Meredith's shirt - using high-tech materials rather than heavyweight cotton and with a white sash on a red shirt instead of 1909's red-on-white.

A Man Utd insider said: "The club felt bringing back this old kit was the perfect way for United to mark 100 years of success."

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Comments (1)

  1. fsc

According to this site ([url]http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Manchester_United/Manchester_United.htm [/url]) this shirt was worn by ManU for 5 season between 1922 and 1927 and not 1909 ... mystery :huh:

 
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