Manchester United Retro Jersey 1996-1997
Umbro produced an iconic design for the 1996/97 title winning campaign, the patterned sleeves contrasting with the eye-catching collar. The home kit is renowned due to it’s innovative design, with long-time sponsor Sharp displayed prominently below the badge.
Eric Cantona captained The Red Devils to Charity Shield and Premier League glory in the hugely successful 1996-1997 season. United reached the Champions League semi-final, with the young midfielder David Beckham notching a season tally of 12 goals.
United clinched the Premier League title with 75 points – placing them seven points ahead of the three teams below them; Newcastle United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
New signing Ole Gunnar Solskjær was one of the biggest breakthrough stars in the 1996–97 Premier League season, with 19 goals in all competitions, making him the club’s top goalscorer. Twenty-two-year-old midfielder David Beckham clinched the PFA Young Player of the Year award in the same season he won his first England cap.
The season ended with a major shock as fan favourite Eric Cantona announced his retirement from playing after a long and very successful career.