Manchester United have unveiled their new home kit for the 2019-20 season which is inspired by Sir Alex Ferguson’s legendary treble winning side of 1998-99. The new home kit features Paul Pogba and David de Gea, whose futures at Old Trafford are in doubt.
On May 26, the club’s new kits will be worn for the first time in an anniversary game against Bayern Munich, which will feature players who participated in the famous 1999 Champions League final in Barcelona, including Solskjaer.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men clinched the treble with a famous 2-1 comeback win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final, 20 years ago. The game was played in Barcelona, in which Man United’s Teddy Sheringham equalised in the 91st minute and after him, the current United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer scored a dramatic 93rd-minute winner which guaranteed them 1998-99 treble.
The new United jersey will feature the minutes of those two goals on each sleeves for the forthcoming season. While the dates of United’s three trophy wins that season are displayed on the bottom of the shirt.
A new commemorative gold crest with a black background that is similar to a design worn in the 1998-99 campaign will also appear on the new United’s jersey.
The team’s goalkeeper kit features a tiger pattern with a dark purple design, which is also similar to the shirt worn by Peter Schmeichel during the club’s treble-winning season.
Unfortunately, the club’s sixth-place finish in the Premier League this season means they did not qualify for UEFA Champions League in 2019-20 which leave them unable to replicate their treble-winning season of 20 years ago.