1997-98 Manchester United Match Issue Third Shirt May #4

1997-98 Manchester United Match Issue Third Shirt May #4
1997-98 Manchester United Match Issue Third Shirt May #4 1997-98 Manchester United Match Issue Third Shirt May #4 1997-98 Manchester United Match Issue Third Shirt May #4

1997-98 Manchester United Match Issue Third Shirt May #4

£799.99

Condition of shirt - Mint

Size - XL

Condition details - Superb material look and feel, patches, sponsor and printing are great

Made by - Umbro

Player - Reliable centre back David May #4

Player issue features - Correct player size Lextra flock Premier League print and Champions 1996-1997 Premier League patches professionally heat pressed, name block is replica size, fully embroidered club badge and Umbro logo, raised embossed Sharp sponsor which is screen printed on replica, no Umbro motif on lower front, comes from the players own personal collection - a signed letter verifying this will be provided

Notes - Extremely rare player shirt believed to have been issued to May for the 1997-98 season. This blue third shirt had been seen in 96-97 also but with different style name/number printing, now each team wore standardised Premier League printing for the first time and it was only worn in one game to this specification in 97-98. But what a game, a real battle at Highbury in one of the first real top of the table clashes between Man Utd and Arsenal in what would become a bitter rivalry at the summit of the league for the next generation. Teddy Sheringham bagged a sweet brace but David Platt found a late winner in a classic encounter which finished 3-2 to the hosts. It would be the story of a frustrating season for the Red Devils following the departure of their leader Eric Cantona and they had to settle for being runners-up in the Premier League this time around. May missed out on the Arsenal game and featured only 11 times in this campaign due to injury. The centre back moved to Old Trafford in 94-95 and was a regular up until '97 when persistent injuries began to hamper his career heavily, still May remained at the club until 2003 and picked up a Champions League winners medal to go alongside his domestic trophy haul