Best Manchester United kits: Our top picks of all time

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If you're looking for the best Manchester United kits of all time, you've come to the right place.

We've put together a list of our top picks based on their designs and any success the team had during each season the kit was active.


Being one of the most successful teams in England though, the selection of great kits is almost endless. Moreover, the launch of the 2022/23 home jersey, which we feel is one of the best football kits this season, makes our selection even trickier.

However, there is a collection of kits that we think stand out from the rest due to the various accolades they were a part of as well as the iconic teams that wore them.

So, from modern designs, like this 2021/22 away kit, to some of the best Premier League kits from the past, like this 1992/93 third strip, we've rounded up the best from United right here to help you build out your football shirt collection.

With that in mind, let's get into our list of the best Manchester United kits of all time...

Best Manchester United kits


Best Manchester United kit of all time - Umbro Home Kit 1992/93

Best Manchester United kits Umbro 1992/93 image of the team celebrating wearing red shirts with white collars and shorts.
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The 1992/93 season was the first in the Premier League era of English football and, in honour of the occasion, Umbro released this incredible home kit that saw the return of the lace-up style from the club's former life as Newton Heath.

The jersey was clearly a good luck charm as Manchester United picked up the inaugural Premier League trophy, which was the first time the club had won a league title in 26 years.

This was, in part, due to the incredible defensive efforts of Gary Pallister and Dennis Irwin, with Peter Schmeichel just behind, who only conceded 31 times over the course of the season, the best of any team during the 1992/93 campaign.

All in all, we feel this iconic 1992/93 Umbro kit is one of the best Manchester United strips of all time thanks to its classic design and the amazing achievements it was a part of.


Best modern Manchester United kit - adidas Away Kit 2021/22

Best Manchester United kits adidas 2021/22 image of the Cavani wearing a white and blue patterned kit with bright red details.
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If you're after something from the current era of football though, we feel it's hard to look past this 2021/22 away strip.

While the kit is modern, the design is actually based on some of the club's early '90s shirts, many of which featured a similar white and light blue colour scheme.

Despite the kit's lack of success under Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Ralf Rangnick, we believe it still deserves attention due to its retro-patterned design alone.

Not only that, but the shirt was worn by a number of huge names in the world of football including Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba, and the returning Cristiano Ronaldo.


Best Manchester United home kit - Nike Home Kit 2007/08

Best Manchester United kits Nike 2007/08 image of Ronaldo celebrating wearing a plain red kit with white shorts.
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On the topic of Cristiano Ronaldo, the 2007/08 Premier League season was one of Manchester United's best ever seasons thanks to his incredible goal-scoring record across all competitions.

The team picked up both the Champions League and Premier League trophies, with Ronaldo subsequently winning the 2008 Ballon d'Or as a result.

In terms of the kit's design, Nike kept things simple by combining a plain red shirt with white shorts and socks to stand out against some of the best kits from rivals Liverpool.

However, we feel the simplicity is what makes this jersey so great and, ultimately, one of the best home kits Manchester United has ever had.


Best Manchester United away kit - Umbro Away Kit 1998/99

Best Manchester United kits Umbro 1998/99 image of Yorke celebrating in a white shirt with black and red details.
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When it comes to away kits though, we feel this classic 1998/99 Umbro strip is up there as one of the best.

Umbro combined a white base with red and black stripes across the centre to match the details on the collar and sleeves.

The kit saw a ton of success as well, featuring as part of the club's Champions League and Premier League-winning campaigns thanks to the instant goal-scoring impact of the season's record signing Dwight Yorke.

As a result, we believe this away jersey is one of the best and most successful kits in the club's history from an era of football being brought back by The Nations' Collection by Umbro for the 2022 World Cup.


Best retro Manchester United kit - Umbro Third Kit 1992/93

Best Manchester United kits Umbro 1992/93 image of the team wearing a half and half yellow and green shirt with a collar.
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During the 1992/93 season, Umbro also released this stunning third-choice strip worn by the likes of Eric Cantona and Mark Hughes during Manchester United's title-winning campaign.

The kit is based on the half-and-half green and yellow strip the club wore as Newton Heath before transitioning into Manchester United in 1902.

Continuing the vintage look, Umbro also included the same lace-up style collar as the home shirt.

As a result, we feel this Manchester United third strip is, not just one of the best kits in the club's history, but perhaps even one of the best retro football kits of all time.


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