JD Football | May 16, 2023

Throwback Manchester United Gear from adidas Originals

adidas Originals is bringing an old-school vibe to your Manchester United matchday ‘fit.

Throwing it back to the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, when Sir Alex Ferguson was still to secure his first of 13 Premier League titles, this range takes you back to where it all began.


Celebrate an iconic period of United history with the latest collection. Get all the details below. 👇


Building Towards Greatness

Between 1988 and 1990, Manchester United were building their first great, title-winning side.


On the pitch, the team was struggling, but off it, the foundations were being put in place for English football dominance.


Joining already established players like Bryan Robson and Clayton Blackmore was striker Mark Hughes, who returned to the club in 1988 after leaving for Barcelona, and promising young teenager Lee Sharpe from Torquay United.


In 1989, Mike Phelan and Paul Ince were brought in to bolster the midfield, while Gary Pallister was signed to partner Steve Bruce at the back.


Results at the time were poor but the team being assembled was about to take English football by storm.


A win in the 1990 FA Cup final over Crystal Palace would help an under-pressure Sir Alex keep his job. He would go on to secure another 37 trophies during his time at Old Trafford.



Manchester United 🤝 adidas Originals

Now you can rep the iconic third kit from that significant moment in the history of Manchester United.


Cut from recycled polyester and with all the signature details of that legendary shirt, it comes in a Collegiate Royal colourway and includes the classic White collar with Red and Black trim.


This shirt has subtle MUFC watermarking throughout the jacquard material and features all the same club branding from the era, from the sponsors to the famous Trefoil logo embroidered to the chest.


It has a retro-inspired Manchester United crest and is finished up with 3-Stripes to the sleeves.


Get the full kit by bagging the matching 1988-90 third shorts for the full throwback look.


Straight out of the archives, these recycled polyester shorts feature an elasticated waistband for a relaxed fit.


They come with a suede Trefoil logo and Man United crest for OG vibes and are cut with anti-UV fabric and a breathable mesh lining to keep you cool.


On rainy Manchester matchdays, grab some extra protection with the 1988-90 Manchester United Bench Jacket.


Inspired by the jacket the players wore on the sidelines, it’s made from waterproof recycled polyester with a pack-away hood and storm-flap for coverage.


It comes with a suede Trefoil and MUFC crest, with a printed badge to the inside.


For added comfort but still bringing those retro feels, check out the OG hoodie and sweat shorts.


Pullin’ inspo from the 1988-90 training kit, these sweats are cut from cosy cotton fabric for an easy, laidback feel.


They come complete with the suede linear logo and crest for an old-school look and feel, with classic 3-Stripes to finish up.



Finally, you can’t go wrong with a classic tee to rep at Old Trafford when the Reds are playing at home. Go for either a graphic or Trefoil logo design and refresh your matchday staples in OG style.


Cop the full Manchester United x adidas Originals retro collection right here!

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