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08/09 Man United Third Shirt

man united third shirt 08/09 Man United Third Shirt

Could the above photograph be Man United’s third shirt for the 08/09 season? It’s hard to tell, but it’s entirely possible (source: Football Shirts).

It’s quite possible that this may be a fake, but at this stage of the season it’s too early to tell until Nike releases images of the official shirt. From all accounts, Man United will have a third shirt next season and it’s supposed to be blue. Their new away shirt will be white.

If the blue shirt above is the real one, what are your thoughts about it? Click the comments link below.

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40 Responses to 08/09 Man United Third Shirt

  1. CB says:

    Who are we Chelsea? It’s one thing to have Edwin wear blue, but the whole team?

  2. TheScout says:

    Looks more like a training top than an actual match top. I hope this is not their third shirt…it’s awful.

  3. Shreveport United says:

    Thats the keeper shirt for this year.

  4. Todd says:

    its not the keeper shirt, but it is a shirt that has been spotted many months ago…making me believe its a fake. ive not seen it used as a training top, i just think its a fake. unless it leaked less than 6 months after this years came out.

  5. Kartik says:

    Yuck! Good work Gaffer getting this but quite honestly I would have rather not seen it.

  6. Charlie says:

    Its just like our current home and away shirts, this one (obviously!) is blue.

    I’m leaning towards this being a fake. The blue kit next year is to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of United’s first European Cup title, I would think such a kit would probably look something like what United wore back then.

    We will find out soon enough, I suppose…

  7. Charlie says:

    Correction to the above… make that the 40th Anniversary. Sorry.

  8. Brian says:

    It seems like it’s a reject from this season. It has the gold champions patch and the back stripe.

  9. JLay says:

    I’ve seen those being sold online, they’re usually pitched as training tops. I really hope that they stick with Red and Black next year, and go with white as the third kit. I really like the look of the all-black kits!

  10. John Smith says:

    This is the same as the Keepers top this year it is a fake or someone has just sed it is that top

  11. Nigel Phillipe Johnson says:

    chelsea are cool ;)

  12. Anonymous says:

    thats this years gk kit

  13. mick squizz says:

    whatever it is whoever owns its obviously knows something we dont cos it has the champions gold badges on the sleeves

  14. Anonymous says:

    i really dont like it blue… now i’ll have to go out and buy that blue kit, which looks awful.

  15. Chris says:

    They arent champions league gold patches they are the premier league gold patches

  16. Balboa says:

    its not the champions leage gold patch on the sleeves its the premier league patch
    you ppl need ur eyes checked. who cares wat it looks like
    as long as we’re still winning thats all that matters

  17. Aaron says:

    no one likes it like the first one said we are not chelsea and i HATE THEM!!!!!!!!!! and i always buy the kits but i think this is going to be the first one i’m not going to buy i think we should stick to black, white and red. There is only 1 team i hate more than chelsea is liverpool because thoose 2 teams are becoming so comen

  18. mark says:

    that is this seasons keeper shirt u can see the white stripe thing on theback near the bottom

  19. Marc says:

    That is most definitely a shortsleeve version of this year’s keeper’s kit. Trust me, I have the longsleeve version and it looks identical…

  20. geoff says:

    If thats our new blue!!! kit my hard to find money wont be spent on it

  21. Daniel says:

    Once.. some player got Transfered to Man City..
    He wears RED shoes and he’s getting boo’d , don’t you think United will get boo’d if they are going to play their matches in BLUE?
    I think this is a fake t-shirt …

  22. kieran says:

    you can quite clearly see that it is this seasons goal keeper shirt of you dont believe me check it on the man utd officail website in the megastore

  23. Anonymous says:

    How can you not recognise our own ‘keeper’s shirt from this year? Good God.

  24. SAM says:

    The people who are saying they hate it because it’s blue and thats the colour of Chelsea and Man City …………. Aren’t you forgetting that, after white and black, blue is the next most common colour that Manchester United have worn as an away kit – 2005, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1996, 1994 etc … . Those kits never got booed or never bought. You should support and love the badge on those shirts not the colour of the strip. Blue has always been a third kit and hardly worn anyway, but at the moment were top of the table and in the final of the champions league going for the double……… who gives a shit about next years shirt!

  25. bryn says:

    This shirt was meant to be utds third kit but they never wore it, it was in the megastore catalogue at the start of the season, I dont mind having a blue shirt seing that we won the european cup in 68 wearing the blue shirt.

  26. Enam says:

    it probz da goalkeeper top…dey aint gna hav da full team in blue when dey cald red devils r dey:L

  27. jonny says:

    read the comments people. it really is the keeper top. how can you not know that ?

  28. chris says:

    this is the goalkeeper kit with short sleeves nothing more plus the 3rd kit this year will be white as our colours are red white and black

  29. Gregg says:

    You’re all fucking planks. United were wearing all blue when they won the European Cup in 1968, and have regularly worn it as an away colour ever since.

    It really does resemble the goalkeeper kit from this season with short sleeves, though. If it is the new third kit, I’ll probably end up buying it for completism rather than anything else, but I’d really rather keep this season’s away shirt. We look better in black, and it brings back fond memories of Eric le Roi kicking that Palace fan in the mush.

  30. nathan says:

    how can it be fake if its been made its only a kit does it matter wot it looks like we still gonna the the league again

  31. roy says:

    f*uk off nike..ugly design

  32. shrews red says:

    any1 in the no wud of seen van der sar werin dis shirt all season, it’s the goalkeeper 1

  33. adamdon says:

    well united were using the 06-07 away kit as a third kit this season so they would probably get a new third kit… but i definetly dont want blue as a third kit!!!

  34. Dil says:

    look it looks like a keeper kit coz of the white line on the shoulders but i dont like the black kit donno the whit and i wouldnt mind this kit its a historical man united shirt….even though i hate chelsea..but i donno i now that the new away kit is white and the 3rd …we have to wait

  35. michael says:

    yea i think its time to change up the color. not blue…
    I was thinking gold i think that would look awesome

  36. Chris says:

    what a bunch of berks some of you are! United’s traditional 3 colours have always been Red (home), White (away0 and Blue (3rd)! just look up the kits from the 80′s, every season we had Red, White and Blue.

    The likelyhood is that this season 3rd kit will be blue to commemorate the first European trophy. I’m just starting to get a bit pee’d off with being told a kit will be for 2 seaons and then new ones coming out the next year!

  37. Anonymous says:

    It’s the goal keeper shirt

  38. BAL says:

    The UNITED FLAG colors are red white and black! Thats what they should wear!

  39. carlos says:

    Last time I checked ManU were the red devils not the the blue devils or angels

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