Thursday, March 12, 2009

Man United FA Cup Retro Gear

The team who holds the record for most FA Cup trophies (11) -Manchester United - is set to take on Everton in the FA Cup semis April 19, so we thought we'd turn back the clock and bring some old Man United FA Cup Glory, Glory!

These are the newest retro products we have for Manchester United:

Manchester United 1963 FA Cup Soccer Jersey

The 1963 FA Cup Final, the 82nd season of England's premier club football competition: played on 25 May 1963 and contested by Manchester United and Leicester City. United won 3–1, with a goal from Denis Law and two from David Herd.

The importance of televised coverage came to the fore this year as the two sides tossed for choice of colours despite traditionally wearing red and blue shirts respectively. Those colours would look identical to the viewers on their black and white televisions so Leicester, having lost the toss switched to white.

Manchester United 1983 FA Cup Winners Away Soccer Jersey

Manchester United 1983 FA Cup Winners Soccer Jersey

The 1983 FA Cup Final was contested by Manchester United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Wembley. Manchester United were heavilly favored, as Brighton had been relegated from the First Division that season.

The first match finished 2-2 after extra time. Gordon Smith and Gary Stevens scored for Brighton; Frank Stapleton and Ray Wilkins for United.

The second game on the Thursday night went all the Red Devils' way, as Captain Bryan Robson, Norman Whiteside, and Arnold Muhren scored for United in a 4-0 victory. This was the first of three times that Bryan Robson captained Manchester United to FA Cup glory; he also achieved the feat in 1985 and 1990.

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