To mark United’s participation in the 1984 Skol (League) Cup Final, the kit for that season was modified slightly. For the 1983/84 season, there was text below the badge, which read “Scottish Premier League Champions 1983”. However, for this particular cup final against Rangers at Hampden, the text was changed. Instead, “Skol Cup Final 1984” was embroidered below the club crest.
Made in a less shiny material than the previous top, a mixture of polyester and cotton, the tangerine Home shirt had occasional double horizontal lines running across the body, a simple black V neck collar, and three black Adidas stripes running from the collar down to the black cuffs on both sleeves. The shorts and socks remained the same as had been used that season. The black shorts had three tangerine stripes down each side, with the Adidas logo on the bottom left, and the tangerine socks were topped with three black stripes on the turnover.
ThIs kit with the cup final embroidery was only ever worn on the 28th of October, 1984, the League Cup Final at Hampden and played in front of 41,526 fans. United ended up on the wrong side of a 1-0 score line with future United striker Iain Ferguson scoring the winner for Rangers. This particular shirt was worn by legendary United striker Paul Sturrock, with the No.10 on the back.