Hall of Kits 1989-90 (Commemorative)

First Worn:
Sunday August 6th, 1989 vs. Real Sociedad (Friendly)

Manufacturer:
Asics

Sponsor:
Scott Oswald & Company


helloUnited turned out for the first time in kit produced by Japanese Sportswear Manufacturers ASICS, in Paul Sturrock's testimonial match. The white away shirt that would be worn for the following two seasons, was modified specifically for Luggy's big game. This particular design was worn once only, in the match against Real Sociedad on the 6th of August, 1989. For this one off occasion a different sponsor adorned the front of the shirt, Scott Oswald & Company, a firm of accountants based in Edinburgh.

Other than the change to the sponsor, the rest of the kit was the same as the standard way outfit for that season. It had a diagonal pattern and shirt manufacturer’s logo throughout the top, enhanced with an occasional horizontal dual stripe. Again, a black V-neck collar and black cuffs were used, with a white and tangerine line included. The design also included striking black and white triangular panels on both shoulders.The white shorts included a black and white triangular panel on each side. The socks were white with black trim.

Marginally over 8,000 turned up to pay tribute to Paul Sturrock on a sultry afternoon which must have at least made the Spaniards feel at home. The match was won by a first half Alaba own goal. Just after the interval, Paul Sturrock made his exit to a rousing reception and was replaced by Kevin Gallacher. The shirt we have photographed here is Kevin's shirt from the match, with number 15 on the back.