The story behind Manchester United’s iconic Adidas kit worn in the 1991 Cup Winners' Cup final against Barcelona

Manchester United 1991 Cup Winners' Cup
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When Manchester United and Barcelona progressed to the final of the 1991 Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA had a problem.

Colour clashes between all four home and away kits meant one side would have to wear a unique shirt created just for the final. In the drawing of lots, Manchester United lost… or won.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.