Man Utd v Barcelona: Champions League final kits

Ollie Irish

27th, May 2009


What the teams will be wearing in Rome
Manchester United
With Barcelona awarded official home team status in the CL final, Man Utd have chosen to wear an all-white kit (C-Ron can see if he likes playing in all white) with blue trim. The last time the two sides met in a European final, in the 1991 Cup Winners’ Cup final, United wore all-white (with red trim), and went on to win 2-1. A lucky omen? Perhaps, though I doubt Alex Ferguson believes in luck.
Wayne Rooney says he pictures himself playing in white and lifting the cup, while Ronaldo says he likes playing in white.
The Catalans will be wearing their classic blue-and-red home kit…

A good day for Nike then.
UPDATED: OK, Joe was right: Barca will be wearing their current home kit. Cheers.

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  1. Joe says:

    Huh? I thought Barca had that FC Basle-like 2-panel shirt this year. Did they change it just for the final?

  2. jack says:

    Man U looked like losers right from the off in their ice cream seller outfits. Barcelona in their own strip had a psychological edge as any sport psychologist will tell you.
    At Barca, they make a big deal about the team strip and the pride in being allowed to wear it.
    United are merely a collection of buccaneers with no pride in the team strip.
    Which is why United felt like a bunch of turds in white after Barcas first goal. They simply had no pride or unity.
    Who was it that actually decided that Barca could wear their own strip? A Barca fan no doubt.

  3. martin says:

    It’s a draw that decides which team is named first. If kits clash the other one has to revert to their second option. Manchester’s was blue, so they went to the third one.
    Anyway – that’s not the Barcelona kit. Since 2004 nike have made special Champions League kits with the back all blue or all red.

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