The Manchester United Collection, a new Nike Sportswear apparel range, pays homage to the illustrious history of the Manchester United No. 7 shirt. The flair, leadership and will to win embodied by the club’s No. 7s characterize the off-pitch apparel collection.
Specifically, Manchester United legends including George Best, Bryan Robson, and Eric Cantona inspire the designs.
You could say it’s the winning mentality that unites the great No. 7s — the mentality of a champion, always wanting to win and having that hunger for trophies,” Antonio Valencia, current Manchester United winger, said about the significance of the storied No. 7.
The Best L/S Polo, red with white trim on the crew neck collar and cuffs, recalls the home shirt worn by the European Cup-winning team of 1968. The gingham lining of the black Woven Jacket references the textile industry that helped establish Manchester as a centre of industry in the mid-18th century.
The No. 7 itself takes pride of place...