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Man United's 'invisible' grey 1995-96 shirt worn by Eric Cantona put up for sale for £12,000

Manchester United’s ‘invisible’ grey 1995-96 shirt worn by Eric Cantona put up for sale for an eye-watering £12,000… with ‘extraordinarily uncommon’ package solely worn 5 occasions as a result of the gamers moaned they could not see one another!

  • An notorious grey Manchester United shirt worn by Eric Cantona is up for sale
  • The Frenchman’s XXL-sized 1995-96 season away strip is priced at £12,000 
  • The grey package was solely worn 5 occasions earlier than they ditched the ill-advised strip 
  • Sir Alex Ferguson famously ordered his United gamers to vary out of that package 

An notorious ‘invisible’ grey soccer shirt worn by Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has emerged for sale for £12,000.

The membership performed within the ill-advised strip for away video games throughout the 1995-96 Premier League season, however they quickly ditched the jersey after dropping 4 out of 5 video games in it.

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Things got here to a head throughout an away sport at Southampton in April 1996 the place the staff went in at half-time 3-0 down.

The gamers complained the grey shirts made their teammates mix in with the crowds they usually could not choose one another out on the pitch.

Sir Alex Ferguson ordered his gamers to vary right into a blue and white colored strip, though they nonetheless misplaced the match 3-1.

Sir Alex mentioned in his post-match interview: ‘The gamers do not just like the grey strip. The gamers could not choose one another out.

‘They mentioned it was tough to see their staff mates at a distance once they lifted their heads.’

An notorious grey Manchester United soccer shirt worn by Eric Cantona has emerged for sale

The club played in the ill-advised 'invisible' strip for away games during the 1995-96 season

The membership performed within the ill-advised ‘invisible’ strip for away video games throughout the 1995-96 season

The long-sleeved XXL-sized Umbro shirt, with Cantona’s identify and quantity seven on the again, goes underneath the hammer with Graham Budd Auctions, of London.

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It has been consigned by an abroad non-public collector of Manchester United memorabilia and types a part of a sale that celebrates 30 years of the Premier League.

Adam Gascoigne, chief government of Graham Budd Auctions, mentioned: ‘A sale commemorating 30 years of the Premier league would not be full with out one thing from Eric Cantona.

Sir Alex Ferguson made Cantona and his side change shirts at half-time in Southampton

Sir Alex Ferguson made Cantona and his aspect change shirts at half-time in Southampton

‘This extraordinarily uncommon grey ‘invisible’ shirt from the 1995-96 season is among the nice tales within the historical past of the Premier League.

‘Man Utd solely wore the package 5 occasions, dropping 4 and drawing as soon as.

‘Losing at half time to Southampton on the Dell, Sir Alex lastly had sufficient and ordered the gamers to vary in to their blue and white third alternative package.

‘But it was to no avail, as they nonetheless misplaced the sport and have been fined for altering kits!’

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Despite their travails within the grey shirt that season, Man Utd nonetheless received the league, holding off Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle United.

The sale takes place on May 24.

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