RoM are backing the idea of resisting purchasing the latest Manchester United shirt as another attack in getting the Glazers out of the club. We’re not preaching or telling any other red what they should do, but if you’re undecided, read the thinking behind this.

Every week over the summer we will be giving away a pre-Glazer United shirt as a way of encouraging people to dig out their old shirts, buy off eBay, or wear another United-related t-shirt, instead of going out and buying the newest shirt.

We offer our congratulations to Colton McCann from Las Vegas for winning the first shirt in our summer give away, the 1996-1998 shirt.

Our second shirt on offer is the away shirt from the 2002-2003 season which United were wearing the night Ruud van Nistelrooy scored a brilliant goal against FC Basel in our 3-1 away win.

Question: How man goals did Ruud score in Europe that season?

Send your full name, address and shirt size to republik_of_mancunia_competition@hotmail.co.uk. The winner of the competition will be asked to take a picture of themselves wearing the shirt once it arrives to be posted up on the blog (you can cut your face off the picture if you’re camera shy).




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