Squad numbers were introduced in the Premier League in 1993-94, but they wouldn’t be permitted for use in Uefa competitions until the 1996-97 campaign.
As champions in the first two seasons of the Premier League and runners-up in the third, Manchester United were the only English side to compete in all three ‘in between’ seasons, with Arsenal, Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers each clocking up two campaigns.
In addition to going 1-11 in Europe, United also went without squad numbers in the Coca-Cola Cup in 1994-95 and 1995-96, as well as one FA Cup tie in the latter season. Similar to Simon Treanor’s in-depth Liverpool series, we will look at 1993-94, 1994-95 and 1995-96 in order, examining how United adapted for the games where 1-11 was used.
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Manchester United 1993-94
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