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Eric Cantona shirt sold for £12400, Graham Budd Auctions, UK - 12 May 2022An infamous 'invisible' grey football shirt worn by Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has today sold for £12,400.
The club played in the ill-advised strip for away games during the 1995-96 Premier League season. But they ditched the jersey after losing four out of five games in it.
Things came to a head during an away game at Southampton in April 1996 where the team went in at half-time 3-0 down. The players complained the grey shirts made their teammates blend in with the crows and they couldn't pick each other out on the pitch.
Sir Alex Ferguson ordered his players to change into a blue and white coloured strip, although they still lost the match 3-1.
The long-sleeved XXL-sized Umbro shirt, with Cantona's name and number seven on the back, went under the hammer with Graham Budd Auctions, of London. Also in the sale, a pair of Umbro XAI boots Wayne Rooney wore when he scored his first Premier League goal as a 16 year old fetched £10,540.