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Gary and Phil Neville - For Club & Country Manchester United players have worn the shirts of their national teams as far back as the days of Newton Heath. Invariably today's team is crammed full of International players. Below you will find just some of the shirts worn by reds over the years.
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Argentina shirt as worn by Gabrielle Heinze

Many United fans have long held a hatred for the England team, with Argentina being the chosen alternative. When United signed Juan Sebastian Veron the love for England's South American rivals became even greater. He played for United and Argentina from 2001-2003. The chants of "Arg-en-tina!" became even louder at Old Trafford when the Reds signed Gabrielle Heinze in 2004, who quickly became a favourite of the fans, winning player of the year in his first season. Carlos Tevez' arrival in 2007 cemented the strange love affair between the fans and the national team from South America.

Considering United's reputation for exciting, flair football, it is surprising how long it took them to sign their first player from the country of the Samba Soccer Kings. But when he arrived in 2007 it took Anderson no time at all to show Reds fans what they had been missing. Sgortley afterwards United signed a couple of promising twin brothers, Fabio & Rafael Silva, both highly talented fullbacks and ones to watch for the future.
Cameroon shirt as worn by Eric Djemba Djemba

Whilst his stay at United was brief, 2003-2005, Eric Djemba-Djemba became Cameroon's biggest superstar overnight by his move to Old Trafford.
Karel Poborsky wearing the number 8 of the Czech Republic

Czech Republic
United signed winger Karel Poborsky after the Czech side he played in progressed from their Euro96 first round base in Manchester to reach the final at Wembley. He played for both United and the Czech Republic between 1996 and 1997.
Jesper Olsen wearing the Denamrk kit for the 1986 World Cup Finals in Mexico

Goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel wasn't the first United player to represent Denmark (he played for the Danes from 1992-98 whilst at United). Skillful winger Jesper Olsen (now a Cheshire businessman) played for both United and his country from 1985-88, whilst classy defender Johnny Sivebaek played for both from 1986-88. Mads Timm played for the national team up to U-20 level but didn't make the seniors.
the 1966 England World Cup winning jersey as worn by Charlton and Stiles

United have had over 50 players wear the famous three lions on their shirt, including England legends Bobby Charlton, Bryan Robson and David Beckham. Despite the fact 7 United players wore the England shirt for the 2001 match against Albania (and another 2 were on the bench), United players have often been treated badly by England fans... possibly one of the reasons most United fans remain 'anti-England'.
the 1982 England World Cup jersey as worn by Bryan Robson, Ray Wilkins and Steve Coppell
The full list of United and England stars include: Charlie Roberts (United and England 1904-05), George Wall (1906-13), Harold Halse (1908-09), Jack Mew (1920-21), John Silcock (1920-23), Joe Spence (1925-27), Henry Cockburn (1946-52), John Aston (snr) (1947-51), Stan Pearson (1947-52), Jack Rowley (1948-52), Allenby Chilton (1950-52), Johnny Berry (1952-56), Tommy Taylor (1952-58), Roger Byrne (1953-58), Bill Foulkes (1954-55), Duncan Edwards (1954-58), Ray Wood (1954-56), Bobby Charlton (1956-70), David Pegg (1956-57), Warren Bradley (1958-59), Wilf McGuinness (1958-59), Denis Viollet (1959-62), Nobby Stiles (1964-70), John Connelly (1965-66), David Sadler (1967-71), Alex Stepney (1967-68), Brian Kidd (1969-70), Brian Greenhoff (1975-78), Gordon Hill (1975-78), Stuart Pearson (1975-78), Steve Coppell (1977-83), Ray Wilkins (1979-84), Bryan Robson (1981-92), Mike Duxbury (1983-85), South African Gary Bailey (1984-85), Viv Anderson (1987-88), Mike Phelan (1989-90), Neil Webb (1989-92), Gary Pallister (1990-97), Lee Sharpe (1990-94), Paul Parker (1991-94), Paul Ince (1992-95), Andrew Cole (1994-2001), Gary Neville (1994-date) , Phil Neville (1995-date), David Beckham (1996-2003), Nicky Butt (1996-2004), Paul Scholes (1996-date), Teddy Sheringham (1997-2001), Wes Brown (1998-date), Rio Ferdinand (2002-date), Wayne Rooney (2004-date), Alan Smith (2004-2008) and Kieran Richardson (2005-2007). Amazingly United legend Steve Bruce never won a single cap for England despite being rated as one of the club's greatest defenders.
the 2003 England Shirt as worn by David Beckham
the 2005 England Shirt as worn by Wayne Rooney
Eric Cantona wearing the France football kit

Whilst United have had four players wear the blue of France, one name stands out above all others: Eric Cantona. His relationship with the French FA was notoriously bad and as a result he only received 2 caps whilst playing for United (1992-93). The other French internationals at United are Fabien Barthez (2000-2004), Mikael Silvestre (2000-08) and Laurent Blanc (2001-02).
the latest Holland jesrey as worn by Ruud van Nistelrooy

Dutch masters to have played for both their country and United have included Jordi Cruyff (1996-97), Jaap Stam (1997-2001) and, of course, a certain Rutgerus van Nistelrooij... better known as Ruud van Nistelrooy (2001-date). United legend Arnold Muhren also won 23 caps for Holland but suprisingly none during his time at Old Trafford. Goalkeeper Raimond van der Gouw was a useful player for United from 1996-2002 and set the scene for United to sign the legendary keeper Edwin van der Saar (2005-) who etched his name into the United history books with his heroics in the Penalty Shoot-out of the 2008 Champions League Final in Moscow.
the Northern Ireland shirt as worn by George Bestthe Northern Ireland 1982 World Cup shirt as worn by Norman Whiteside

Northern Ireland
Despite never qualifying for the World Cup Finals with Northern Ireland, Belfast's favourite son, George Best, still managed to win the European Footballer of the Year title in 1968 for his performances with United. Interestingly, United always had at least one Northern Ireland international in their squad over a 46 year period, including legends Jimmy Nicholl, Norman Whiteside and Sammy McIlroy. This run ended in 1992 when Mal Donaghy left Old Trafford.
United players capped by Northern Ireland include: WS McMillen (1933-37), T Breen (1936-39), J Carey (1946-49), Jackie Blanchflower (1953-58), Harry Gregg (1957-64), Jimmy Nicholson (1960-62), Ronnie Briggs (1961-62), S McMillan (1962-63), George Best (1963-74), Sammy McIlroy (1971-82), T Anderson (1973-75), Tommy Jackson (1975-77), David McCreery (1975-79), Jimmy Nicholl (1975-82), Chris McGrath (1976-79), Tom Sloan (1978-79), Norman Whiteside (1981-88), Mal Donaghy (1988-92), Keith Gillespie (1994-95), Pat McGibbon (1994-97), Phil Mulryne (1996-99), David Healy (1999-2000), Roy Carroll (2001-2005).
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer models the Norway shirt

Manchester United have always been the best supported team in Norway; even the single 'Come On You Reds' topped the charts there!. You can imagine the euphoria that followed United's 1999 European Cup Final victory - especially as the squad included three Norwegian internationals: Ronny Johnsen (1997-2000), Henning Berg (1997-2000) and the winning goalscorer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (1997-2007).
the Portugal 04-05 shirt has worn by Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo (2003-date) has become the most famous footballer Portugal have produced since Luis Figo and both Manchester United and Portugal shirts bearing his name, can be seen worn by kids all over the globe. Another brilliant Portuguese winger joined the club in and Nani is also becoming a fans' favourite.
the Ireland shirt worn inthe 1960's by the likes of Johnny Giles, Noel Cantwell, Tonny Dunne and Shay Brennanthe current Ireland shirt as worn by Roy Keane

Republic Of Ireland
United's Irish connection extends further than just their massive fan base. They've had over 25 capped players including Noel Cantwell, who was the country's leading scorer for many years before eventually being overtaken by two more United players (in turn), Don Givens and Frank Stapleton. More recently Roy Keane's sudden departure from the 2002 World Cup left the country in a state of shock and even the Irish Prime Minister, Bertie Aherne (a die-hard red himself) had to get involved.
United players capped by Eire include: M Hamill (1911-14),
W Crooks (1921-22), D Lyner (1922-23), T Breen (1936-37), Johnny Carey (1937-53), Liam Whelan (1956-57), J Carolan (1959-60), Johnny Giles (1959-63), Noel Cantwell (1961-67), Tony Dunne (1962-71), P Dunne (1964-67), Shay Brennan (1965-70), D Givens (1969-70), Gerry Daly (1973-77), M Martin (1973-75), P Roche (1974-75), Ashley Grimes (1978-83), Kevin Moran (1980-88), Frank Stapleton (1981-87), Paul McGrath (1985-89), Liam O'Brien (1987-88), Denis Irwin (1990-2001), Brian Carey (1992-93), Roy Keane (1993-2005), John O'Shea (2001-date), Liam Miller (2004-06).

United's Tartan heroes, who have worn the blue of Scotland during their time at Old Trafford include Denis Law, Joe Jordan, Arthur Albiston, Brian McClair and 5 players who appeared in the same Scotland side that met England in 1973 (Alex Forsyth, Martin Buchan, Lou Macari, George Graham and Willie Morgan). Amazingly, United fielded 8 Scottish internationals against West Ham in the same year!
United players capped by Scotland include: A Bell (1911-12), T Miller (1920-21), N McBain (1922-23), J Delaney (1946-48), Denis Law (1962-75), Paddy Crerand (1963-66), F Burns (1969-70), Willie Morgan (1971-74), Martin Buchan (1972-77), George Graham (1972-73), Jim Holton (1972-75), A Forsyth (1973-76), Lou Macari (1973-78), Stewart Houston (1975-76), Joe Jordan (1977-82), Gordon McQueen (1978-80), Arthur Albiston (1981-86), Gordon Strachan (1984-89), Brian McClair (1987-93), Jim Leighton (1988-90), Michael Stewart (2001-05), Darren Fletcher (2003-date)
the SOuth Africa shirt as worn by Quinton Fortune

Manchester United's huge fanbase in South Africa was excited when the reds signed Quinton Fortune. The former FIFA Young World Footballer of the Year has played for both United and South Africa since 1998.

Jesper Blomqvist wearing the Sweden kit

Despite United's massive fanbase in Sweden for many years, classy winger Jesper Blomqvist is the only player to have played for both United and his country (between 1998-2001).

Dwight Yorke wearing the Trinidad & Tobago kit

When Dwight Yorke signed for Manchester United in 1998, the little island's population celebrated like never before. Unfortunately his 'wild party' lifestyle meant that he fell out of favour with both his national coach and Sir Alex Ferguson. He played for both United and Trinidad between 1998-2002.

Diego Forlan playing for Uruguay

Current United favourite Diego Forlan has played for both club and country since 2001.

The 1950 USA kit as worn against England by United's Eddie McIlvenny

United's new signing, goalkeeper Tim Howard, isn't the first United player to have played for the US soccer team. Youngster Jovan Kirovski hadn't represented his country enough to satisfy the UK government to renew his Old Trafford work permit, whilst Scot Eddie McIlvenny, who played for United between 1950-53, skippered the USA to the famous 1-0 win over England in 1950, being one of three non-American players in the team.

Andrei Kanchelskis wearing the Russian national kit

United's lightning fast winger Andrei Kanchelskis played for both United and the USSR (later the CIS) between 1991 and 1995. When the Soviet Union collapsed, he had the opportunity to play for the Ukraine, Russia or Lithuania where his father was born. He chose Russia. He had already played for the old USSR and CIS teams, appearing for the CIS (Russia) in the 1992 European Championships in Sweden.

United's Welsh connection dates all the way back to 1889 when Newton Heath had 6 players in the Welsh team. Current Wales manager and United legend, Mark Hughes, made 75 appearances for Wales, whilst Mickey Thomas (51), Billy Meredith (48) and Clayton Blackmore (39) are set to be overtaken by current United winger, Ryan Giggs.
United players capped by Wales include: T Burke (1886-88), J Powell (1886-88), J Doughty (1887-90), R Doughty (1887-88), J Davies (1888-90), G Owen (1888-89), W Owen (1888-89), J Owen (1891-92), C Jenkyns (1896-97), Billy Meredith (1907-20), R Bennion (1925-32), T Jones (1926-30), H Thomas (1926-27), D Williams (1928-29), J Warner (1938-39), C Webster (1956-58), G Moore (1963-64), R Davies (1972-73), Mikey Thomas (1978-81), Alan Davies (1983-85), Mark Hughes (1984-86 & 1988-95), Clayton Blackmore (1985-94), Ryan Giggs (1991-date), Simon Davies (1995-96)
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United's only Yugoslavian player was 1980's fullback Nickki Jovanovic who played for club and country five times between 1980 and 1982.

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Manchester United jerseys - Ronaldo "Everyone has been telling me about George Best, Bryan Robson and Eric Cantona, and it does fill me with pride to be following in their footsteps. I know the number 7 shirt has a great tradition at United and anyone would be proud to wear it. But there is more to it than people in England may realise. For me it is extra special because it is also Luis Figo's number. When I was growing up in Portugal, Figo wore the 7 of Sporting Lisbon. Like any kid with dreams of being a footballer, I wanted to be Figo. I wanted to wear the number 7."
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