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Manchester United FC (England)

Last modified: 2005-12-31 by rob raeside
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[Manchester United football club] from Vexilologia located by Ron Lahav

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Description of the Flag

The flag consists of the arms in gold on a red over white field. The club colours are actually red and white, with black as an extra colour to distinguish United from all the other clubs that wear red and white. The official club flag (or the 1998 version at least) can be seen at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1998/12/98/review_of_98/themes/239078.stm where it is simply red with 'Manchester' in white, over white, with 'United' in red.
Ian Sumner, 18 June 2005

In today's Telegraph are two images from the funeral of George Best, former Manchester United player. The coffin is draped in the team flag - red over white, with MANCHESTER written in white on the red stripe and UNITED written in red on the white stripe. See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news and click on the image to get the bottom half at http://www.telegraph.co.uk.
Rob Raeside, 3 December 2005

At Manchester United's official website and others, it appears that the flag Ron located was entirely convincing, since the 'coat of arms'/badge/'crest'/whatever you want to call it figures prominently and consistently on the websites and souvenir sales items. There are few, if any, 'official' football club flags. It may be worth noting, however, that the flag covering the coffin of Man. U.'s most famous player is hardly likely to be unapproved.
André Coutanche, 3 December 2005

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