#TBT - The Making Of Legends

Manchester United 2007/08 Design

Sporting iD have a proud heritage in designing and producing some of the most iconic football names and number combinations. We have worked with some of the biggest names in football for many years and have been part of some of the most memorable stories of footballing history.

As part of the popular Throw Back Thursday (#tbt) Twitter trend we will uncover some Sporting iD designs of the past, taking a closer look at some of these fantastic typefaces and the stories that established them in the annals of footballing history.

In this third #tbt of the series we take a look at an iconic Manchester United style from the 2007/08 season. This Sporting iD designed font was developed in consultation with, the then Red Devils kit manufacturer, Nike and features a white/grey home number with a white Manchester United Crest and a black/grey away style with the same white crest.

Sporting iD's Manchester United 2007/08 Design

During this memorable season for all Red Devil Supporters, United completed a League, cup and Champions League treble over Chelsea FC beating them in the FA Community Shield season opener, 3- 0 on penalties. They were victorious in the final of Europe’s most prestigious club tournament again on penalties and although they shared the honours in the league meetings, a victory to each team, United were crowned Premier League Champions for the 10th time beating Chelsea to the title by two points.

The 2007/08 season was also memorable as the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster and this was remembered with a minutes silence before the Manchester derby on 10th February. During this match Manchester Utd. wore a kit, similar in design to the kit worn by the 1958 team, without sponsors or club crest. This sentiment was echoed by the blue half of Manchester when they wore a sponsor less shirt in the same game.

Manchester United’s 07/08 team was also a memorable one with many super stars and soon to be super stars wearing this fantastic name and number design. Some of the highlights include Christiano Ronaldo with his iconic number 7, Edwin van der Sar a goalkeeper lauded as one of the best of his generation and Paul Scholes a player who only ever donned the Manchester United Shirt and is the most decorated English Footballer of all time, he was also hailed as “the complete footballer” by Zinedine Zidane.

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Rooney 10 Manchester United 07/08 Hero