Manchester United 1994 player shirt by Umbro believed to have been issued to or match worn by Bruce in the 1994 Coca-Cola Cup Final against Aston Villa played at Wembley on the 27th March 1994.
United went into the Final as strong favourites after winning the league title for the first time in 26 years in '93 they were on course for a domestic treble in this season.
But Villa, managed by former Old Trafford supremo Ron Atkinson and hero defender Paul McGrath, would dash that dream and pull off a shock against the odds here. Aston Villa led at half-time through a Dalian Atkinson strike and Dean Saunders doubled their lead in the 76th minute. There looked to be hope for the Red Devils when Mark Hughes pulled one back but when Kanchelskis handled on the light to prevent a certain goal Saunders made no mistake from the penalty spot and the trophy was Villa's. The side wore their special third shirt in the colours of Newton Heath which was released to commemorate its 100th anniversay which was used as a third kit in both 92-93 & 93-94. Bruce led the side out at Wembley as captain but was substituted in the 83rd minute for striker Brian McClair as Fergie went gung-ho for an equaliser. The centre back joined the club in '87 and was a lynch-pin of the early 90's glory team that restored United to the summit of English football.
Correct player size cloth number professionally machine stitched with flock Umbro logo and name block heat pressed, embroidered Champions 1992-1993 Premier League patches machine stitched, fully embroidered crest, Umbro logo and match details, no Umbro motif on lower front, different style lace to replica version, comes from the personal collection of a club representative - more information and a CFS COA will be provided.