Early bird Sean bags United shirts in website blunder!

Man Utd kits

ON THE CHEAP… Sean Martin’s nephews Max and Sam with the new season shirts

LUCKY Enniskillen United fan Sean Martin was one of thousands to capitalise on a Manchester United website blunder that saw the side’s new Premier League kit go on sale for way below asking price.

 The mistake, which saw fans able to pick up a replica shirt for around half the normal cost, happened on Thursday past.


And United fan Sean was all to happy to bag three shirts: One for himself and his two nephews ahead of the new season.

The replica shirt normally retails at around £52 – but the website error saw them being sold for a mere £22.

Sean, 27, was up at 4am to watch the reds take on LA Galaxy in a pre-season match when he read on Twitter about the shirts going on the cheap online.

“I clicked on the website and ordered the tops, and paid through PayPal as I wasn’t sure whether it was some scam,” Sean explained.

“The early bird catches the worm though so lucky I got them, and I saw other ones who managed to get boots and tops all at the discounted price.”

Sean wasn’t sure if the site would honour the deal – but they did.

He got the shirts for his £60 – when it should have cost £130.


The other two shirts were for his nephews Sam, 18 months, and Max who is three.

The lifetime United fan is moving to England, and has a season ticket in hand for the coming season. He’ll be hoping the side’s luck is in, as he was, after a dismal season under David Moyes.

“Van Gaal says the right things and has them playing better although it is only a couple of pre-season friendlies but still you can see the changes already,” Sean said.

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