My Story:

The club version of the Nike Geo Merlin Vapor line of balls that was manufactured with the badge and colour scheme of Manchester United, hence making it a very rare collectible since this is match quality with FIFA Approved code of 259.B6M, and the club balls produced by Nike nowadays are just lousy replicas.  This ball was probably available during the 2002 to 2004 season but I am not sure if it was ever used in an actual match itself.

According to Wikipedia: Manchester United Football Club is an English professional football club, based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.

Manchester United have won many trophies in English football, including a record 20 League titles, a record 11 FA Cups, four League Cups and a record 19 FA Community Shields. The club has also won three European Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. In 1998–99, the club won a Treble of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League, an unprecedented feat for an English club.

The 1958 Munich air disaster claimed the lives of eight players. In 1968, under the management of Matt Busby, Manchester United was the first English football club to win the European Cup. Sir Alex Ferguson won 25 major honours, and 38 in total, from November 1986 to May 2013, when he announced his retirement after 26 years at the club. Fellow Scot David Moyes was appointed as his replacement on 9 May 2013.

Manchester United is one of the wealthiest and most widely supported football teams in the world. After being floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1991, the club was purchased by Malcolm Glazer in May 2005 in a deal valuing the club at almost £800 million.In August 2012, Manchester United made an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. In January 2013, Manchester United became the first sports team in the world to be valued at $3 billion. Forbes Magazine valued the club at $3.3 billion – $1.2 billion higher than the next most valuable sports team.

 

The Official Story:

Definitely not available anywhere so the generic version should be good enough.

 

Technical Story:

Made in Pakistan.

FIFA Approved Code: 259.B6M


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