Manchester United has revealed their new home shirt and kit for the 2013-14 season. The new kit is made by Nike. Manchester United’s new kit launches are some of the most anticipated thanks to their massive worldwide following. Leaked images of the new kit have been doing the rounds on the web for a few weeks and today’s official launch confirms that many of the images were accurate.
A new Manchester United kit is big news in football circles. United’s worldwide popularity ensures there’s always great interest when a new United kit is launched. For the 2013/14 season Nike and United have gone for a clean, classic look. The shirt is red with a black, buttoned down collar.
‘United’s new home shirt for 2013/14 takes inspiration from the club’s success and Manchester’s industrial heritage.
The kit features the return of the black collar, a popular and evocative symbol ever since Eric Cantona wore it upturned in the 1990s. This season’s tailored, button-down collar boasts three buttons at the front and one at the back, a modern twist that’s also intrinsically Mancunian.
Clean and classic, the new kit features a single shade of red, although the gingham-inspired check design that characterised last season’s shirt (and was such a feature of Manchester’s cotton mills in the 18th Century) still makes an appearance – in tonal black and grey, underneath the collar and in two side vents on the shirt’s hem.
The new home shorts are white with a thin black stripe on the hem at the back, while the socks are the customary black and feature a white stripe between two red stripes – a design that replicates the popular United bar scarves – halfway up the leg. This makes it easier for players to pick out team-mates on the pitch.’
Early fan reaction we’ve seen seems to be largely positive. Much more so than last season’s launch. But what do you think of United’s new strip? Comments welcome below.
Manchester United Kit available here.
Classic Manchester United shirts from the past here.