Manchester United have launched their much anticipated new kit, the first of a record-breaking deal with Adidas worth £75m a year.
United have not worn an Adidas made strip for 24 years, and the new kit has been described as a “classic design”.
Adidas have taken inspiration from classic three-stripe United kits from the 1980s, taking familiar style features that were loved by the fans and combined them with the latest performance technologies to produce innovative, modern classics.
The new home kit, which will be debuted in the opening game of the season at Old Trafford, features a classic v neck cut collar and three stripe design down the shoulder. There is also a graphic design on the hem of the shirt taken from the 1990 shirt famously worn by Ryan Giggs in his debut season.
The new shirt comprises of the traditional red shirt with a v-neck collar in white with red and black detail and the cuffs are white. The shorts are white with red detail and the socks are black with a red and white detail as you can see in the pictures.
You can also see the new goalkeeper’s kit in the pictures.
Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold comments:
“Everyone at Manchester United is very proud of the shirt’s classic design, which draws upon the Club’s iconic kits of yesteryear. Manchester United and Adidas have a long and illustrious history in football, both leading the way in innovation and performance.
“The design of the 2015/16 kit will not only appeal to our loyal supporters, it will also showcase Adidas’ expertise in creating state of the art performance products for the football industry.” We look forward to sharing the designs for our complete Adidas range with fans via our 100m social media connections, as well as seeing them within the stadium and on the streets, creating a new classic design culture, opening a new chapter in Manchester United’s history.
We are proud to welcome Adidas back to the Manchester United family and look forward to a successful and exciting future together.”
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