16/07/2014 09:30, Report by Mark Froggatt

New United home kit for 2014/15 now on sale

The new Manchester United home kit went on sale on Wednesday - but one lucky Reds supporter managed to grab hers before anyone else in the world.

Our official Twitter account @ManUtd asked Fred the Red to hide in a secret location at Old Trafford with just one shirt that would be awarded to the first person to find the beloved United mascot.

Stretford End season ticket holder Ella Glaesener was the winner, beating off the crowds to win her prize just one minute into the search. But as the German-born Red revealed afterwards, she had one particular advantage that played into her hands.

“I live on Sir Matt Busby Way and didn’t have to be at work until 10 o’clock,” she said. “So I thought I would come down to the stadium and look for the shirt after I saw the initial tweet. I can’t believe that I’ve won and I’m looking forward to wearing my new shirt.

“I really like this season’s design, too,” Ella continued. “The new collar is really nice, as well as the sleeves. For me, it looks much better than last year’s kit and I’m happy that I’ve got mine before anyone else."

As for the new season, Ella is excited by what the future has in store: “I am really looking forward to the Louis van Gaal era because I was really impressed by his performance at the World Cup and his no-nonsense approach. It’s exciting for every United fan.”

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