26/06/2009 00:01, Report by Gemma Thompson
Gallery: New home kit
United's new home kit for the 2009/10 campaign has been officially unveiled and you can now see it in all its glory in our special gallery on ManUtd.com.
The red kit, which can be pre-ordered online now
, celebrates 100 years of Old Trafford with a special commemorative tag at the side of the shirt and large chevron across the chest, reflecting the design of the shirts worn by United when the team won its first FA Cup in 1909 wearing white shirts with a red chevron.
The back of the shirt has an engineered mesh, which is a series of small chevrons, a performance feature to offer even greater ventilation during games. Inside the black round-neck collar is a high quality woven label in red, white and black, while engineered into the side seam is a small label that reads ‘The Theatre of Dreams Since 1910.’
The shirt is made from Nike Dri-Fit fabric, which keeps the players drier, cooler and lighter by drawing sweat from the body to the fabric’s surface, while it’s three-dimensional construction gives more air space around the skin to reduce clinging.
The white shorts have a red stripe along the side, a red devil graphic on the back of the waist band, while the draw cords feature 'MUFC' on the tips. The black socks have a red chevron on the calf.
The players will don the kit for the first time during July's Asia Tour. Wayne Rooney
told ManUtd.com, "It's always exciting to see the new kit. It's important that we like it and get used to it before the season starts [on tour]. I'm really excited about playing in it."Ji-sung Park
echoed those sentiments, adding: "It always feels great to put the kit on and there is always a great meaning behind our kits. History is very important at this club and it’s something all the players are aware of.