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Sir Paul Smith joined the United players as they tried his Champions League final suits on for size.

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Further information on Paul Smith is available at paulsmith.co.uk.
22/05/2009 15:28, Report by Gemma Thompson

Gallery: Suited and booted

United have continued to set the standard on the pitch this season and they'll also be looking the part off it when they head to Rome on Monday after teaming up once again with English fashion designer Sir Paul Smith.

The knight of the realm - and avid Red - has supplied the first team squad and officials with a special Champions League final suit for the second year running.

The Rome attire consists of Prince of Wales check trousers and jacket in pale grey featuring a peaked lapel. The inside of the suits bears special red-panelled lining with striped piping, identical to that on the tie. A white shirt, black leather belt and shoes complete the outfit.

Sir Paul made a personal visit to Carrington for the official team photo ahead of the clash with Barcelona and he's confident the Reds will return from Rome victorious.

"It's amazing to have designed another Champions League final suit and a privilege to be involved with Sir Alex and the players," Sir Paul told ManUtd.com. "I was very proud to see the squad wearing the suits in Moscow and I'll be equally excited to see them in Rome.

"Unfortunately I can't make the game because of work, but I will at least be in Italy, in Florence following every minute. It was fantastic to see the team win the cup last season and hopefully it'll be the same result again in Rome."

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