Manchester United players welcome the new home kit for 2011/2012
"As players, we get excited when we see the new kit. It's a great feeling to wear it."
- Wayne Rooney
"It’s just a great buzz to pull on the shirt. I feel very privileged to be able to wear it."
- Michael Carrick
"When I wear the shirt I feel like I have the club’s history on my back. That’s why I always give 100 per cent whenever I play in the shirt."
- Patrice Evra
Manchester United’s new home kit for season 2011/12 is a fusion of classic and modern; while its design is inspired by the club's history, the process used to manufacture it is new and pioneering.
The body of the shirt is traditional red with a white crafted crew neck collar and central black stripe to replicate the design of the club’s retro bar scarf, which has previously appeared on the shirts worn by legendary United sides of the past, including the 1977 and 1985 FA Cup winners, and on the back of the shirts worn by the winners of the 2008 Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League.
For the first time, the shorts and socks – as well as the shirt – are made from Nike’s ground-breaking recycled polyester. Each complete kit is made up of up to thirteen reclaimed plastic water bottles, thus reducing energy consumption by up to 30 per cent compared to the manufacturing of traditional polyester.
The kit and associated range is available for pre-order now via store.manutd.com and will be available in shops including the Megastore at Old Trafford from Friday 3 June.