FOOTBALL NEWS

05/06/2013 12:30, Report by Nick Coppack

New United kit revealed

United’s new home shirt for 2013/14 takes inspiration from the club’s success and Manchester’s industrial heritage. It is available to pre-order now and can be purchased in stores tomorrow (Thursday 6 June) at 08:30 BST.

You can view a larger image of the shirt by clicking on the picture above, while more images, videos and exclusive content are available in our kit microsite.

The kit features the return of the black collar, a popular and evocative symbol ever since Eric Cantona wore it upturned in the 1990s. This season’s tailored, button-down collar boasts three buttons at the front and one at the back, a modern twist that’s also intrinsically Mancunian.

Clean and classic, the new kit features a single shade of red, although the gingham-inspired check design that characterised last season’s shirt (and was such a feature of Manchester’s cotton mills in the 18th Century) still makes an appearance – in tonal black and grey, underneath the collar and in two side vents on the shirt’s hem.

The new home shorts are white with a thin black stripe on the hem at the back, while the socks are the customary black and feature a white stripe between two red stripes – a design that replicates the popular United bar scarves – halfway up the leg. This makes it easier for players to pick out team-mates on the pitch.

Fans can buy the kit via United Direct or in stores from 08:30 BST tomorrow.

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