The Reds are not short of talent in that department either with Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling all vying for starting positions under Louis van Gaal. Given that this is such an important campaign for all three, it’s important they are fully prepared for action.
As such, United’s triumvirate of defenders were all delighted to approve of the club’s new home kit, which will be worn for the first time during this month’s friendly with LA Galaxy.
Speaking to ManUtd.com, former Academy graduate Evans said: “It’s nicely fitted, so it makes me look even slimmer! It’s a very nice kit and to be fair, every time we bring out a new kit the lads seem to be impressed with it.
“It feels great and you’re playing for the badge on it. It doesn’t matter exactly what the kit looks like, but it does feel good when you’ve got a kit on that you do like to wear, that feels nice when you go out to play, but as long as the badge is there, it doesn’t really matter.”
Versatile powerhouse Jones is also enthused by the kit, and looks forward to wearing it with pride on matchday. “It’s very nice, it fits quite well and I like the attention to detail this year. I think the lads are going to like it.