08/05/2012 10:52, Report by James Tuck

Gallery: Reds' nod to history

Based on the gingham pattern first produced in the Manchester cotton mills more than 200 years ago, United’s new 2012/13 home shirt has a strong historical connection to the city.

But it’s not the first kit in recent years to take its inspiration from the club’s rich traditions.

Several other designs over the last two decades have harked back to defining moments in the Reds’ history – click the image above to see some examples.