adidas and United launch new Stone Roses collection

Thursday 08 February 2024 09:00

In a partnership built from passion, we proudly present the Manchester United x adidas x Stone Roses collection. It’s a fusion of football, fashion, and music inspired by the iconic and legendary 'Madchester' era.

At the heart of the collection is the Manchester United x Stone Roses Originals Icon Jersey, a tribute to the cover of The Stone Roses' self-titled debut album, released in 1989.

The bold and unmistakable design, crafted by guitarist John Squire, adorns the jersey with the red, white, and blue adidas three stripes on the sleeves and the golden lettering of 'The Stone Roses' inside the collar.

The Manchester United crest is creatively adapted, featuring the words 'This is the One' and two lemon slices replacing footballs on either side. The signature adidas trefoil in red completes the look.

You can order your Stone Roses jersey here. 

Roses are Red Video

Roses are Red

Discover the story behind 'This Is The One', United's iconic stadium walk-out song by The Stone Roses...

The lifestyle component of the collection boasts a black tracksuit, black shorts, long-sleeve t-shirt, scarf, and the quintessential bucket hat – all featuring the adapted United badge and the iconic Stone Roses lemons.

It's a range that allows fans to showcase their passion for both music and football beyond the pitch.

The full Stone Rose range is available to buy here.

The on-pitch representation includes a pre-match jersey and reversible anthem jacket. The grayscale version of the Stone Roses album artwork and striking gold accents for the adidas logo, United badge, and official sponsor make a powerful statement.

The pre-match collection will debut this Sunday 11 February for our Premier League game away to Aston Villa and our Women's FA Cup tie at Southampton.
Inigo Turner, Design Director at adidas, expressed his excitement about the collection, stating: "The Stone Roses' music is the soundtrack for fans who remember the famous class of '92. This collection celebrates the beautiful fusion of football and musical culture that both the team and the band represented."

James Holroyd, Chief Commercial Development Officer at Manchester United, highlighted the deep connection between The Stone Roses and the club's fan culture. He commented: "This collection recognises our joint histories in a way that connects with both older fans and the new generation of supporters."

To mark the launch, current players from both the men's and women's teams participated in an iconic photo shoot, paying homage to legendary portraits of The Stone Roses. A short film, 'Roses are Red', features players, legends, and fans showcasing the collection and highlighting what the anthem means to them, with appearances by Gary Neville, Wes Brown, and Liam Fray. You can watch the film above. 

In celebration of Manchester's rich musical heritage, adidas and United are also collaborating with NTS for a live radio broadcast from the club's dressing room on 20 February. Keep an eye on our channels for more information.

The Manchester United x Stone Roses collection is available now at United Direct and the Megastore at Old Trafford. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this unique collaboration that captures the essence of 'Madchester' and the shared history and joy that football and music bring us. 

We want to see how you’re wearing your Stone Roses apparel, so be sure to tag us on @weareunited using the hashtag #unitedstyle.