Manchester United and adidas are today delighted to unveil the club’s new blue away kit for the 2016/17 season, as modelled here by first-team stars Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Luke Shaw.
On sale now via United Direct (store.manutd.com) and the Megastore at Old Trafford, the new shirt has a base colour of collegiate blue, a distinct dark blue mélange fabric, with red accents of the adidas performance logo, three stripes on the shoulders and a red Manchester United crest. There is also a ‘Red Devils’ detail visible on the inside neck.
The range of shirts available includes the traditional replica, an authentic shirt as worn by the players, a long-sleeved version, and shirts specifically for children and women. In all cases, it is complemented by dark blue shorts and socks. The accompanying goalkeeper kit worn by David De Gea is in the traditional colour of all green. Both shirts feature the names of adidas and principal partner Chevrolet.
The Reds have worn all-blue to great effect in past campaigns, including the 2002/03 Premier League-winning season when Ruud van Nistelrooy and Ryan Giggs scored in a crucial and memorable 2-2 away draw against title-race rivals Arsenal.
The current United players will make their maiden appearance in the new away kit for the club’s first pre-season match, in Shanghai on 22 July against Borussia Dortmund as part of Tour 2016, presented by Aon.
This is the first time Manchester United has launched an away kit before the home kit ahead of a new season. To see more photos and find out how you can win a blue shirt signed by Jesse Lingard or Juan Mata, visit http://www.manutd.com/awayfirst.
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