Manchester United’s new home shirt for the 2013/14 season 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 (not sure when they’ll be in stores in America).
The kit features the return of the black collar, made most famous among United fans by French striker Eric Cantona, who wore it upturned in the 1990s. This season’s tailored, button-down collar boasts three buttons at the front and one at the back (of Mancunian inspiration).
While last season’s home kit had a bit of a checkered red design, the new kit features a single shade of red. However, the gingham-inspired check design (a feature of Manchester’s cotton mills in the 18th Century) is still present underneath the collar and in two side vents on the shirt’s hem in tonal black and grey.
The new home shorts are white with a thin black stripe on the hem at the back, while the socks are black once again and they feature a white stripe between two red stripes – a design that replicates the popular United bar scarves – halfway up the leg.