Manchester United release new Adidas home kit for 2015/16 season
Premier League giants Manchester United have released their new home kit for the 2015/16 season, in association with manufacturers Adidas. United’s kit this season is their first with a manufacturer other than Nike, who had handled their kits for 13 seasons before this.
Adidas had signed a 10-year, £750 million deal with the Old Trafford outfit in 2014, thus bringing to an end the club’s long association with Nike. This deal also broke the record for the biggest kit sponsorship.
The new United kit has a retro look to it and has been inspired by the club’s jerseys in the late 1980’s and early 90’s, with a classic v-neck collar and the three-stripe design on the sleeve. There is also a graphic design on the hem of the shirt, taken famously from the jersey club legend Ryan Giggs wore in 1990.
The rest of the kit consists of white shorts with red lines down the side with the club crest at the front and black socks with a red and white border.
In a statement on the club’s website, designer Inigo Turner for Adidas spoke about the inspiration for the kit, saying, “We have aimed to break expectations by re-engineering simple but impactful design features such as the classic v-neck collar and the iconic three-stripe detailing down the arms as our commitment to giving Manchester United a truly ground-breaking kit for the 2015-16 season.”