Manchester United unveil their home jersey for 2016 / 2017 season
Manchester United have released their home jersey for the upcoming 2016/2017 Premier League season. The Red Devils have been teasing the jersey for a while now and have finally released the kit sported by new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic alongside Morgan Schneiderlin, Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard and Daley Blind.
United first Tweeted about the kit release saying, "Ready for the new season & new challenges." The kit follows the usual subtle design that United prefer with the bright red jersey and three red stripes down the side – given they're now under Adidas – but a vertical zipper-like design down the centre is new, unexpected and surprisingly dashing.
Manchester United's website shed further light on the split jersey design by saying, "In the second year of the partnership with United, Adidas has taken cues from the club’s illustrious history, with a two-tone red-split design evoking the two-tone Newton Heath kit of 1878.
"The official coat of arms for the City of Manchester was the basis behind the idea for the honeycomb graphic that knits together the two red block designs on the shirt. It was inspired by the worker bee which appears in the crest and originates from the Industrial Revolution, in which Manchester played a significant role. The strong work ethic of the city is also part of the club’s DNA, instilled in the players whenever they pull on the red shirt and represent the club."
Adidas also Tweeted about the launch of the jersey explaining the split with a fancy video featuring various Manchester United stars. Have a look below.
Manchester United will first wear the kit when they take on their neighbours Manchester City at the Shanghai Stadium on July 26th during their ongoing China tour. Jose Mourinho will be looking to start afresh when they take on Pep Guardiola's men having just lost 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund.