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Check out first photos of Manchester United's new home kit

It's red.


We're sure it has kept you on tenterhooks, but you can finally have peace of mind: Manchester United's new home kit has been launched. It is once again an Adidas number, though this time comes with a peculiar design feature -- namely a subtle half-and-half pattern -- that is sure to look appallingly dated when you dig out your Premier League 2016-17 DVD for nostalgia's sake in a decade's time.

However, at least the feature does come with quite a nice explanation. The honeycomb pattern that separates the red half of the shirt from the slightly-different-red half of the shirt has its origins in the famous Manchester worker bee, a symbol that apparently has its origins in the industrial revolution and which can be found dotted on bins and bollards around the city.