Manchester United have released their new home kit for the 2019/20 season. United — more of a brand than a functioning football club these days — are better at selling things than at winning games, but the new kit is quite nice. This year’s adidas design pays homage to the treble-winning season, which is amusing for two reasons. For one, United haven’t even qualified for the competition for which the times of the famous winning goals are embroidered on the sleeves. Secondly, the 20th anniversary for that famous season was last year. Brilliant all around.
The new shirt acknowledges the minutes in which those historic goals were scored with 90+1 and 90+3 printed on the sleeves. The dates of the FA Cup final win over Newcastle United and decisive Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur are also displayed, along the bottom of the shirt.
The shirt also has a commemorative crest, which was last used on the design on the 1998/99 kits. The goalkeeper shirt is a throwback as well, featuring a purple tiger pattern that Peter Schmeichel famously wore in...1996/97? Someone on the marketing team got their 90s retro kits mixed up.
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