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Manchester United unveil new third kit

It celebrates United’s first FA Cup win, apparently.

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Some more free advertising for Adidas here. We can only assume the cheque’s in the post. Today the multinational sportswear behemoth have revealed Manchester United’s new third kit, and made another hollow gesture towards heritage in a half-arsed but undoubtedly effective attempt to get us to shell out the big bucks for it.

Squint at the dimly-lit press photos, and you may just be able to make out a Lancashire rose print, in homage to the kit worn by United when they won the FA Cup for the first time back in 1909. Perhaps, like most United fans, Adidas have realised that’s about as much as we can expect this season.

According to a post on the official United website, the kit also features:

A short inscription which features on the bottom left side of the shirt reads, “110 Years - Manchester Rose - 1909-2019”. The club badge, in a fresh solar red, contrasts with the minimal dark tones of the shirt, simple crew-neck collar and tonal three-stripes on the shoulders.