Manchester United have released their new home kit for the 2013/2014 season and it’s collars-ahoy for the 20-time English champions.
Following on from last season’s ‘Made in Manchester’ gingham print effort, United have opted for a cleaner design this time around, with a plain red shirt and black trim. The most distinctive feature comes in the new black, button-down collar which echoes kits of seasons past such as the famous 1995 shirt made famous by Eric Cantona’s collar-up chic.
The collar features three buttons at the front and one at the back, described as ‘intrinsically Mancunian’ by the club’s official website but which also gives it something of a cocktail waiter look to it, starched and ready for a night on the town.
The new home shorts are white with a thin black stripe on the hem at the back, while the socks are black with a white stripe between two red stripes. This, according to the official site, is “a design that replicates the popular United bar scarves – halfway up the leg.”
Otherwise the new shirt is much neater than last season’s patterned design, with a single shade of deep red giving it a simplicity that does appeal to the eye.
Perhaps the most bizarre thing to note about this new MUFC home kit is it’s the first kit of the David Moyes era and the first United shirt to be worn by the players without Sir Alex Ferguson roaming the touchline since the 1985 season. A new era for the Red Devils begins.
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