Leaked: Manchester United’s 2020-21 Season Home, Away, and 3rd Kits
In 1878, a number of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway workers established a football club named Newton Heath LYR. Their first official shirt was a green and gold one, which they wore 4 years later in their first recorded match.
The name of Manchester United was brought into existence in 1902, and throughout the club’s long history, red and white gradually became their defining colors.
Now, after nearly a century, the color of Manchester United’s home kit has remained red, and even though there is no leaked information about the color of the club’s first kits in 2020-21 season, the fans do not expect to witness any surprising changes in the old-fashioned employment of the color red.
What may seem surprising, however, is the leaked news claiming Adidas, the club’s kit manufacturer, is going to release the Manchester United’s 2020-21 away kits in the “legacy green” color.
Adidas signed a 10-year deal with Manchester United in 2015 for the world-record fee of £750million and since then, the company has made the club’s away kits in the colors of white (2015-16), blue (2016-17), black (2017-18), pink (2018-19), and savannah (2019-20).
Despite the hopeless performance of Manchester United in recent years, the club has continually sold his jerseys with great success. No one is sure whether the news about the club’s away kit in the next season are real or not, but in case they are, the historic color of green may evoke strong feelings in the fans. It should be noted that the leaked pictures of the kit in Footy Headlines display a darker shade of green than the traditional one. The images also show that the Adidas three stripes will appear in black this time.
The last time Manchester United players wore green goes back to 1993 when Umbro designed a green-yellow shirt as Manchester United’s third kit. It was one of the many beautiful kits made by Umbro with black strings around its’ collar.
Green is certainly a significant color for Manchester United; nonetheless, producing a green kit after almost thirty years seems to be a bold move by Adidas, especially if you consider the meaning the color has acquired in the past decade. In 2010, the use of the nostalgic colors of green and gold were encouraged by a great number of fans to represent their protest against the Glazer’s ownership of Manchester United. That means now we just have to wait and see if Manchester United fans are provided with the chance to see their favorite players in green.
There is no news regarding Manchester United’s 3rd kit in the next season. Anything said at this stage would be mere speculation.
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