With the World Cup now over, adidas Soccer has unveiled Manchester United‘s home kit for the 2018/19 season. The new jersey marks 140 years since the club was founded, with a train track graphic referencing United’s original name, Newton Heath (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway) Cricket and Football Club.
Draped in the team’s signature colors of red, black and gold, the kit boasts a rich structured engineered shell fabric brought to life in a black to red fading on the shirt, and accompanied by black shorts, along with red and black socks. In addition, the highlight on the shirt includes a train track graphic which links back to the club’s original name.
The team was originally formed in 1878 by the Carriage and Waggon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath and initially played games against other departments and rail companies at their home ground at North Road, Manchester.
In 1892, the club entered the English First Division, the highest league in the country at the time, before changing its name to Manchester United in 1902, and moving to the iconic stadium of Old Trafford in 1910.
The new kit is available to purchase today at adidas’s online store and official club stores, and it will be worn on the pitch for the first time during Manchester United’s summer tour in the United States.
Pricing for the jersey is listed at $70 USD.
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