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Manchester United 2019/20 Home Kit Review
It’s fair to say the new Manchester United home kit has somewhat divided opinion. Since its official release back in May, a quick scroll on Twitter will show you that some fans absolutely love the treble-inspired detailing, while critics have been quick to disregard this as a cheap tribute to Ole Gunnar Solskjær. History FC and all that.
Personally, I think this is a nice shirt. Even as a United fan who loves a bit of nostalgia, I certainly haven’t been blown away by the design, but there’s no question that this is a vast improvement on last season’s kit (although that’s not really saying much).
This is a cleaner, crisper Manchester United shirt, with the entire design drawing inspiration from that famous victory 20 years ago. The new crest is obviously the standout feature here, with the large crest clearly mirroring the classic 1999 Champions League kit -- as well as the 2006/07 home shirt.
On the sleeves, the minutes of United’s dramatic late goals at the Nou Camp can be found just above the cuffs, each enclosed in a small Champions League-themed black box. Further down, you’ll find the words “Treble Winners BCN_26.05.1999”, while the key dates of that season are also printed on the inside of the shirt.
For me, these details ultimately seem a little ham-fisted and forced, so I’m thankful they’re small enough not to detract from the overall design. While it seems adidas’ heart is very much in the right place here, in an ideal world this detailing would be a little more cryptic and inventive, rather than turning the shirt into a well-referenced Wikipedia entry.
Strangely, the new kit also seems to have been released one year too late. Since the treble-winning campaign was 98/99, surely this tribute shirt should have been used in the 2018/19 season to mark the 20-year anniversary. Somewhat ironically, this kit will now be worn on Thursday nights instead of Europe’s elite competition, though adidas certainly can’t be blamed for that.
Treble nostalgia aside, I’m actually a huge fan of the clean and simple look they’ve gone for.
The fabric of the shirt takes on a subtle honeycomb-esque pattern, with the tiny hexagons used to add a bit of depth and texture to the overall design. The ‘ghost’ adidas stripes on the shoulders fit in with this subtlety, which makes it all the more frustrating that it’s ruined by that hideous Chevrolet logo.
FOOTY.COM Rating: 68/100
This is a decent Manchester United shirt. It’s certainly nothing spectacular, but it also won’t ever be labelled as one of the worst adidas have ever produced. In short, I don’t begrudge forking out fifty quid to get my hands on one. For more opinions, check out our video below!
Manchester United 2019/20 Away Kit Review
If you thought the home shirt was divisive, then that’s nothing compared to the new Manchester United away kit.
I mean, you’ve got to applaud adidas for their daring here. This is the sort of design we rarely see at any sort of football club, let alone somewhere as prominent as Old Trafford. Unfortunately for both the German brand and for us fans, the gamble hasn’t really paid off.
FOOTY.COM Rating: 54/100
While younger fans might love the adventurous snakeskin-like pattern and bold colourway, this is about as ugly as Manchester United shirts get. In fact, the design is so bad, if United were to have a successful season and miraculously win the title, there’s no doubt in my mind it would become an instant cult classic. I might buy one just in case.