‘Leaked’ United home shirt sees return of centralised crest

Manchester United‘s reported 2021/22 home shirt has been ‘leaked’ online.

An image produced by Footy Headlines has shown what the club’s kit may look like for next season, with a piece of history perhaps on the cards.

The ‘leaked’ shirt features a centralised crest, something not seen regularly since the 2005-06 season.

The crest design was used sporadically by English top-flight teams throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, before seeing quite a resurgence starting in 2005.

United, Arsenal, Charlton Athletic and Wigan Athletic all used variations of the centralised crest in that campaign.

They seem to have gone out of fashion in recent years, but if the image of the Red Devils’ 2021/22 kit are confirmed to be real, they could be set for a return.

The design seems to take at least some influence from the shirt the club donned in 1985, falling in-line with the away shirt that takes influence from the iconic blue and white strip from the 90s.


Footy Headlines, who have a pretty good track record with this kind of thing, claim that the United home shirt will be all red with white markings, whilst the base of the sleeves are trimmed in all white.

They also claim that the collar will be white, which would be a change from the all-red variant of recent seasons.

Adidas will once again be working with the Red Devils to produce the kit. Their logo appears below the United crest on the image.

There is no shirt sponsor on the photo accompanying the article, although it was confirmed last week that United had signed a new five-year deal with German global software company TeamViewer.

It will be the biggest shirt-only sponsorship deal in the Premier League.

US car manufacturer Chevrolet had been the club’s shirt sponsor since 2014.

Their first shirt sponsorship was with Japanese electronics company Sharp, whose name appeared on United’s kits between 1982 and 2000.

They then held deals with the likes of AIG and Vodafone.

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