Every year, fans in their masses flock to the stores to purchase the new Man United kit, but in 2022/23 it appears their home jersey will be even more special than usual.
Throughout their history, Red Devils fans have turned up to five-a-side pitches, gone to the pub and even attended match days in their teams’ colours. They wear the shirt with pride and sometimes even have a player’s name printed on their back.
So with so many supporters buying the garment on an annual basis, it’s essential to keep it looking fresh.
In 2008, the English football giants achieved Champions League glory on a rainy night in Moscow, while wearing a standard red shirt. But in the years since, the designers have mixed things up. In 2009/10, the squad sported a massive black V across their chest, which became iconic.
The concept actually paid respect to the first United team to play in the FA Cup, 100 years before. Three seasons later, they introduced ‘the tea towel’ kit, which unsurprisingly received some flack at the time, but ultimately redeemed itself by becoming synonymous with Robin van Persie‘s stunning volley against Aston Villa.
However, after that, United went back to basics with a series of plainer kits. But in the hope that Erik ten Hag will welcome in an exciting new era at The Theatre of Dreams, United now appear to have gone old school.
Man United 2022/23 kit ‘leaked’
Since Sir Alex Ferguson departed Old Trafford in 2013, the Manchester club have spiralled into the abyss. And despite bringing in a plethora of elite managers, including Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal, nobody has found a way to turn the tide completely.
Although they’ve endured years of heartbreak, the supporters believe that their new Dutch head coach is the man to turn everything around. And what better way to motivate the players than to give them a 90s inspired kit?
The leaked image, reposted by Footy Headlines, showcases the beautiful pattern on the collar, the shield around United’s badge and the understated vertical pinstripes that run down the front of the kit.
In 1999, with the help of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham, the club captured European glory on that famous night against Bayern Munich to complete the treble. And who knows, perhaps with a little bit of nostalgia, the players will feel a sense of responsibility to give the supporters something to cheer about.
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