Manchester United’s away kit for the upcoming season has been leaked online and fans are divided on whether it’s an instant classic or a mess.
United are set to undergo a reset with Erik ten Hag at the helm after the miserable mess of the 2021/22 campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick. While the primary focus of this process is currently on the club’s efforts in the transfer window, there are other elements to consider.
Kit maker Adidas were tasked with creating a new look for Ten Hag’s side, but they opted to go back to the past instead. The exterior kit follows the example of the leaked house kit paying homage to the famous strip of the 1998/99 season three-time winner.
United’s away kit for the 2022/23 season, which was leaked by football titles , is white with a black border and black background on the United badge, while the Adidas stripes on the shoulders are black and red. Team Viewer is back as title sponsor, with DXC Technology on the sleeve.
Many fans have taken issue with the Adidas stripes on the shoulders, which they say ruin an otherwise good effort. “Good but the stripes are dodgy,” wrote one fan on Twitter. “When is the Adidas contract finished? That’s terrible,” another disgruntled fan added. “Adidas stripes on top ruin it,” another concluded.
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“All white without the stripe on the shoulder would have been fine,” another agreed. ‘I understand they are trying to pay homage to the 99 away kit but imo that’s just not the leader,’ one supporter wrote. “Those stripes at the top are really sinister if it was just black it would be 10/10,” another added.
However, it wasn’t all negative, with many fans delighted in the retro vibe, reminiscent of the good old days, rather than the last five trophyless years at Old Trafford. “This kit is fire. Will be a classic shirt in 10-15 years easily,” one fan wrote.
“One of the best I’ve ever seen. It’s perfect,” said another loving fan. “The stripes are classy, adds a lot,” added another happy customer. people don’t like it. I like it. Really retro,” another concluded.