Manchester United and adidas have launched the club’s new home jersey for the 2016/17 season, taking inspiration from the club’s new home jersey for the 2016-17 season, taking inspiration from the club’s early years as Newton Heath LYR Football Club.
In the second year of the partnership with Manchester United, adidas has taken cues from the club’s illustrious history, with a two tone red split design evoking the two-tone Newton Heath kit
The official coat of arms for the city of Manchester was the basis behind the idea for the honeycomb graphic that knits together the two red block designs on the shirt. It was inspired by the worker bee which appears in the crest and originates from the Industrial Revolution, in which the strong work ethic of the city is also part of the club’s DNA, instilled in the players whenever they pull on the jersey and represent the club.
Jose Mourinho’s side are in China for the pre-season tour in China. The first match against Borussia Dortmund ended in a 4-1 defeat on Friday. The Red Devils will now take on local rivals Manchester City in the second pre-season fixture in the Far East.
United will officially launch the new kit for the 2016-17 season in China and the new kit will be worn when the 20-time English champions face Pep Guardiola’s side on July 25.