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The 07/08 Manchester United Kit Leaked?

While we see a lot of kits being revealed these days, our club has been relatively silent about the dates of their release. Plenty of sites and forums have popped up posting pictures of kits and most prominent of them have been the one showing Rooney apparently on a Nike commercial for Sky Sports.

Let me stick my neck out here. Don’t believe them, those kits are fake. You can trust me on this.

It is very simple really. Why would Sky Sports of all the channels, with big money invested in the Premier League, go to the extent of leaking out the kit to the world when the club has no intention, at least for the moment, of talking about unveiling the kits? The last thing a channel, the stature of Sky, would want is to be embroiled in a lawsuit with Manchester United and Nike, as well as the risk this might present in losing out their matches to Setanta (the other channel sharing the rights with Sky).

From what I’ve read around, July 12th seems to be about the date when they will likely release the kits. Ahmed pointed out to me that like last time, when they announced their kit at the beginning of the South Africa tour, they might do it this time possibly either at Japan, or at England just before leaving. That leaves any date between 12th to the 16th of July sound realistic.

Lots of forums have come up with another fake kit that showed a dark red and a light red shade on the shirt. Apparently the same kit is being discussed about in most of the other blogs too. Although this is one of the few blogs that will tell you that they are actually fake. 🙂

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22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. ray utd

    June 8, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Just something to add about the post-vodafone Manchester kits in general…I really really do not like the AIG logo. In fact, I hate it and wished they redesign it or something, although I don’t think that’s possible. It just doesn’t look good on a soccer jersey period. The best logos are usually the most simple, bold, yet memorable in design. However, in AIG’s case, it looks like a case of uncreative, lazy designing. SHARP and vodafone both use predominantly text for their logos, but they are unique and attractive. For a club as great as Manchester United and with a jersey that carries so much history, AIG’s stamp on the famous red shirt simply does not cut it IMO. Just wondering, since the Glazers are the owners of United now and AIG is an established company, the chances of redesigning a logo for a jersey is probably near impossible…so, do you guys think it would look better to get rid of that boxed outline? Doing so, would not technically change the logo..at least I think.

  2. David

    June 8, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    I was hoping Manchester United could have bagged Apple as a sponsor last summer. Not only in terms of shirt design – Apple’s logo is kinda cool IMHO – but from a business perspective this would have been brilliant for both parties.

    Apple’s iPod (and soon to be iPhone) still has room for acres of growth in Asia – they could have leveraged United’s brand to great effect. Similarly, Manchester United has plenty of content it could sell – leveraged through iPod+iTunes, to not only Asian markets but new North American ones.

    Two great brands: one of content, the other of devices and distribution. They both could have made a boatload of cash, particularly with United winning the Premiership this season, i.e. Premium content to sell. This partnership seemed like a no-brainer to me. Ah, well.

  3. BootifullGame

    June 8, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    I dont think there is anything wrong with the logo. In actual fact i think this season kit in general is the best one for year, especially the white away kit, the only improvement for me would be to make to away kit black with gold logo. Other than than, its infintely better than most of the other logos/brand names on other teams shirts. Its only because nobody had heard of AIG as apposed to Sharp or Vodafone. If they stump up the cash and they dont devalue the United name, who cares.

  4. panks

    June 8, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    hi,i agree with ray utd on the logo.i personally liked the vodafone logo the most. May be they should do away with the box outline and the letters “AIG” should be made smaller.that’s what i think.may be u people can give a better idea.but overall the kit looks good specially the white away kit. But who cares if united perform on the pitch, what r they wearing.

  5. WCH

    June 8, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    I think this season’s jersey looks great, unlike the lazily-designed one from the year before. That was a real disappointment.

  6. Ahmed Bilal

    June 8, 2007 at 8:11 pm

    I don’t like the AIG logo either, btw, but not much can be done about it.

    Looking forward to the new kit, but so far all I’ve seen are fakes.

  7. JK

    June 9, 2007 at 3:58 am

    Almost every supporter of united agrees the uniform for this season was the most beautiful design we had for years. The AIG logo? Hell it’s simple and doesn’t really mess up the uniform. The really important part is if we can get a beautiful design like we did this season.

    Why do we eben have to worry about this kind of thing when united is one of the biggest clubs in the world and there are plenty of good designers in the world? Lazy designs.. hell nike or adidas I don’t care but we should be able to pick the design we want.

    Anywya, I really hope we get a design with style like we did this season..

  8. The Artful Lounger

    June 9, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    The AIG logo’s not that bad I think. Could be smaller but they are our main sponsor. The 06/07 kit is one of the best that I’ve seen so far – elegant and distinctive.

    And re: Apple being a sponsor – a great idea but somehow I doubt they’d ever bother linking up with a sports team.

  9. BootifullGame

    June 10, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Ditto JK.

    Apple? Why would an apple look better on our shirt than a simple logo, three letter in a box? I think Apple would be worse.

    Whats written on the shirt is purely secondary.
    Do AIG cheapen the image of United? NO
    Do AIG pay handsomely for the privelage? YES
    Thats all you need to know.

  10. Stu Pitt

    June 15, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    i’m not old enough to remember much before the SHARP days…but i always liked the idea of a local brewery like HOLT sponsering manutd. of course i’m fully aware of the ecomic suizide that would be….

  11. Danny

    June 15, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    Well I have a friend who works at the Megastore and then were told yesterday that the Kits (which will be a new Home and also a new 3rd Away) will be launched on he 1st August and the 3or5August

    Thats what i have been told?

    Danny

  12. Michael

    June 17, 2007 at 10:09 am

    I don’t care if utd gets new kits or not, i will still buy them no matter what they look like. Can’t wait for the new season as we go for our 10th title and Nani, Anderson and Hargreaves to make an impact. United Til I Die.

  13. Matthew

    June 17, 2007 at 11:06 am

    I personally loved this seasons kit.Its a smart looking kit,unlike blackburn rovers ugly “Bet24” sponsor.Its always nice to have a good looking kit,but as long as United perform on the pitch,thats all that matters to me.

    Matthew

  14. utd.

    June 17, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    To be honest, a kit is a kit, and the sponsor on the shirt has nothing to do with the players or the football. The sponsor is there because, well quite simply, its just a sponsor, so i dont really think people can complain about it, because people dont watch football games just to look at the teams’ sponsor now, do they?

  15. Akhlaq

    June 18, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    I just want to mention something about the release date. From what I have learnt when buying the shirts over the past few years, United tops are released on a Thursday. Therefore, July 12th does look very possible. Not long away now 🙂

  16. soop

    June 26, 2007 at 1:35 am

    no the vodafone jersey had a circle on it which overshadowed the badge. nobody liked the vodafone jersey because the circle above vodafone was larger than the united logo? the new jersey’s material was awsome and looked really classy. when i first saw it i thought it was to plain, but when i saw it on a player i thought it was the best jersey out there. the vodafone jersey was awful and the layer complained about it sticking to them when they sweat

  17. soop

    June 26, 2007 at 1:36 am

    players*

  18. Curt

    June 29, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Here’s the thing. The kit seen on sky sports is most likely the actual kit. We have seen a photo of a plain red shirt with a white stripe down the back. And what you were saying about a lawsuit against Sky – have you considered that Nike and the club WANTED Rooney to wear the shirt? Someone would have had to have given him the shirt, and it looks like that is our new home top. Also, a new photo has surface (an official Nike photo, albeit) picturing the entire squad wearing the kit in question and the keepers in a blue kit.

  19. Tom

    August 3, 2007 at 10:07 pm

    Putting a product logo of anykind ruins the United shirt for me, but god knows they need the money now.

  20. Craptoz

    August 11, 2007 at 11:02 am

  21. Sagar Shah

    December 8, 2007 at 12:15 am

    AIG = Alex Is God!!

  22. Jordan

    January 25, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    The new 07/08 kit looks to cool. Love the white line at the back and “The Red Devils” sign at the bottom of the kit.
    Wish they could bring back the black away kit that was awesome!

    Red Devils Rule

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