Man Utd release 2021/22 away kit as adidas draw inspiration from 1992 shirt

Manchester United have returned to their roots after releasing their latest away kit with Adidas taking inspiration being taken from their 1992 shirt which was a fan favourite

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Manchester United have dropped their away kit with new signing Jadon Sancho doing the modelling.

And there has been some fan service included with Adidas taking inspiration from the club’s iconic 1992 shirt.

The Red Devils are set to put the new shirt in shops this weekend while pictures have emerged over the week after Adidas Australia showed Paul Pogba wearing the kit.

As shown, the shirt is designed to look similar to the 1992 kit – blue and white with red stripes – also showing the new sponsor Team Viewer.

Adidas said in a statement: “Bringing structure to a light-coloured kit, Cloud White and Glory Blue come together as part of an optical art pattern engineered into the fabric, taking inspiration from the iconic snowflake design of the club’s 1992 shirt.

Jadon Sancho has modelled the new away kit

“Providing contrast, pops of Solar Red colour feature in the club crest, 3-stripes and sponsor logos.

“The kit is complemented by Glory Blue shorts in a nod to the striking blue away jersey of 1968 that the European Cup-winning team wore in the final, whilst the socks also feature the blue and white optical art pattern.

“The new jersey is made with PRIMEGREEN, a series of high-performance recycled materials, putting sustainability at the heart of the innovation. It features the latest in adidas’ temperature regulation, HEAT.RDY – KEEP COOL, which is designed to keep players feeling cool, dry, and confident during play.

“The replica shirt offers similar benefits thanks to the inclusion of AEROREADY – FEEL READY technology, keeping fans comfortable and ready as it absorbs moisture for a dry feeling.”

United have taken inspiration from their 1992 kit – which was a massive hit with fans

United were set to play in their new away kit this weekend in a friendly against Preston North End.

But the warm-up match has been canned after Covid struck their camp, with several positive tests coming out between players and coaches.

It further derails the club’s pre-season plans, a common scenario for a number of teams with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all being affected.

Adidas have taken inspiration from 1992

Though the kits might be similar to those of yesteryear, the style of football has drastically changed.

Solskjaer, who played for United for 11 years before taking the manager’s job, knows a bit about the history of the sport.

He said: “Obviously the keeper’s position has changed a lot, I feel, and many teams build up more and more from the back.

Paul Pogba, despite speculation over his future, has also donned the new top

“The keeper has to have good distribution, good tactical knowledge, along with the two centre-backs that you want to play out with, because you want to draw the pressure onto you.

“The centre-forward changes a lot. There used to be a traditional no.9 who was big and strong, and more teams used to play in 4-4-2 with two strikers, and many, many teams play with one striker and a no.10 now.

” So, probably, the keeper has changed the most but I would say I hope to get a good old traditional no.9 back.

“I was a centre-forward and I like a focal point that you play through, so the centre-forward position has changed very, very much, but also so have the demands on everyone, tactically and technically.

“Every player has to be spot on now in today’s modern football.”

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