Next season’s Manchester United away kit ‘leaked’… and has echoes of infamous 1996 edition

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Next season’s Manchester United away kit ‘leaked’… and grey shirt has echoes of infamous 1996 edition that Sir Alex Ferguson’s side lost four out of five games in!

  • Reports suggested that Man United’s away strip would be a shade of green 
  • But it now appears the club’s away kit for next season instead has a grey shade  
  • It also resembles the Umbro kit worn by Sir Alex Ferguson’s side in 1995/96
  • Sir Alex asked his players to change out it at half-time against Southampton 
  • He said his players could not see each other in the sunshine on the south coast 

Manchester United‘s away kit for the 2020/21 season has reportedly been leaked online, and it appears to resemble their infamous 1996 grey kit.

Reports initially indicated that United’s change strip which, manufactured by Adidas, would be a well-defined shade of green.

The colour is also officially known as ‘legacy green’ and is believed to have been used in Adidas’ latest pair of Predator boots.

Manchester United’s away kit for the 2020/21 season has reportedly been leaked online

The shirt resembles the infamous Umbro kit that the likes of Ryan Giggs wore in the 90s

The shirt resembles the infamous Umbro kit that the likes of Ryan Giggs wore in the 90s

However, the supposed first look at next season’s away strip appears to show the kit to have a grey shade, rather than dark green, with the club badge and Adidas logo visible in orange.

But the shirt resembles the Umbro kit that the likes of David Beckham and Ryan Giggs wore in the 90s, and which failed to inspire success on the field for United.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side men earned just a single point from their five Premier League matches wearing the number.

The former United boss also rather famously made the players change out of their grey number in favour of a more striking blue and white striped outfit after suggesting the players could not see each other in the Southampton sunshine.

Sir Alex Ferguson made United change out of that shirt at half-time against Southampton

Sir Alex Ferguson made United change out of that shirt at half-time against Southampton 

He claimed the players couldn't see each other and ordered a change into blue and white

He claimed the players couldn’t see each other and ordered a change into blue and white

Ferguson made the decision with his side 3-0 down at half-time against the Saints thanks to goals from Ken Monkou, Neil Shipperly and Matt Le Tissier.

But the change failed to inspire a heroic comeback despite Ryan Giggs’ second-half strike.  

The FA subsequently fined the club £10,000 but now an image posted on Reddit appearing to show United’s away kit for next season slightly resembles the infamous grey kit.

And the supposed new away strip has already drawn similar negative reactions from the club’s supporters.

One fan tweeted: ‘A bit too grey if you ask me’, while another disliked that it does not adhere to the traditional United and colours and stated that his preference is still for a black and white second strip. 

There were also suggestions from fans to take the colour black and model the new away strip on the kit of another top European side, stating: ‘We should go for the black on black like [Borussia] Dortmund’s away kit.’

But there was one fan who appears to be an admirer and even wanted to tempt fate by tweeting: ‘This looks fit for [Jadon] Sancho’.

Latest reports suggest Borussia Dortmund star, who is valued at at least £100million, is set to choose between United and Real Madrid after ruling out a move to Chelsea.

 


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