Images of Manchester United’s supposed 2021/22 away shirt design have been leaked online, with the strip taking inspiration from the Red Devils’ iconic 1990-92 away kit.
The blue and white shirt worn by United in the early 90s proved to be a massive hit with fans. Its popularity has continued to this day, with the top now hugely sought after and vintage football shirt outlets charging in excess of £300 for it.
As was the case with 1990-92 strip, United’s current kit suppliers are adidas, and according to Footy Headlines, it is the popular early 90s strip that adidas have taken their inspiration from ahead of the 2021/22 season.
The images released show a white graphic with a quirky, abstract blue pattern. The United badge and sponsor name are in a contrasting red – as was the case with the 1990-92 shirt.
Again, just like the shirt it has been inspired by, the images of the kit design show the classic adidas Trefoil logo featured, as opposed to the modern day adidas logo traditionally used on football shirts today.
The Trefoil logo was utilised on football shirts between 1971 and 1991, prior to the introduction of the new adidas logo. It still features frequently on other adidas clothing – particularly in the Originals range – but has not been used on mainstream football shirts since the 90s, giving United’s rumoured new away strip a real retro feel.
The shorts are described as ‘glory blue’ – which again was exactly what accompanied United’s 1990-92 away shirt.
In United’s famous 1990-92 away strip, the club finished second and sixth in the old First Division, in addition to beating Nottingham Forest in the final of the 1991/92 League Cup.
The shirt is set to launch in July 2021, prior to the Red Devils’ 2021/22 season getting under way in August.
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