Manchester United have become the latest club to launch their new kit, the first of a record-breaking deal with Adidas worth £75m a year. United announced the 10-year contract in July 2014 but could not release the kit until a 13-season deal with Nike, worth £23.5m a year, expired. It is the first time Adidas has made United’s strip for 24 years, with the club saying it was a “classic design”.
United group managing director Richard Arnold added: “Everyone at Manchester United is very proud of the shirt, which draws upon the club’s iconic kits of yesteryear.” Louis van Gaal’s team begin the new Premier League season at home to Tottenham on 8 August and will return to the Champions League this season after missing out in 2014-15 for the first time in 19 years. Chelsea and Liverpool are among other clubs to introduce new strips.