Manchester United have launched their new home kit for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The customary red shirts have black detailings which resemble a train track.
United released a statement that read, “The latest jersey marks 140 years since the club was founded, with a train track graphic referencing United’s original name; Newton Heath (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway) Cricket and Football Club. The team was originally formed in 1878 by the Carriage and Waggon department of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath and initially played games against other departments and rail companies at their home ground at North Road, Manchester.”
“In 1892, the club entered the English First Division – the highest league in the country at the time, before changing its name to the now world-renowned Manchester United in 1902, and moving to the iconic stadium of Old Trafford in 1910.”
The club’s group managing director Richard Arnold said, “There are many great moments in this club’s fantastic history, and none more so important than the year the club was founded, back in 1878. This shirt from adidas pays homage to the year we were founded, and marks 140 years of footballing success.”
The Red Devils will don their new home kit during their pre-season friendlies at United States. Manchester United’s first pre-season friendly is against Mexican club Club America at Glendale, Arizona on Thursday. Last season’s runners-up first match of the season is against Leicester City at the iconic Old Trafford.