After all the build up, all the intrigue and a game of cat and mouse that would have done Tom & Jerry proud, Footy Boots can at last reveal the Manchester United home kit for the 2009 / 2010 season.
In the centenary year for Old Trafford Nike designers have included several design features that pay homage to the side that first played at the Theatre of Dreams.
The new shirt features a large chevron across the chest, which echoes the same pattern United wore on their shirts during the 1909-10 season when Old Trafford first opened.' The distinctive angle of the chevron also directly replicates the one found at the bottom of the club crest containing United’s red devil.' The chevron augments the upper chest area of the shirt and Nike maintain that it gives United’s players an even bigger and more intimidating appearance.
The kit has certainly proved a hit with the players including Rio Ferdinand who said:
You feel very proud every time you put the United kit on. When I first signed that was the thing I was most looking forward to – putting it on and seeing how it felt. I was like an excited kid! I’m sure we’ll all be buzzing when we run out in the new kit next season.
Maintaining the traditions of the club is very important. Last season we had the blue kit to remember the European Cup winners of 1968 and this one dates back to the 1900s to celebrate 100 years of Old Trafford. This club has always taken pride in its history – it acts as an inspiration to all of us and it’s great to see it represented in the new kit.
The shirt also includes a number of other new elements.' The entire back of the shirt has an engineered mesh, which is a series of small chevrons, a performance feature to offer players even greater ventilation during games.
Inside the black round-neck collar is a high quality woven label with the three United colours, red, white and black, while engineered in to the side seam is a small label that reads ‘The Theatre of Dreams Since 1910.’
The shirt is made from Nike Dri-Fit fabric, which keeps players drier, cooler and lighter by drawing sweat from the body to the fabric’s surface, while its three-dimensional construction gives more air space around the skin to reduce clinging.
The home shorts are white with a red stripe along the side, a graphic of a red devil is on the back of the waist band and the draw cords feature MUFC on the tips. The socks are black with a red chevron on the calf.
The kit is available on pre-order now, can be purchased from Manchester United club shops from 16th July and will be worn on by the first team when they start their tour of Asia that commences on the same day.
So, what do you think? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Hey hey. . . Red Devil here. . . The new jersey looks interesting and different from the others in the Premier League. . . Eventhough it looks like a rugby jersey, SO WHAT?! Its good to be the 1st football team to have a jersey like a rugby team. . . Go Man United! ! ! Glory glory man united! ! ! (x3) As the reds go marching on! on! on!
It’s certainly different and has that aura of former teams about it.
Not a huge Man Utd fan but I quite like it.
Not a man utd fan.. Not a bad kit, there not gonna do much though this year….
keepers kit is nice, players kit is rank
what a beaut!!! i just wish the shorts were black though…
ha ha ha Adam. Must be liverpool to be saying such stupid and arrogant comments!!! ha ha ha
This may sound horribly wrong, but this kit is similar to the one Melbourne Victory have been wearing the past few seasons. I’m not really suggesting that they copied, but it is just a thought.
No offense but Ronney looks like a dwarf in this picture…
Awesome kit. Definately lived up to all the hype and pandimonion, that was going around.
Sorry but I have to agree with Adam, I respect man u as a club, but I doubt they will acheive their past accomplishments this season.(im a gunner)
look at that new ball in the Park J sung picture…???
I dont know why Nike keeps on shoving the chevron design down our throats. Mexico used it in the last World Cup, and they keep selling the kit to amateur teams. I really dont like it….
And they wont have succes without CR7 now its GUNNER time !!! unless they sell cesc 🙁
its alright. the old one was much much better.
Am i the only one who noticed the new nike ball?
i agree with john kim, but rooney always look like a dwarf (but excellent player).
i love it, cause is different to the past years kit.
This is a template,remember the mexico home and away kit for the 2006 world cup?Im a nike fan but i have to say that they didnt even try on this kit they just changed the collar and the bootom of the sleevs 🙁
should have just kept this years kit.
it is exactly like the 2006 mexico jersey just in manu colors and logo.
the goalie kit looks way better, they should use that as away kit! 😀
haha the fact that you people think we need ronaldo is really makeing me laugh with that money grubbing cry baby gone we can finally get things back to normal all you gunners a scousers will watch WAYNE ROONEY score over and over again i mean have you people not been watching this man with him FINALLY being able to play over the box instead of off on the left wing like he has been forced to do the past two seasons you gunners and scousers should be very worried about him
p.s. who the **** is ronaldo
i thought man u was going to leave AIG?
haha it is a rip off of st helens rugby league kit< dont reallymatter though because they have lots of man u fans there lmao thats almost as bad as evertons new one
nice top but the shorts and nastey
it nice but the old one is better nice design then now…
what ever good luck mu…
i’ll be ur fan ever…
i love their new kit for new season…
how their away kit look???
please tell me when they already announce it
Its OK, but I think it look like Maxico home kit in Fifa world cup 2006 and it also look like nike5 kit that nike sold in last 3-4months ago(black,green) and design still look like nike jacket that were sold sinc Olympic game Nike always told that the new, but I think it the same thing in previous design(re make)of nike product, however I’m United fan and I pride to know that nike made our kit difference from another teams.
damn this shirt is goooooood but its already old mexico wore that shirt in worldcup 2006 but its still nice though!
hi manchester utd,we love you,
we will today
I SIMPLY LOVE ALL MY UNITED PEEPS,KEEP UP THE GOODWORK GUYS,YOU ALL….ROCK.
here is an indian red devil…jus love the team..its legend!! no matter ronaldo is in or out ,but only the spirit of whole team matterz with or without him..so far man united’s rocking n will continue to!! man united till death…:)glory glory man united!!