Images of Manchester United’s alleged away shirt design for 2021/22 have been leaked online, with the strip taking inspiration from the iconic Red Devils 1990-92 kit.
The blue and white shirt worn by United in the early ’90s proved to be a huge hit with fans. Its popularity has continued to this day, with the top now in high demand and vintage football shirt stores charging over £ 300.
As was the case with the bands 1990-92, United’s current kit suppliers are adidas, and according to Footy Headlines this is the popular band from the early ’90s that adidas took inspiration from ahead of the 2021 season. 22.
The published images show a white graphic with an abstract, quirky blue pattern. The United badge and sponsor name are in contrasting red – as was the case with the 1990-92 shirt.
Again, just like the jersey it was inspired by, the kit design images show the classic adidas Trefoil logo featured, as opposed to the modern adidas logo traditionally used on soccer jerseys today.
The Trefoil logo was used on soccer jerseys between 1971 and 1991, before the introduction of the new adidas logo. It is still featured 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 new outer stripe a real retro feel.
The shorts are described as ‘glory blue’ – which, again, was exactly what came with United’s 1990-92 away shirt.
In United’s famous 1990-92 away strip, the club finished second and sixth in the former Premier League, in addition to beating Nottingham Forest in the 1991/92 League Cup final.
The jersey is slated to launch in July 2021, ahead of the Red Devils’ 2021/22 season start in August.