After months of anticipation and countless leaks, Manchester United have revealed their 2009/10 Nike home and goalkeeper kits. Here’s the spiel on the new home kit from the United’s website and your first look the home and goalie kits as modeled by the likes of Park Ji-Sung, Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra and Edwin Van der Sar.
The red kit celebrates 100 years of Old Trafford with a large chevron across the chest, reflecting the design of the shirts worn by United when the stadium first opened during the 1909/10 season.
The back of the shirt has an engineered mesh, which is a series of small chevrons, a performance feature to offer the players even greater ventilation during games. Inside the black round-neck collar is a high quality woven label in red, white and black, while engineered into 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 the players drier, cooler and lighter by drawing sweat from the body to the fabric’s surface, while it’s three-dimensional construction gives more air space around the skin to reduce clinging.
The white shorts have a red stripe along the side, a red devil graphic on the back of the waist band, while the draw cords feature ‘MUFC’ on the tips. The black socks have a red chevron on the calf.
The players will don the kit for the first time during their pre-season tour of Asia next month. The squad fly out to the Far East on 16 July – the day the kit goes on sale and on which pre-orders will be delivered.