English Premier League giants Manchester United have officially launched their Nike 2010/11 home kit (or jersey if you prefer). The United 10/11 home strip will see action for the first time on Friday night when the team clashes with Celtic FC in Toronto, Canada and is now available for purchase at the World Soccer Shop Manchester United Store.
According to the Manchester United website:
The new Manchester United home kit for the 2010/11 season combines elements of the club’s history with new age technology — as every shirt will be made entirely from recycled polyester, each created from up to eight plastic water bottles as part of Nike’s ‘Considered Design’ programme.
Red, white and black is in the DNA of Manchester United and Nike has captured the spirit of the club through this season’s home kit. The new shirt leans towards a classic look, inspired by the 1970s, and features a collar for the first time since Nike became the team’s official kit supplier in 2002. And the chevron design that featured last season is evident in the engineered mesh pattern on the back of the shirt, with the V-shape echoed in the shoulder print detail and in the socks.
Kit-wise, there are three options for the home games: red jersey, white shorts and black socks; red jersey, black shorts and white socks; or red jersey, white shorts and white socks depending on the opponents.