adidas and Manchester United Football Club today presented the new 2021/22 season home jersey, inspired by the three pillars of the club’s philosophy: youth, courage, and success.
To create a modern, classic look the new shirt features a subtle tonal three-pillared stripe pattern engineered into the fabric, whilst staying true to Manchester United’s iconic red jerseys of the past.
The philosophy is further brought to life with the “youth, courage, success” mantra printed on back neck tape inside the jersey, whilst the stripe design continues onto the shorts – a nod to kits of the 80s when adidas and Manchester United first joined forces – on an elegant Cloud White base color.
The jersey also references the famous long-sleeve ringer shirts – with white cuffs and collar worn in the 1960s – for an updated nostalgic design that features the latest in adidas fabric innovation: HEAT.RDY – KEEP COOL, which is designed to keep players feeling cool, dry, and confident during play. The red devil appears on the back of the shirt for the first time in club history; an iconic logo that goes back to the core of the jersey, sitting underneath the back of the round-neck collar. The gold devil sign off is also included on the front of the socks.
Inigo Turner, Design Director at adidas, said: “At adidas we know that from the days of Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now, it’s always been important that the club’s success is built upon its philosophy of youth, courage and success. For that reason, when it came to designing the 2021/22 shirt, we took our inspiration from there and we hope that this will resonate with all supporters around the world.”
The Manchester United 2021/22 home jersey is made with PRIMEGREEN, a series of high-performance recycled materials, putting sustainability at the heart of the innovation. The replica shirt offers similar benefits thanks to the inclusion of AEROREADY – FEEL READY technology, keeping fans comfortable and ready as it absorbs moisture for a dry feeling.
The shirt will be the first Manchester United jersey to launch with the new principal shirt partner TeamViewer, following the announcement of the club’s partnership with the global technology company announced in March this year.
It will be worn for the first time on pitch on Sunday 18th July for a pre-season friendly against Derby County FC.