Manchester United have launched their new adidas blue and black third kit for the 2021/22 season, paying tribute to the iconic black away kit worn during the 1993/94 double winning campaign.
That season, with stars like Eric Cantona, Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes and more, United retained their Premier League title and completed a first ever league and FA Cup double in the club’s history.
Although the original kit was mostly black with blue and yellow trim, the blue and black hues on the 2021/22 jersey make for a more modern look, complemented by yellow accents.
With trophies such a huge part of United’s history, the message behind the new kit is inspired by the winning mentality and philosophy instilled at Old Trafford by Sir Alex Ferguson and the legendary former boss takes pride of place in an official launch video.
New signing Jadon Sancho also features prominently in the release campaign, alongside Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, modelling the new kit alongside women’s team players like Katie Zelem, Millie Turner and Kirsty Smith.
All three new United kits this season have major throwback vibes. The red home shirt featuring a white round neck and sleeve cuffs is inspired by the jerseys worn in the 1960s when George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law were three of the best players in the world.
The light blue and white away kit, meanwhile, is a nod to the cult classic United change strip used between 1990 and 1992, just before the start of the Premier League era.