Earlier today, Manchester United officially announced that the club would unveil their brand new 2016/17 away kit on the 11th May – much earlier than in years gone by. We may even see the kit being debuted this season, with whispers suggesting it could be on show against Bournemouth.
Whilst it took us as quite a surprise that we can in fact purchase next season’s kit already, many fans weren’t at all happy with how the design looks as you can see from plenty of fans’ tweets below.
Adidas basing the New united kit on VG, dull and boring pic.twitter.com/LYDuCUWqHp
— Patrick (@Carlosophy) May 4, 2016
I said it in 2015… With United, Real, Juve, Milan and Bayern sharing the same kit producer as us, we’re gonna get the half-assed kits.
— Andre (@Excesctional) May 4, 2016
Actually looking closer at the new United away kit… Why does it look like a pyjama top ?.
— 50milldownthedrain (@BasqueMaestro) May 4, 2016
Yet another United away kit that would be better as a training kit. Happens at least once a year
— Nicholas Nicholson (@NikNik_88) May 4, 2016
@adidasUK great job on fucking up the new man united away kit?? why couldn’t it just as been the same as Chelsea’s home..
— Gerald McCreery (@GeraldMccreery) May 4, 2016
Its fair to say that the majority of United’s fans aren’t really thrilled by the prospect of a blue away kit. Personally though, I like it. It feels like a throwback to the jersey of the 1968 season in which we won our first European Cup.
At the end of the day its just a kit, and whats more important is the way the lads perform on the field. Hopefully that picks up dramatically next season.