It’s that time of year where soccer fans try to discover what their favorite European club soccer team will be wearing next season. With teams changing kit designs every season, it has become a mini-event when a team releases their new kits.
It’s very rare that a team doesn’t get its kit designs leaked before it’s revealed. It takes well over a year for a design to go from concept to completion and with constant communication between the team and their kit maker, in addition to notifying retailers, things get leaked.
Manchester United’s home kit was supposedly leaked via footyheadlines.com and if this is the actual kit, it’s not surprising that their home kit will be red, just like it has been for over a century.
It’s tough to come up with different designs every year for a kit that’s always primarily red, so next year’s kit is obviously going to look similar. Compare it to what Paul Pogba is wearing above and you can see three subtle differences between this season’s Manchester United home kit and next season’s kit.
The traditional three Adidas stripes go from the sides of the kit to the shoulders, which I find a bit disappointing. Adidas had traditionally put the stripes on the shoulders and I found that distracting. For the last couple years, Adidas had the stripes down the sides and it made for a much cleaner design that was still noticeable and worked with every kit. But it seems like Adidas will be bringing them back to the shoulders.
In addition, Manchester United is apparently going with one solid red color instead of two different reds and a black and white stripe on the cuffs of the sleeves.
Overall, it’s a standard looking kit for Manchester United. The Chevrolet logo is still distracting and takes away from whatever it is Manchester United designs but it’s a serviceable design.