Manchester United will once again wear the 3-stripes. In a landmark deal worth a whopping £750 million, Adidas have signed on to provide the Manchester United kits for the next 10 seasons after taking a hiatus with the team for the past 24 years. The last time a Manchester United player wore an Adidas kit was in the 1991/92 season. This long-standing history with the club provided inspiration for the design of the new kits for a modern age. Adidas designer and long-time Manchester United supporter, Inigo Turner commented on the classic design:
At adidas we have been on a real journey in creating these new kits for Manchester United. This landmark sponsorship is not the first time we have partnered with the Club and it is with these iconic kits of the past that we drew our inspiration from. We have aimed to break expectations by reengineering simple but impactful design features such as the classic v-neck collar and the iconic three-stripe detailing down the arms as our commitment to giving Manchester United a truly ground breaking kit for the 2015/16 season.
The new kits were inspired by the Manchester United kits of the 1980s, with the classic v-neck collar outlined in black and red, and the white 3-stripes running down the sleeves. A subtle striping pattern is featured throughout the chest, and a trident graphic runs across the bottom hem in an ode to a pattern featured on the jersey that Ryan Giggs wore in his debut season in 1990.
The Manchester United 2015/16 Adidas Home kit is available in The Soccer Shop in both adult and youth sizes. A long sleeve version is also available in adult sizes.