Since Adidas got the Man United contract two years ago they’ve gone a bit mad with the trefoil pattern that older United fans recognise as the ‘Lee Sharpe’ or ‘Acid House kit’ from the early 90’s. They’ve reprised it again this season on their new away shirt for Jose’s Europa League heroes. Delivered as part of a classic all-black kit (another throwback, this time to Eric Cantona’s 1995 ‘Kick-it-Out’ anti-racism campaign), the shirt is the pick of the designs Adidas have done for United so far.
Kit manufacturers love to bang-on about history and heritage and all that but in this case they can be forgiven all their platitudes when it gives them an excuse to turn-out dreamy tackle like this shirt. It’s an instant design classic and is sure to feature in Wavey Garms look-books in 2025.
The shirt is the first Adidas football jersey to feature the new Flexarm technology which has been developed to allow greater flexibility and freedom of movement for players dabbing.