Manchester United’s Adidas third kit for the 2018/19 season has been officially revealed.
The new shirt is inspired by the 50th anniversary of United’s historic first European Cup win – the first for any English team in the competition.
The new navy blue jersey takes its cue from the royal blue kit worn by Sir Matt Busby’s men in their victory over Benfica at Wembley in May 1968.
The Portuguese were beaten 4-1 after extra-time, thanks to goals from Sir Bobby Charlton (2), George Best and Brian Kidd, and the gold detailing on the adidas logo and club crest pays direct homage to that magical success.
The jersey has been created from Parley Ocean Plastic® in partnership with Parley for the Oceans. As well as creating awareness of the issue of plastic in our oceans, adidas and Parley also create footwear and clothing from upcyled plastic waste intercepted from shorelines, beaches and in coastal communities.