Sport-locker.net can this evening reveal that Manchester United will play in a new away kit this 2013/14 season boasting the iconic gingham check from the city’s industrial heritage.
The new away shirt, unveiled during the club’s pre-season tour in Japan at Osaka Castle, features the gingham used on last season’s home shirt with a bigger, bolder design.
The shirt’s large black and midnight navy gingham checks represent Manchester’s proud industrial past when the check was produced in the city’s booming cotton mills in the 18th century.
Manchester United, and the city, have been built with the same hard working ethic and the club has always been the city’s football factory.
The collar is a black round neck and on the back of shirt, on the neck, is a white woven devil from the United club crest.
The club crest at the heart of the jersey is an embroidered monochromatic midnight navy and white.
The new away shorts are midnight navy with a thin navy blue stripe on the hem at the back while the new away socks are navy blue with a white stripe between two black stripes, with the traditional United bar design.