Pink Manchester United 18-19 Away Kit Launch Details + Backstory

Monday, 27 August 2018
We can reveal that the new Manchester United 2018-2019 away kit is set to be released at an event on Tuesday at one of Adidas’ shops in Manchester's city centre. We already leaked several pictures of it, and now we also want to give you information on why the new Man Utd 18-19 away kit is pink for the first time in the history of the club.

Pink Manchester United 18-19 Away Kit Is A Tribute to Now Discontinued Manchester Evening News "Football Pink" Sports Section

The color of the new Adidas Manchester United 18-19 away jersey is believed to be a tribute to the Manchester Evening News "Football Pink" sports section that was available to United and Manchester City fans shortly after the final whistle on Saturday afternoon.

The news outlet was released shortly after Saturday's games, allowing fans to catch up on the latest results, news and match reports - the newspaper was printed on light pink paper. In 2000, the Saturday edition was switched to Sunday, before the section ultimately ceased publication in 2007.

In fact, Manchester United's home and third kits also pay homage to the club's history - Adidas had chosen dark blue as the colors of the club’s third strip to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Man Utd's first European Cup triumph, while the gradient on the home kit pays tribute to the club's beginnings as rail workers club.

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