Fundamentally The Same Shirt Each Time? Adidas Manchester United 'Black' Kits

Friday, 21 August 2020
Last week, Adidas released the new Manchester United 2020-21 away kit. It features a very dark green main color that looks almost like black - this caused popular Twitter account to compare Man Utd's recent black shirts that look quite similar, at least from a distance...

Adidas Manchester United Alternative Kit History - 2015-2020

Since Adidas' first season as Man Utd kit maker (2015-16), Adidas released four different 'black' jerseys for the club. All of the different black Man Utd kits look quite similar - the differences is the secondary accent color and the design pattern printed on the kits.

Adidas did not release a 'black' Man Utd kit in two of six seasons yetIn the two seasons of six in which Adidas did not launch a 'black' Manchester United (2016-17 & 2018-19), Adidas released blue alternative jerseys for the club.

2015-16 Third

2017-18 Away

2019-20 Third

2020-21 Third

Kit Crimes thinks that the reason for Man Utd to opt for black kits is that "Black must sell well to Manchester United fans".

You can check out Manchester United's full football kit history on Football Kit Archive to see how their kits evolved through the years.

Manchester United 20-21 Away Kit Released - Debut vs Sevilla

Which dark Manchester United kit do you like the most? Share your thoughts in the comments below and see the 2020-21 Kit Overview for all leaked soccer jerseys of all brands.
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