Did Adidas Steal The Manchester United 20-21 Third Kit Design?

Tuesday, 1 September 2020
New pictures of the Manchester United third kit got leaked today. The kit's outstanding design was popular both on social media and for fans. But has Adidas stolen the Dazzle Camo design?

Manchester United 20-21 Third Kit Leaked - New Picture

Minneapolis City SC '2020 Special Dazzle Kit' Features Similar Design As Manchester United 20-21 Third Kit

The Adidas Manchester United 20-21 third kit boasts a unique dazzle camo look. However, the dazzle camo design is very similar to a special kit from US lower-division club Minneapolis City, who compete in the United Premier Soccer League.

Matt Wolff designed Minneapolis City's special kitThe eye-catching Dazzle Minneapolis City kit was designed specially for the U.S. Open Cup, America's longest-standing national soccer competition. It was not made by the club themselves but by Matt Wolff, who was also responsible for the design of the Nike Nigeria 2018 home shirt.

The Minneapolis City SC Dazzle kit was released in March 2020, a few months after there were the first leaks about the 'Dazzle Camo' Manchester United kit...

Adidas finished the design process for Man Utd's 'Dazzle Camo' kit more than one year agoAs it is the case for all big team's 2020-21 kits, Adidas already finished the main design process for Manchester United's third jersey more than one year ago, in summer 2019. Therefore, it is well possible that Matt Wolff got inspired by Adidas and not the other way round.

'Nike designer' Matt Wolff might got inspired by AdidasIt is also possible that Matt Wolff designed both the Adidas Manchester United 20-21 3rd kit and the Minneapolis City SC '2020 Special Dazzle Kit", even though that is unlikely.

The Adidas Manchester United 2020-21 third kit releases in August 2020.

Stay tuned to see how this story evolves.

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