Adidas Recycles Manchester United 20-21 Kit Pattern

The new SL Benfica 21-22 home kit was released today. However, it does not feature a brand-new design.

Benfica 21-22 Home Kit Features Pattern Of Manchester United 20-21 Away Kit

The new Benfica 2021-22 home jersey features the same subtle engineered pattern as the Manchester United 2020-21 away kit. It was described as "an intricately hand-drawn and painted design" when Adidas launched the Manchester United kit last year.

Image edit to highlight the "copied" pattern of Benfica's kit

It is nothing new that Adidas uses past-season designs of top clubs for other team's kits. Last year, Adidas recycled more than dozen old kit designs, including Real Madrid's galactic 18-19 third kit (Fenerbahce 20-21 third) and Spain's 2018 World Cup jersey (Wolves 20-21 Home).

Adidas Recycles Old Designs For Dozens Of Clubs In 2020-21 Season

Recently, Adidas and Benfica also announced the renewal of their kit deal for another six years (until 2027).

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