Leaked Manchester United 23-24 Away Kit Inspired by 1902 Kit?

Many people may be asking themselves why Manchester United are set to receive an away kit with dark green and white stripes for next season. It seems the reason lies over a century in the past.

Exclusive: Manchester United 23-24 Away Kit Design Leaked

United 23-24 Away Kit Could Be Inspired By 1902-05 Shirt

Looking back at some of United's first kits, you will find away kits with green and white stripes dating back to 1902, the year in which Newton Heath became Manchester United.

Through the decades this design would no longer appear, as blue became a much more common away color, along with mainly white shirts with red/black detailing. Blue and white striped away kits also became frequent.

It should be mentioned that the leak of the Manchester United 23-24 away kit indicates the shirt will not stay true to the original colors, instead going for a much darker (almost black) shade of green than in the early 1900's. It also adds dark red accent colors into the mix.

The 120-year-old green/white striped shirts were worn with black shorts and socks, occasionally also white shorts.

In our opinion Adidas should have gone for a lighter shade of green, especially if it was their intention to pay homage to one of United's earliest away shirts.

Check out more Manchester United Kits from the 1900's.

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