Manchester United have released their home kit for the 2018/19 season and it pays tribute to the origins of the club and features train track graphics which then fade into the black shorts of the team.
United were initially known as Newton Heath Railway Cricket FC and were founded in 1878. The jersey pays tribute to the 140th anniversary of the club and it has been an incredible ride through the years.
The club picked up the ‘Manchester United’ name in 1902 and there were a couple of other names which we could have had, according to Manchester Evening News.
Manchester Celtic and Manchester Central were two options but we stuck with United. The club also changed their colours from white to red.
The video released by United shows Juan Mata fashioning the kit and we also get to see images and clips from the initial years of the club.
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The jersey features three black stripes down the shoulders on either side and the train tracks are also prominent across the front of the jersey.
Richard Arnold, group director of Manchester United, also added that the graphic is a reference to the origins of the club and believed the fans would love the jersey.
“The train track graphic on the shirt is a reference to the origins of the club, when the team was known as Newton Heath (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway) Cricket and Football Club.”
What we would love even more is picking up the Premier League title and beating Manchester City. And with a jersey that could be iconic, this could turn out to be a great season for all.