Saturday 19 August 2017

Man United left red-faced as new jersey goes on US sale before official launch

The Manchester United kit for 2015/16 season
The Manchester United kit for 2015/16 season
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Manchester United fans in the United States were surprised to find they could purchase the brand new Adidas strip before the official launch of the new jersey.

In an embarrassing blunder by the Red Devils, pictures have emerged of the highly anticipated shirt at a branch of the Dicks Sporting Goods which was priced at $90, equivalent to €82.

It is the same as previously leaked images of the shirt, which has Adidas’ iconic three stripes running down the sleeve and a raised badge as well as the name of sponsor Chevrolet.

United are not due to launch the kit until August 1st, as the current deal with Nike doesn't run out until the end of the month.

The club signed a world-record £750million deal with the German sportswear giants last year which is due to begin this season.

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