Red Devil stars such as Daley Blind, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba all proudly donned the new top, which features a silhouette of the ‘Holy Trinity’ statue
Stars such as Paul Pogba, Daley Blind and Jesse Lingard all proudly posed with the Adidas strip, which was designed by Red Devils fan Aniello Carotenuto.
French midfielder Paul Pogba models the new Manchester United third kit
Daley Blind models the new third kit for the 2017/18 season which features a silhouette of the ‘Holy trinity’ statue
The kit also boats a silhouette of the ‘Holy Trinity’ statue – where Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law stand arm in arm proudly in front of Old Trafford.
A club statement read: “The Creator Studio platform allowed fans the opportunity to design the third kits for United and five other clubs – FC Bayern Munich, Real Madrid CF, Juventus, AC Milan and Flamengo – the ultimate expression of fan creativity.
“All submitted kits were voted on by fans in a ‘battlemode’ that saw the most popular kits shortlisted to a top 100.
“The winners for each club were then chosen by an expert panel of some of the clubs’ most iconic players and a design by Aniello Carotenuto came out on top at United.
“The kit, which will be worn during the 2017/18 season, represents the powerful bond between the team and our fans. The light grey shirt is designed with a graphic showing the silhouette of the famous ‘Holy Trinity’ statue outside Old Trafford.
“The statue of club icons Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law represents a golden era for the club and this unique history was the inspiration for the new third kit.”
But United fans won’t have fond memories of their last strip donning the particular hue – picking up just a solitary point in five games when wearing the grey shirt in the 1995/96 season.
Jesse Lingard dons the new grey third kit – the first time the Red Devils have worn the colour since the 1995/96 campaign
Their last outing wearing grey came in April 1996, where they went in at half-time losing to Southampton 3-0 at St Mary’s.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men then came out after the break wearing a blue and white jersey, however they still ran out as 3-1 losers.
Ferguson alleged that the players couldn’t see each other in the glaring sunshine in the south coast.
He said: “The players don’t like grey strip. The players couldn’t pick each other out.
Eric Cantona was part of the Manchester United side that swapped kits at half-time against Southampton in April 1996
“They said it was difficult to see their team-mates at distance when they lifted their heads.
“It was nothing to do with superstition. This club went 26 years without winning the league and we didn’t think about changing the red shirts. It’s nothing to do with that at all.”
United still ended as Premier League champions – finishing four points clear of Newcastle United.
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