Manchester United have unveiled their new home kit for the 2018/19 season with the club opting for a design to mark their 140th anniversary
The new shirt has been designed to pay tribute to the local railway workers who founded United back in 1878 as Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Cricket and Football Club.
The Adidas jersey has a distinctive black graphic across the lower half, which is intended to symbolise train tracks running away to the horizon.
The dark shorts that the United players will be using in the new season were originally worn by Newton Heath in 1878.
Richard Arnold, Group Managing Director of Manchester United, told the club website:
There are many great moments in this club’s fantastic history, and none more important than the year the club was founded, back in 1878. This shirt from Adidas pays homage to the year we were founded, and marks 140 years of footballing success.
“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. Again, Adidas has shown how innovative they are with their designs – taking a moment from the past and reshaping it for supporters into a jersey which I am sure the fans will love.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 17, 2018