Manchester United have continued their preparations for the forthcoming campaign by launching their new home kit.
United formally revealed their new home shirt on Thursday morning. A product description on Adidas’ official website references the words ‘youth, courage and success’ as the inspiration behind the new home shirt – with those three words emblazoned inside the neck of the kit.
“The thee pillars of Manchester United’s motto have brought the club more than a century of triumphs,” the description reads. “With its clean red design and white ribbed crewneck, this adidas authentic football jersey takes inspiration from the iconic kit that carried them to some of their most memorable moments.”
The new kit has been launched ahead of United’s first friendly of pre-season on Sunday, in which they will face Derby County.
Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho is expected to be officially unveiled as a United player by the end of the week, while United also hold an interest in Kieran Trippier and Raphael Varane.
Mike Phelan lifts lid on Phil Jones work behind the scenes at Manchester United
Mike Phelan has revealed Phil Jones works hardest in Manchester United’s gym.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are preparing for the new campaign in pre-season training and among those players at Carrington is Jones, who has been at United for over 10 years but last kicked a ball for the Reds against Tranmere in the FA Cup in January 2020.
That is mostly by design. Jones was rumoured to be in Solskjaer’s ‘leaked’ starting XI that surfaced before United’s final league clash against Wolves, for example, but the Norweigan used Axel Tuanzebe and Eric Bailly in central defence instead.
However, Jones has been unfortunate with injuries over the last few years, most recently being sidelined with a serious knee concern, and United’s assistant manager Phelan said he’s the hardest worker in the gym, which might surprise some supporters.
United are ‘on the brink’ of signing both Raphael Varane and Kieran Trippier to bolster their defence, the Sun states.
The report claims both deals are ‘all but done’ and announcements are expected towards the end of next week.
Varane’s deal is said to cost £50m, while it’s added United will pay around £18m to bring Trippier back to English football.
Two Declan Rice alternatives
A United deal for West Ham and England defensive midfielder Declan Rice may simply prove too tricky to do this summer.
But with United in need of a midfielder to hold the fort and Rice looking too expensive, who could they turn to?