New Manchester United 19/20 home shirt celebrating treble anniversary revealed
Here is the shirt Phil Jones will be covering in grass stains from unnecessarily falling over next season
Adidas football have released the Manchester United home shirt for the upcoming 19/20 Premier League season, celebrating 20 years since their famous treble, as well as an exquisitely rogue goalkeeper number for Davide De Gea to look sad in as he lets goals fly in past him from players like Ashley Barnes.
Here it is, anyway, modelled by the only player who will wear it with any pride next season: world class* CDM Scott McTominay!
*compared to Nemanja Matic.
As for De Gea, here he is seconds before he is mobbed by angry supporters for letting a 30-yard Ki Seung-yung pea roller trickle straight through his arms:
MORE PICTURES. LET'S GET EXCITED, YEAH? THIS TIME THE SHIRT IS HUNG UP. ON A HANGER! LOOK AT IT! LOOK AT THE GARMENT! IMAGINE SOMEONE OTHER THAN ALEXIS SANCHEZ OR ROMELU LUKAKU IN IT!
BADGE CLOSE-UP. OOOOO LOOK IT'S BLACK NOW. FUCKING TOUCH OF A CLASS, THAT, EVEN AS A FAN OF TRADITIONALLY COLOURED CLUB CRESTS (RESPECT).
THIS, THOUGH, IS ACTUALLY QUITE A NASTY REMINDER THAT UNITED USED TO BE REALLY, REALLY GOOD. NO NEED FOR IT.
AND FINALLY, A PLAYER WHO IS ALMOST CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO BE WEARING THIS SHIRT IN A COMPETITIVE FOOTBALL MATCH IF THE CONSTANT RUMOURS ARE TO BE BELIEVED!
Ok, we can calm down now. Well done everyone. Fantastic.
The shirt features an all-new commemorative badge in a 'bold black' with gold stitching, as well the dates of the three titles won in the 98/99 season - the Premier League, the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup - embroidered on the bottom.
The goalkeeper jersey, similarly, references the design worn by Peter Schmeichel during that campaign.
Fittingly, the shirt will be worn by some actual good players first before Chris Smalling and co tarnish it forever, getting its debut in a Manchester United Legends charity match against Bayern Munich - the team they defeated 2-1 in the final thanks to last-gasp goals from Teddy Sheringham and current United bus conductor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
On a serious note though, you lads will look absolutely lovely in this as you scrape your way through the Europa League group stage only to get knocked out by Sparta Prague across two legs in the round of 16.