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Manchester United unveils new home kit for 2018/19 season with ‘authentic’ version of shirt, shorts and socks costing an eye-watering £183

Manchester United have unveiled their most expensive home kit ever – with an ‘authentic’ adults’ version of shirt, shorts and socks costing fans an eye-watering £183.

Parents of young fans aged between 18 months and six years face forking out £44.95 for the children’s version of the Adidas strip.

Fans reacted with fury at the cost of the new kit, with one asking if ‘greed’ inspired the ‘extortionate’ price.

And for older kids aged from seven years old, the cost for the shirt alone is £49.95 – with shorts costing another £24.95.

A cheaper version of the £109.95 adult shirt will still set United fans back £64.95 – making it one of the most expensive kits in world football for supporters.

THE EYE-WATERING COST OF UNITED KIT
Authentic kit – adult

Top 109.95

Shorts 42.95

Socks 29.95

Total £182.85.

Normal kit – adult

Top 64.95

Short 34.95.


Socks 16.95

Total £116.85

Kids aged 7 – 16 years

Top 49.95

Shorts 24.95

Socks 16.95.

Some fans criticised the design of the kit by Adidas, saying it was ‘one of the worst yet’.

However, other United fans were more welcoming of the design saying: ‘I actually quite like it.’

The new Adidas home kit marks 140 years since United was formed and the jersey is inspired by the club’s original name.

There is a train track graphic referencing United’s initial name: Newton Heath (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway) Cricket and Football Club.

The club initially played matches against fellow rail companies at North Ground before they entered the English First Division in 1892.

They finally decided to change their name to Manchester United in 1902, when it was argued that the team had no links with its origins anymore and was no longer based in Newton Heath.

On Tuesday, United revealed their new kit via video on Twitter, with Spanish midfielder Juan Mata playing a starring role.

There is a black to red fading on the home shirt, and it is accompanied by black shorts and red and black socks.

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