Man Utd’s new home kit is splitting opinion amongst fans
The kit is inspired by iconic United kits of the 1960s.
Manchester United has revealed its brand new 2021/22 home kit and it’s splitting opinion amongst fans.
The kit – which is donned with new sponsor Team Viewer, the remote access computer software company – is inspired by iconic United kits of the 1960s.
TeamViewer replaces last season’s shirt sponsor Chevrolet and cost the software company a reported £235 million to sit below the club crest and Adidas logo.
Speaking about the shirt and its new sponsor, a Manchester United spokesperson said: United said: “TeamViewer’s name adorns the shirt, beneath the Adidas logo and iconic Manchester United crest, to make this home shirt feel like an instant classic.
“Whilst the ribbed collar and cuffs lock in comfort and a heritage feel.”
A selection of first team stars including Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Bruno Fernandes posed the kit’s first media shots this week.
But some fans are yet to be convinced, with one Man Utd fan tweeting: “Looks like a Sunday league football kit. One of the lads’ dad owns the company that sponsors the kit.”
Another wrote: “What is it with Barca and United making s*** kits,” while someone else tweeted: “Worst kit ever.”
United’s partnership with TeamViewer is the biggest shirt-only deal in Premier League history, worth £47m each year.
Speaking on the deal, managing director Richard Arnold said: “They weren’t the highest bidder. What they bring to us is way beyond money.
“We are tremendously proud to be establishing this partnership with one of the most exciting and dynamic global software companies.
“The ability to connect and collaborate has never been more important to the world and our community of 1.1billion fans and followers.
“We are looking forward to working with TeamViewer to bring to life our vision for a partnership built on smarter ways of connecting people and businesses.”