Manchester United home kit launch delayed

The launch of Manchester United’s new home kit has been delayed despite being expected on Friday July 1.

Footy Headlines says the kit was supposed to be released on the first day of the month but could now be released a week later.

The tape could not be released until July as DXC Technology took over from Kohler as cover sponsor.

That deal didn’t come into effect until July, leading to expectations for the new shirt to be released sooner rather than later.

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New Manchester United home kit delayed

Leaked images have already shown the design we’re expecting for Manchester United’s new home kit for 2022/23.

Adidas certainly aren’t playing it as ‘safe’ as the popular 2021/22 home kit. It has a 1990s feel.

Nothing more than the collar, made iconic by former star Eric Cantona, who rose to fame and had the flair on the pitch to support his rebellious styling approach.

Like all new kits, this one will split opinions at first, and then we’ll all get used to it. Even the famous 2019/20 ‘zebra kit’ grew thanks to supporters and was gone before we knew it.

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We can’t rule out the possibility of United delaying the kit launch by a week so new signings can be involved in the launch.

United take off for their pre-season tour on Friday, and Erik ten Hag apparently wants as many new faces signed, sealed and delivered by then as possible.

So if the kit comes out, we could see Frenkie de Jong, Tyrell Malacia or even Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez in it.

It would be a way to herald new signings and hopefully a new era as United go in search of silverware in this new strip.

Sam Preston is an NCTJ go-to sports and news reporter who studied with the Press Association. He also holds a 2:1 law degree with a degree in French law from the University of Birmingham, which included a year of study at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Tier 1 football manager who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and matchday programs for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.

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