Manchester United, as a famous football club, has won trophies even more than any other club in English football. According to official document, it has 5 League Cups, 12 FA Cups, 21 FA Community Shields and 20 League titles. United have also won three UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA Europa League, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. In 1998–99, the club became the first in the history of English football to achieve the treble of the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League. By winning the UEFA Europa League in 2016–17, they became one of five clubs to have won all three main UEFA club competitions, and the only English club to have won every ongoing top-flight honor available to them.
Manchester United was the most brilliant football club with its highest earning in the world for 2016–17. The annual revenue of the club is€676.3 million in that year. It is also the world’s most valuable football club in 2018 and is valued at £3.1 billion. As of June 2015, it is the world’s most valuable football brand with an estimated worth of $1.2 billion.
Such these splendid achievement all root from the Newton Heath, the birthplace of the club. For commemorating the moment when this prominent club was established, the new Manchester United kit for 2018/19 season is decorated with distinctive pattern to remind people of its beginning. This new kit was revealed by Adidas Soccer on July 17, 2018 and was worn on the pitch for the first time during United’s summer tour in the United States.
Richard Arnold, Group Managing Director of Manchester United, points it out that there are numerous glory moment in United’s history while among those the most vital one is the moment the club was established. This shirts is designed to be the reminiscent of that time and 140 years from there.
At the front of the shirt is a train track graphic, it symbolize the origins of this football club which is established by a group of workers of a railway company. The foundation of the team is abstracted to be the idea, which indicates Adidas’ creative designing principle that capturing a blink from the past and making it tangible for supporters.
The new shirt for Manchester United with the inspired design has combined modern technology contributing to athletics with the remarkable history of the team. The professional technology would promote players’ performance while the honor of the history will stimulate the players to be more unbeatable.
This kit is a reappearance of the uniform which is worn by players 140 years ago. Initially the team dress with dark shorts as similar as the one composing the new kit. This new kit consisting of evocative elements constructs the path connecting the past and now, which is impressed to fans who have always support the team.