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Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd)

Cape Town – English Premiership side Manchester United in partnership with sponsors Adidas have launched their new home kit for the upcoming 2018/2019 season.

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The club said the latest jersey marks 140 years since the club was founded, with a train track graphic referencing United’s original name: Newton Heath Cricket and Football Club.

The club said: “There are many great moments in this club’s fantastic history, and none more important than the year the club was founded, back in 1878. This shirt from Adidas pays homage to the year we were founded, and marks 140 years of footballing success.

Adidas Football said: “The new shirt for Manchester United mixes the heritage and history of the club’s illustrious past, with modern technology and design innovation from Adidas.

“When designing the kit, we wanted to tell the story of the first incarnation of the United kit, 140 years ago. Originally, the team wore dark shorts, and we’ve reinterpreted this story in a bold and contemporary way, connecting the past to the future, and combining the very best in performance with street wearability.”

Unite will wear their new kit for the first time on their tour of the US with the first fixture against Club America at the Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.

Jose Mourinho’s side will be without a number of key players who took part in the 2018 Soccer World Cup with Paul Pogba and others expected to arrive back a week before the start of the season.

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