Manchester United's historic £750m kit deal with Adidas will start from 1 AugustReuters

The excitement of getting a first look of the official kit before the mega-launch takes fans of all clubs by storm. It was no different for Manchester United fans. 

It is exactly two weeks to go for the Red Devils to officially launch their Adidas kit for the 2015-16 season, but some fans seem to hog the limelight with their excitement to 'leak' the images.

The recent images that have surfaced of the United home kit on the Internet come as the "best look yet at the Red Devils' return to the three stripes", as quoted by British daily Manchester Evening News.

In the bottom left image posted by the user on Twitter, United supporters cannot but notice the watermarks emblazoned on the red shirt, which appear to be a tribute to the much revered 1992 away-kit United wore in that year's League Cup final.

The Old Trafford side signed a historic £750m kit deal with sporting brand Adidas last summer, ending their 12-year association with Nike.

The Red Devils' 10-year sponsorship deal with the German sportswear giant will begin only after their association with Nike ends - just before the start of the 2015-16 season, but the club will wear the Nike kits for their pre-season tour of the United States.

Nike's contract with United runs until the last day of July and The Reds' four pre-season matches against Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain will all be held before Adidas replaces the American sportswear giant on 1 August.

From April, Red Devils fans had a hard time to control their excitement who shared their creativity and brought out various versions of the Adidas kit.

Images of a rumoured away-kit surfaced earlier showing United's new navy strip with the club badge and Chevrolet sponsor. But the kit was without Adidas' iconic three stripes on the sleeves.

Alternative away designs included a sleek black design with a red badge and the three stripes.

Adidas was previously United's kit supplier between 1980 and 1992, when they were replaced by Umbro.

Full view of the 'leaked' Manchester United home kit:


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