16 Jul Manchester United’s new equipment harks again to George Greatest period; Barcelona pay homage to girls’s team
With their first preseason fixture of the summer time looming, Manchester United have unveiled their new equipment for the 2021-22 season.
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Impressed by the easy, unembellished United kits of the 1960s — worn by legends similar to Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Regulation and George Greatest — the brand new strip has been pared down accordingly.
Welcome to a brand new period of risk.
Welcome to a world that works higher.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 15, 2021
Plain pink with outsized collars and cuffs, the design is straightforward and nostalgic, whereas the shirt carries the motto “Youth, Braveness, Success” stamped contained in the neck — three phrases that United really feel encapsulate their core membership ethos.
“The three pillars of Manchester United’s motto have introduced the membership greater than a century of triumphs,” the official description reads. “This new dwelling equipment celebrates those who got here earlier than us and led us to a few of our best moments. Now it is time for a brand new technology to go away a mark.”
The entrance of the 2020-21 shirt additionally bears a brand new sponsor, with the TeamViewer emblem changing Chevrolet.
After beginning life in inexperienced and gold, United made the swap to sporting an all-red shirt, white shorts and black socks on the flip of the 20th century — colors they’ve proudly sported ever since.
All through the 1960s, United streamlined their palette even additional by swapping out the black socks in favour of white and/or pink, and these are the long-lasting dwelling strips they wore at Previous Trafford whereas profitable two First Division titles (1964-65 and 1966-67) and their first-ever European Cup (1967-68).
That stated, United really wore blue — a color extra intently related to a neighbouring membership simply throughout city — after they beat Benfica 4-1 at Wembley to raise the 1968 European Cup, however the much less stated about that, the higher.
Barcelona pay homage to girls’s team with new equipment
Man United aren’t the one huge membership to roll out a brand new equipment, with Barcelona additionally proudly introducing their new away strip for 2020-21.
On the 50th anniversary of the formation of the membership’s first girls’s team, Barca have taken the chance to pay homage to that pioneering team.
“𝑊𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒, 50 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑔𝑜, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦.”
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 15, 2021
As such, the Catalans have produced a lavender shirt with stripes down the flank that comprise chosen lyrics from their membership anthem, the “Cant del Barca” (“Anthem for Barcelona”).
Certainly, the stripes characteristic the phrase “Tots models fem forca” (“United we’re sturdy”), with the unique masculine model working down one facet of the shirt and an up to date female model on the opposite.