Man Utd’s new away kit ‘leaked’ with throwback to iconic 1996 jersey

Manchester United’s away strip for the 2020-21 campaign has reportedly been leaked, and it brings back memories of the infamous 'invisible' kit of 1995-96.

The new kit had been rumoured to be the shade of Adidas’ ‘legacy green’, but the leaked image indicates that it is far more grey in its colouring.

With the club badge in bright orange and the greyish shade of the shirt, the kit resembles the disastrous away jersey United’s stars donned in the ‘90s.

While wearing the Umbro-made away kit of the 1995-96 campaign, the Red Devils earned just one point from five Premier League matches and Sir Alex Ferguson famously ordered his team to change strip at half-time on one occasion.

The incident came as United were losing 3-0 to Southampton on a sunny day on the south coast. The legendary manager declared that his players could not see each other and made stars including Eric Cantona change into the third kit – which was a bright shade of blue and white.

Red Devils great Gary Neville lifted the lid on why Ferguson disliked the kit so much in 2018. “He hated that kit but there is a science behind it,” he told the Quickly Kevin, Will He Score podcast.

“Sir Alex had employed a professor on sight, a vision specialist. She brought in a lot of eye and alertness exercises and said to Sir Alex to imagine a crowd behind you, there are colours you can see more than others.

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