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Nike gives another reason to boycott new shirts

Many Manchester United fans decided to stop buying any club merchandise while the club is under The Glazers control and Nike designers have given United fans another reason to do so with their latest awful designs of United home and away kits.

A photo of the new home and away kits was leaked weeks ago by some passionate fans, I was shocked to see such designs, and thought it is a way to get fans’ reaction before launching the real design.

But yesterday reserves game against Curzon Ashton confirmed the leaked design which looks like United adidas shirt in 1980-1982 seasons (A period where we won nothing!).

Some people like retro designs, but this shirt is way off from the good designs of season 2006-07 and the double season. Before the Glazers time at Old Trafford, the home shirt was worn for two seasons. Now, there are new shirts for every single season…a way to generate more money, not to spend into the squad but to be added into the Glazers accounts!

In the other hand, Nike designers are finding it difficult to create something special for big club like Manchester United. The new season shirt looks the same as 1980-1982 season’ shirt. While they used the same template of Mexico 2006 world cup shirt (See the coming pic) for last season home and away shirt (I know they used the same design of United shirt in 1922, but they didn’t spend an hour to add some creative touches into the design!).

If the club asked the fans to design new kits (remember the gold-white shirt!), you will find some great ideas…while browsing the net, I found a guy called Zoran who likes to design football kits came with some great designs which may let the fans reconsider their decisions!
Away shirtThird shirt

Conclusion: Nike designers are poor and have no creativity anymore specially when it comes to design Man United shirts and they will notice that when no one buy their shirts including natural fans. Is this good for the Glazers? For sure not, but wait maybe the Galzers are aware of this and looking to terminate their contract with Nike so they can look for a new huge shirt sponsor who can pay their massive debt!

Will you buy the new shirt?


No Responses to “Nike gives another reason to boycott new shirts”

  1. Prady says:

    Don’t worry mate Nike not only design man utd kit badly but they design everything badly… just look at WC national jerseys all bad design have Nike symbol on that. i question is they have designer department or everybody goes on strike while Adidas designs are more appealing… i love German jersey 🙂

  2. SAF says:

    Maybe Adidas should sponser us if your that bothered?
    the new home kit is nice, not seen the away one.
    but the goalkeeper kit is terrible.

  3. bruce thomas says:

    The goalkeeper’s shirt is truly hideous.

  4. WatchMUFC says:

    Don’t Support The Glazers By Paying For MUTV. Watch The Pre-Season Tour Live On Instead.

    The new kit is so boring I don’t think I’ll be buying it.

  5. Aj says:

    ok, nothing wrong with it. i admit i didnt read the whole article as these things can get pretty boring when it comes down to those glazers and their debt. i respect your decision but disagree and already use to the kit. man i hate the debt and the glazers aldo admit i welcomd them in 05 but things change.

  6. Aj says:

    the iconic V on this past seasons kit was in honour of 100 years at Old Trafford and we had the V on our shirt 100 years back when billy meredith the original welsh wizard and united player designed it in 1909 for the fa cup final…..which we won 1-0 vs bristol city.

  7. Danny Salford Red says:

    Home kits fine, away one is awful and the keeper shirt is enough to make you sick on sight.

  8. reddevil says:

    Was not aware the kit was worn as a fashion statement

  9. Imran says:

    To quote… “Before the Glazers time at Old Trafford, the home shirt was worn for two seasons. Now, there are new shirts for every single season…a way to generate more money, not to spend into the squad but to be added into the Glazers accounts!”

    ^^^^ Obviously the editor who wrote this article doesn’t have any idea what he is talking about. Check your facts. Man Utd’s last season jersey (2009/2010) was meant only for that season as it was the last with sponsor AIG and it was also some sort of a commemorative. Everyone already knew that one will only be used for one season, thats why I didn’t get it. The new jersey for the upcoming season with the new AON sponsor will be used for 2 seasons, hence its labelled as 2010/2012 jersey. Duh…

    I think the home jersey looks pretty good, very simple and nice. It has grown on me somewhat, I didn’t like it at first, but the more I see it, the more I like it..

  10. chaz says:

    new jersey, new season, new achievements!!!!!

    Go… Go…. Go…. United!!!!!



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