United fans point out big flaw with new kit after images released
Manchester United's fans' hackles have been raised after their new kit celebrates an achievement almost three decades ago.
The new kit for the 2019/20 season features inscriptions on the sleeve of '90+1' and '90+3' to commemorate the Champions League victory against Bayern Munich in 1999.
Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer both scored in injury time to pull off a memorable 2-1 victory, in a win that many United fans won't have even been alive for.
However, supporters are unimpressed by the move, pointing out that United aren't even in the competition after a disastrous season.
Perhaps Tony Soprano had it best though, saying:
There was disquiet over the goalkeeper's kit, which is perhaps more suited to a trending electroclash beat combo than it is to football.
One fan was sick into his own scorn over the state of it all, considering the players currently in the United squad.
Eurosport's former photoshop mage conjured up a standard Twitter simile.
But the common theme of the complaints was this:
As well as David de Gea - who is linked with an exit this summer - the promotion also features Paul Pogba - who is linked with an exit this summer. Is this a positive sign for the United fans hopeful their two best players will stay, or simply cynical advertising from United executives desperate to ring the last few quid from those on their way out of a sinking ship?
Perhaps the best thing, though, is that the club got the wrong date for the kit anyway.