Kit designer Inigo Turner has revealed that Manchester United’s home kit is a mixture of both the club’s geography and history.
Turner has explained some of the inspirations for the two-tone shirt which was released worldwide on Saturday and launched by Jose Mourinho and his players at a special event in China.
‘We looked back into the history of Manchester United shirts,’ Turner told the Manchester United website.
‘And decided it was a good time to refer to the half-and-half design which was first worn by Newton Heath for the club’s first-ever jersey.
‘The honeycomb graphic is inspired by the coat of arms of Manchester. Within the coat of arms, there’s the worker bee. The worker bee symbolises how Manchester United sees itself as a football club and the attributes that the players need to have when they go out on the field of play,’ he added.
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