Manchester United’s leaked 2017-18 third kit reminds us of their worst ever shirt

Manchester United‘s season has been inconsistent, to say the least.

After a rocky start under Jose Mourinho, the club appeared to have turned a corner with a solid run of results throughout winter but still struggle to put the lesser teams away. A case in point came on Saturday, when United peppered 10-man Bournemouth in another 1-1 home draw.

Earlier this year, a proposed third kit for next season was ‘leaked’, and it looks a hell of a lot like a kit that will conjure only bad memories for United fans.


Back in 1995-96, United released a grey kit. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side wore it at The Dell and were 3-0 down to Southampton at the break.

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The problem, so the story goes, was that United’s players couldn’t pick each other out, given the grey tint to the kits. Ferguson made the call to dump the kits at half-time, and although United lost the game, they were much improved in the second half.

So bad did the now infamous grey kit go down, that United fans even voted it their worst ever.

Which is why we’re quite confused – if the leaked images are to be trusted – as to why they’d try out another grey kit. Take a look at these images:



The silhouette of United’s Holy Trinity – Denis Law, Bobby Charlton and George Best – can be seen faintly printed in front of Old Trafford and is a lovely touch, but if this kit is the real deal, it’s sure to raise a few eyebrows among the red half of Manchester when it’s released.


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