Manchester United have released a new super-sized XXXXL football shirt after fans complained that the current shirts on offer were not big enough, according to the Daily Mail.
The news of United’s shirt size increase is nothing new to the Premier League, top-four rivals Tottenham offer shirts ranging up to XXXXXL in size. That’s staggering 57” or 144cm waist.
The club are understood to be trailing the new shirt size with a view to make it a regular option for fans, if sales of the shirt are strong.
Club shop owners at Old Trafford were contacted several times by fans who were unable to purchase shirts in their size, leading to frustration amongst the larger cohort of the United faithful.
The idea for the increased shirt sizes was originally pitched to previous kit maker Nike. But the American sorts wear firm were reportedly disinterested in the plans, feeling there was a lack of demand for the new shirts.
The idea, however was revisited by new kit manufacturer Adidas and the plans will now go ahead.
The club is likely to have the shirt on sale in time for the new season as fans will be hoping to get their United hero’s and new signings on the back of the product in time for the club's first Premier League game in August.