Manchester United third kit leaked in Dubai Adidas store

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Facebook and Twitter have been awash with images of Manchester United's new home kit following its release over the weekend.

It seems as though the strip, the first to be made by new sponsors Adidas following the end of a 13-year association with American sportswear firm Nike, has been well received by the Red Devils faithful.

There is however still one more Manchester United kit to be released, and it seems as though it could have been inadvertently leaked earlier than expected.

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An image has emerged online, purportedly from the Adidas store in Dubai, claiming to be of the as-yet unreleased third kit. The black strip features an unfamiliar all-red Manchester United badge, a round neck and red Adidas stripes to go along with a colour coded cuff.

While it's been a good week all-round for the Red Devils, their kit launch was not without controversy. Their women's version of the new home kit came in for criticism after it was deemed to be sexist for its plunging neck-line and skin-tight design.

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One fan tweeted after the kit was unveiled: "Seriously @Adidas?! why is the V neck so low compared with mens (sic) one? Some of us don't like to show cleavage". Another added: "A disgrace. Women can't even wear normal looking football shirts these days? FML. Looks nothing like the men's".

Adidas and Manchester United moved to defend the kit, issuing a statement insisting it was launched to offer female fans a choice of strips to wear.


The German sportswear firm said: "Adidas provides an adult shirt which is a replica of what the players wear,' said a spokesman for the company. Based on research from fans, we also offer a women's shirt as part of our lifestyle range of products. This range has a slightly different design and fit to give fans a choice.'

Adidas have also confirmed that the official Manchester United squad numbers will be revealed on Friday August 7.

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