Manchester United's two-tone home kit for the 2016/17 season explained

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Manchester United have finally unveiled their new home kit for the 2016/17 season.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting to see what Zlatan Ibrahimovic and co. will don at Old Trafford next term - and they won't be disappointed.

Crafted using a traditional red base, United's latest strip features a unique two-tone design split down the middle by a hexagonal print.


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It's rather eye-catching, with Adidas revealing why they opted for two tones of red on the club's official website.

An official statement said: "Adidas and Manchester United have launched the club’s new home kit for the 2016/17 season, taking inspiration from the club’s early years as Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Football Club.

"In the second year of the partnership with United, Adidas has taken cues from the club’s illustrious history, with a two-tone red-split design evoking the two-tone Newton Heath kit of 1878.

"The official coat of arms for the City of Manchester was the basis behind the idea for the honeycomb graphic that knits together the two red block designs on the shirt.

"It was inspired by the worker bee which appears in the crest and originates from the Industrial Revolution, in which Manchester played a significant role. The strong work ethic of the city is also part of the club’s DNA, instilled in the players whenever they pull on the red shirt and represent the club."

Well, there you go.

An exciting season awaits United after Jose Mourinho succeeded the much-maligned Louis van Gaal as manager on May 27.

Since his arrival, the Portuguese has made three stellar signings in Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, with Paul Pogba expected to complete a big-money return in the coming weeks.

A record-breaking £100 million move appears to be in the offing, with negotiations underway between United, Juventus and Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola.

However, question marks remain over whether the France international would prefer a move to the Premier League over Real Madrid.

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