SoccerBible has the official unveiling of the new Manchester United home kit for the 2009/10 Premier League season...
The new Nike Manchester United home shirt has been designed and inspired by the 'Theatre of Dreams', as Old Trafford celebrates its centenary year. The new football shirt features a large chevron across the chest, which echoes the same pattern United wore on their shirts during the 1909/10 season when Old Trafford first opened.
The new Manchester United 09/10 home shirt features a number of new technologies. The entire back of the shirt has an engineered mesh, which is a series of small chevrons, to offer players even greater ventilation during play. The shirt is also made from Nike Dri-Fit fabric, which keeps players drier, cooler and lighter by drawing sweat from the body to the fabric’s surface.
After seeing the new Manchester United home kit Rio Ferdinand stated: "I’m sure we’ll all be buzzing when we run out in the new kit next season. Maintaining the traditions of the club is very important. Last season we had the blue kit to remember the European Cup winners of 1968 and this one dates back to the 1900s to celebrate 100 years of Old Trafford. This club has always taken pride in its history - it acts as an inspiration to all of us and it’s great to see it represented in the new kits.”
Manchester United have lifted an astonishing twenty major trophies in the last twenty seasons, an incredible run based largely on their dominant form at Old Trafford. A run they will be looking to continue, wearing a shirt that displaying a 'V for victory'.
We will see the new Manchester United 09/10 home shirts first worn by United stars Rooney, Ferdinand and Berbatov on the clubs pre-season tour of Asia that begins on 16th July. The same date the shirt will be available from, although it is currently available on pre-order.