Manchester City are on a fast-track to becoming one of the biggest clubs in world football. With a newly found global following and a multi-national star-studded line up, some will argue that the blue side of Manchester is losing touch with its roots – think again!
Umbro have teamed up with one of the world's most famous Mancunians, Liam Gallagher, in a truly unique kit launch that celebrates what has always made Manchester famous – football and music. The Beady Eye front-man has helped record the bands very own version of 'Blue Moon' - the club anthem of Manchester City with lyrics that have become etched into so Many City fans.
How do you incorporate the passion of the fans into a shirt? 'Blue Moon' was Umbro's answer to this. The unique design celebrates the special relationship between Manchester City supporters and players. The new home shirt features a special sound-wave graphic subtly embedded on the chest, which is based on a recording of the club's fans singing their anthem 'Blue Moon' – clever right?
Speaking about the new Manchester City 11/12 Umbro Home Shirt, Liam Gallagher said: ''I've been a City fan since I was a kid so to be involved with the launch of a new kit is colossal. Manchester City fans are known for having a lot of style and the new shirt looks mega.''
Tailored by Umbro, the new 11/12 Manchester City home shirt has been designed to meet the demands of players and fans alike. The new design features a classic v-neck collar, with a checker-board flat knit rib collar stand. On the main body of the shirt, white stretch panels feature on the underarm, sides and shoulders to offer increased movement and breathability.
An exciting new design for an exciting new era at Manchester City, the 2011 Umbro home shirt will lead the clubs fans and players into the new season – and what better way to kick it off than a Wembley date with Manchester United in the FA Community Shield on August 7!
The sound-wave design recognises the true heartbeat of the club – the fans. After years of supporting a team living in the shadows of Manchester United, the blue half of Manchester are making their voices heard – so much so that they've made their way onto the shirt!
Available to pre-order from today, the new 11/12 Manchester City shirt will retail for £45 / $70 / $50. Let us know what you think of the new Umbro Manchester City Jersey. Share your thoughts online, on Twitter and on Facebook.