While the club chase Champions League football on the pitch, Adidas and Manchester United take a beat to rewind the clock to the 88-90 era, reimagining pieces worn by fans as they followed the club to away games during this iconic era.

Following on from last year's drop, which focussed on the 1990/92 era and in celebration of the beginning of the golden era of terrace culture, adidas and Manchester United have unveiled the latest Man Utd x Originals Collection. Revisiting popular pieces of adidas’ archive and reworks them into football culture today, this latest capsule once again invokes a feeling of nostalgia, designed to capture the spirit of the ‘away day’ and the unconditional devotion of the fans who travelled to follow the team during the notable 1988 – 1990 seasons.

In a nod to the now-iconic design DNA of this time, the nine-piece collection offers a fresh take on celebrated legacy pieces, alongside a number of commemorative apparel drops including a hoodie, t-shirts, and a bench jacket.

The hero of the collection is the Man Utd x Originals Third jersey, which is inspired by the same legendary kit worn at that time. This includes an engineered “MUFC” jacquard material and a meticulously crafted ribbed collar with red and black detailing on the edges. Mirroring the original, the adidas Trefoil, the club’s crest and wider sponsor iconography of the time, are all raised via a soft textured material applied onto the core fabric of the jersey. Complementing the shirt, matching shorts – adorned with ‘MUFC’ script on the side – come finished in a woven fabric to recreate both the look and feel of those worn decades ago.

The collection also includes the Man Utd x Bench Jacket, inspired by that worn by the manager as he coached from the touchlines – but recreated as a modern winter jacket. This, and a reinterpreted version of the off-pitch hoodie worn by the players, comes in a bold red, white and black colourway in homage to the original pieces.

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