Manchester United kit 2015/16: Has Ashley Young just modelled United's new adidas home shirt for next season in Twitter leak?

A picture of the United winger has appeared on Twitter in what appears to be a new home shirt

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Ashley Young appears to have given the game away after being pictured in an unseen Manchester United shirt in what could be the new home kit for the 2015/16 season.

The shirt, which appeared overnight on Twitter, will be the first of adidas’ 10-year £750m deal to supply United’s shirts, having blown rivals Nike out of the water last summer. With this is mind, United fans have been desperate to what changes – if any – would be implemented by the new kit suppliers.

It seems that the adidas stripes will be included along the shoulders of the shirt, with the black trim on the end of the sleeves removed and a larger white cuff included instead.


Adidas are expected to launch the kit on 1 August, given that the current deal with Nike expires on 31 July. With United already one of the wealthiest clubs in the world, fans are hopeful that the new kit deal will help manager Louis van Gaal invest in the squad in order to get them back to the summit of English football.

Memphis Depay is already on his way to Old Trafford having completed a £32m move from Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven, while United are expected to make further additions this summer in an effort to build on this season’s fourth place finish.

Two players who have cropped up on United’s radar this week are Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin and Bayern Munich’s World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger, with Van Gaal clearly determined to strengthen his central midfield options.

Young enjoyed a return to form this season

The club will also face a Champions League play-off in August in a bid to return to the group stage, with the two-legged affair potentially crucial to luring their top transfer targets this summer.