Manchester United new kit: XXXXL version of new shirt to be made available to fans

Larger supporters will now be able to wear the famous jersey

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The Independent Online

Manchester United will reportedly by increasing the size of the largest replica shirt, with fans being able to buy an XXXXL version of the soon to be unveiled new kit.

The Daily Mail reports that merchandise chiefs at Old Trafford have decided to make a larger size available after complaints from fans that the existing jerseys - which went up to XXXL during the most recent campaign - were not big enough.

Manchester United apparently considered the move before but shirt makers Nike were unconvinced by the levels of demand from supporters.

But from next season a record 10-year deal with adidas kicks in and it seems the German sportswear brand are open to trialling the super-size jerseys.

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What the new home strip will look like? This image appeared online but the new kit has not yet been unveiled

 

Should sales prove strong, the XXXXL version will remain.

 

Most Premier League clubs offer large sizes, with XXXL the maximum available at Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool. Tottenham and Newcastle though offer a size in excess of the trial due to take place at Manchester United, with fans being able to snap up an XXXXXL jersey.

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