Manchester United will have to wear old Nike kits on US tour despite £750m adidas deal

Nike's deal doesn't end until the end of July

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Despite signing a world record £750million, 10-year deal with Manchester United, German sportswear giant adidas will likely miss out on the chance to show off their new kit on the club's lucrative pre-season tour of the US.

Louis van Gaal's team will likely have to wear their old Nike kits because that deal doesn't run out until the end of July.

The Daily Mail report that no buy-out agreement exists between Nike and Manchester United, meaning the side will be stuck in their shirts from this season.

With the season scheduled to start on 8 August the club are not likely to want to stay in the US much past the end of July, wary of long flights and possible jet lag.

In fact, the club are going on a much less arduous journey this time, with Louis van Gaal apparently insisting that the side stick to the west coast, rather than travel across the country as they did last summer.

In four matches across 11 days the club travelled from Pasadena, California, to Denver, Colorado, Washington DC and then Ann Arbor, Michigan - a total of more than 3,000 miles before having to fly home.

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