Inspired by 1968. Created with the future in mind. The latest Manchester United kit is made from Ocean Plastic®
Together with adidas Football, we put a symbol for the cause on the players of one of the most watched football (soccer) teams in the world. Honoring the 50th anniversary of the club's first European Cup win, Manchester United joins the movement with a 2018/19 season third kit made from Ocean Plastic, our material to catalyze eco-innovation and raise awareness of the threats to the oceans.
Available from adidas.com today, the new navy blue shirt is inspired by the royal blue kit worn by the United team in the 1968 European Cup Final victory. The team beat Benfica 4-1 after extra time at Wembley on that occasion, and gold detailing on the adidas logo and club crest pays homage to the cup final success.
“It’s great to be able to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Club’s first European Cup win.
This jersey represents an important moment for our club, and combines our record-breaking history
when we became the first English team to win the competition... adidas continues to demonstrate
how forward thinking they are with its strategic partnership with Parley. We are all acutely aware
of the threat of plastic to the environment and we are delighted to be able to raise further
awareness with this recycled kit, which I am sure the fans will love.”
– Richard Arnold, Director of Manchester United F.C.
“We all need to change the way we think and act towards our oceans. It is this core belief that we all
share at adidas, which is the reason why our innovative partnership with Parley for the Oceans is so important to us... By working with Manchester United to create new, stunning jerseys made with Parley Ocean Plastic, we hope that we can highlight the issue of plastic damaging our oceans, and ultimately encourage and inspire football fans to join us in creating a better environment for everyone.”
– Oliver Nicklisch, Category Product Director at adidas