Neville criticises new Man United shirt after picture leaked online

‘Sponsor isn’t right… arms aren’t right’: Gary Neville criticises new Man United home shirt after design was ‘leaked’ online, with club legend saying Adidas kit is ‘basic without tapping into the heritage’ – but fans are split

  • A picture apparently showing the new Manchester United home shirt leaked out
  • Adidas design is the first to feature the club’s new shirt sponsor TeamViewer
  • But Old Trafford legend Gary Neville isn’t a fan and made his feeling known
  • He described the design as ‘basic’ and said it lacked a nod to the club’s heritage
  • But United fans were divided in response with some agreeing and others liking it 

Gary Neville has criticised what could be the next Manchester United home shirt after images were leaked on social media.

A picture has emerged of an Adidas jersey that will apparently be worn by the Old Trafford club during the 2021-22 campaign.

It features a new front-of-shirt sponsor after TeamViewer replaced Chevrolet as well as a curved white collar and sleeve trim and the three Adidas stripes on the shoulder.

Gary Neville has made his feeling known on the new Manchester United home shirt, after an image of the apparent design was leaked on social media

Neville wore countless shirt designs during his long and illustrious career at Old Trafford 

But Old Trafford legend Neville wasn’t impressed by the design and took to his Twitter account to make his feelings plain.

‘I tend to love every United home kit but I don’t like this one at all! (If it is the home kit). Am I being harsh?

‘Sponsor isn’t right, arms aren’t right and just feels basic without tapping into heritage. Agree or not.’

Supporter opinion in response to Neville was mixed, however, with some liking the design and others agreeing with the former player turned Sky Sports pundit.

‘This is miles better than any of those horrendous Chevrolet shirts,’ wrote one, while another said ‘completely disagree, keep it simple.’

United wore their Chevrolet-sponsored home kit for the last time in the Europa League final

United fans were split in response to Neville’s opinion with some loving it and others agreeing

Another wrote: ‘I’m not a United fan but I think the short looks great. Traditional and classy.’

Another comment was: ‘You are being a bit too harsh Gary. Without the logo sponsor it would probably be one of our best for ages.’

Others agreed with Neville’s reservations, however, with one saying: ‘Hate that sponsor logo looks awful.’

One fan said: ‘That sponsor is awful looks like a junior team.’

Adidas have been supplying United’s kits since 2015, having replaced Nike in a decade-long deal worth £750million.

TeamViewer, a remote software company, signed a £235m, five-year deal with United this year, the biggest shirt sponsorship deal in Premier League history.

If the design is the new United kit, they will wear it for the first time in competitive action when they host Leeds United on the opening weekend of the new season on August 14.

Neville’s United home kits  

Neville and David Beckham in the Umbro chequered sleeve design used from 1996-1998 

The Treble season of 1998-1999 and the one after featured a zip collar and Umbro sleeve 

United also wore a special ‘European home’ kit around that time, including their 1999 triumph 

Fast forward to 2003 and Neville in a Nike United strip while facing Juventus at Old Trafford 

Toasting a home win over bitter rivals Liverpool in a classy Nike design in the 2006-07 season

It’s 2010 and Neville squares up to Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher wearing a red and black design

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