MANCHESTER UNITED players wore a snazzy new training top while warming-up ahead of their friendly with Derby County on Sunday.
The new red and white splash design has been described as ‘vibrant’ and ‘eye-catching’ by the Premier League giants.
The Manchester United squad warm-up in their new training topCredit: Getty
Jesse Lingard was seen wearing the snazzy shirtCredit: Getty
The 28-year-old’s future is undecided after spending time on loan at West HamCredit: Getty
The club’s official website claims the new training range is inspired by ‘iconic Manchester United colours’.
The website reads: “Training kits are important to any club.
“They allow the players to show off who they are, and even more so to the fans.
“It’s a means of expression and, here at Manchester United, that is a way of life.”
The pre-match jersey is designed to symbolise what the ‘moments leading up to kick-off mean: the emotion, the passion and the pride’.
But the jazzy top is unlikely to be worn once the winter months force players to warm-up in long-sleeve jumpers.
Veteran Juan Mata has recently signed a new one-year deal at the clubCredit: Rex
Youngster Brandon Williams is expected to go out on loan this termCredit: Rex
Fans have been reacting the new pre-match shirt on social media, with one tweeting: “Could they not afford the red ink for the whole shirt?”
While another wrote: “That’s 100 times better than the new home kit.”
United recently released their new home kit, claiming it was an ‘instant classic’ with a ‘heritage feel’.
But many fans have rejected the jersey, not appreciating the old-school design and new sponsor TeamViewer’s logo on the front.
One fan tweeted: “Looks like a Sunday league football kit. One of the lads’ dad owns the company that sponsors the kit.”
United’s partnership with TeamViewer is the biggest shirt-only deal in Premier League history, worth £47MILLION each year.
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United’s new home kit was recently releasedCredit: Instagram @manchesterunited
The new jersey hasn’t gone down too well with Red Devils fansCredit: Instagram @manchesterunited