Adidas plan a major redesign of Man United’s kit for 2016-17 inspired by the Newton Heath top [Picture]

Football merchandise insiders Footy Headlines have dropped a major piece of news for Manchester United fans today.

According the Footy Headlines, Adidas are plotting a major redesign of Man United’s kit for 2016-17 inspired by the first Newton Heath shirt.

The Red Devils were originally founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to Old Trafford in 1910.

Rather than changing the home kit to green and gold, Adidas are planning to combine two shades of red in a half-and-half design on the new United uniform.

An early rendering of the style of the new Man United kit is below.

Manchester United’s new kit sponsorship with Adidas was hailed as the biggest ever such football deal when announced back in July 2013.

The deal is worth 750 million pounds over a 10-year period.

For comparison, Chelsea’s 10-year-deal with Adidas is worth 300 million pounds.

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