Many factors go into United’s third kits. They need to be primarily different in color than the home and away kits to provide United something to wear when our opponent is wearing colors similar to ours. The alternate kit is also a great opportunity to get creative. Unlike the home and away kits that cling tightly to tradition, the third kit can -and should be- unique.
American Red Devils Inspired
Most of the best United third kits are black and red. However, when the away kit is black, blue takes the main color of the alternate kit. United has produced some of its most iconic third kits with the blue and black color scheme.
Also, this third kit is unquestionably inspired by the United States. The stripes are directly from the USMNT kits from 2018. As an American, this a personal favorite of mine.
Green and gold until the club is sold! The original Newton Heath kits were green and gold and now it is time that United pays homage to its beginnings. While it may not the most appealing, the meaning of the kits outshines its initial looks.
The Glazers would never support a green and gold kit but if another owner was to purchase the club, then a green and gold kit would be an amazing sight to see. United’s famous green and gold kit from 1992-94 is still a fan favorite today. By choosing an original kit like these to go with, the hypothetical new owner would surely get the support of all fans.
Rainy Day in Manchester
This final kit is inspired by a rainy day in urban Manchester. The pattern resembles rain falling and the flow of water off of city buildings. Similar to the third kit from this past season, this kit allows a piece of Manchester to be shared around the world.
Thanks for reading. Glory Glory Man United.
Written by CJ Szaz