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Already proving popular with United supporters, the 2018-19 Manchester United Away Jersey the first pink shirt in the club’s history and is inspired by the famous Football Pink newspaper.

UEFA Champions League official match ball
designed to highlight the iconic UEFA Champions League stars

‘The Pink’ was an institution in the football world until 2007, as a major source of knowledge about the weekend’s games. Created by the Manchester Evening News, it was printed on Saturday afternoons as fans were leaving the stadiums.

Reporters at every football game across the region, including chief United writer David Meek, would take down every detail in their match report; goals, misses, tackles and sending offs. These were relayed to an army of copywriters back at the Manchester Evening News headquarters over the phone (or sent by pigeon, in the really early days). With astounding speed, match reports and the day’s results were compiled, and the pink newspapers were printed and put on vans to be distributed to fans clamouring for news after the game.

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innovative blue graphic print
designed to represent the blur of constant motion

‘The Pink’ eventually succumbed to the digital age of instant goal notifications and on-the-whistle reports in 2007. But in 2018, adidas have brought its spirit to life again with a nostalgic kit design inspired by the famous newspaper’s distinctive colour.

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