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Manchester United unveil grey fan-designed third kit for new season

Manchester United are to wear a grey third kit next season in a carbon-copy of the strip infamously worn two decades ago, which was voted the worst in their history.

Manchester United have unveiled their new grey third kit for the 2017-18 campaign, bringing back memories of their infamous strip from two decades ago.

The Adidas-sponsored top, designed by a Red Devils fan, resembles the one worn during the 1995-96 season which has since gone down in folklore.

United's players were made to change at half time when three goals down to Southampton after complaining that they could not see each other due to the 'invisible' nature of the strip.

The shirt is described by the Adidas's marketing department as being "light grey" in colour and touches on the club's proud history.

"[The kit represents] the powerful bond between the team and its fans," a statement read. "The light grey shirt is designed with a graphic showing the silhouette of the famous 'Holy Trinity' statue outside of the club's Old Trafford stadium.

"The statue of club icons Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law represents a golden era in the club's history and it is this unique history that was the inspiration for the new third kit."

Silver ware. Our new 2017/18 3rd kit by @adidasfootball. Link in bio. #MUFC #HereToCreate

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United's grey kit of 21 years ago was recently voted the worst in their history in a Manchester Evening News poll.

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