Premier League powerhouses Manchester United are returning to a white away kit for the 2022-23 season.
The kit was unveiled on Saturday July 16 during a stopover in Melbourne during the club’s pre-season tour of Australia. The city’s Federation Square has been transformed into a replica dressing room at United’s England home, Old Trafford.
The kit is predominantly white with a ‘helical spiral design’ woven into the fabric; “the flowing lines represent elements of the 1990s”, explains the club on its website. White and red parallelograms are woven into the black V-neck and sleeve cuffs.
The two exterior Adidas shoulder stripes are red, while the interior is black. The club crest appears on a black pentagonal shield.
“We approached this kit that the club will wear to opposing stadiums around the world with a fresh perspective, aiming to capture an unmistakable sense of collective belief and common purpose,” said Adidas Design Director Inigo Turner. “Wherever the club goes, we wanted it to carry its philosophy of youth, courage and success, proudly woven into the fabric of the kit for players and fans to wear together.”
It’s the first time since 2016-17 that Manchester United wore a white away kit.
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION – Exterior
Nike puts the ‘shine’ in ‘Brighton and Hove Albion’ with the Premier League club‘s away kits for 2022-23. The jersey is neon orange, with a crew neck and black cuffs. The front of the shirt features a pattern of diagonal lines that thin out as the lines narrow as they move from left to right. The Nike and sponsor logos are rendered in solid black, while the club crest is rendered in black and white.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST – Exterior
Nottingham Forest make a bold statement with their Macron away kits for 2022-23, their first season back in the Premier League since 1998-99. The yellow away kit features the same pattern on the sleeves and side panels as the Home shirt 2022-23, but this time it stands out more in blue than the tonal red on the home kit. The pattern is inspired by the ironwork of the Trento Bridgewhich the supporters cross to reach their stadium, the City land. The yellow and blue color scheme also draws inspiration from Forest’s exterior kit in 1978in which they won the League Cup against Liverpool in a replay.
ELCHE CF – Away and Third
Spanish La Liga side Elche CF are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, which means a special gold crest on their Nike away and third kits for 2022-23. The away kit is predominantly black, with a tonal pattern of rectangles of varying widths on the raglan sleeves. Nike and sponsor logos appear in white.
Meanwhile, the third kit is mostly black, with the same pattern on the sleeves as the away kit, but in grey. Nike and sponsor logos also appear in gray.
CA OSASUNA – Home, Away and Third
Fellow La Liga side CA Osasuna are a little off with their Adidas kits for 2022-23. The home kit is predominantly dark red, with the right raglan sleeve in navy blue. The V-neck and underarm panels are also navy, while the Adidas stripes on the shoulders and trim around the collar are white.
The away kit, meanwhile, is predominantly black, with red shoulder panels that house the black Adidas shoulder stripes. The V-neck is black with red trim.
The third kit brings back the different colored sleeve from the home kit, this time a mint green straight sleeve while the rest of the kit is white. A light gray monogram appears in the lower right corner of the front of the shirt. The v-neck and underarm panels are also mint green, while the Adidas shoulder stripes and collar trim are black.
SCHALKE 04 – Exterior
Bundesliga side Schalke 04 join forces with fellow German side 1. FC Nürnberg to celebrate their friendship through their 2022-23 away kits, both made by Adidas. Clubs will wear similar away kit designs, mostly white with accents in their respective club colours. While Nürnberg will wear burgundy trim in the 2.Bundesliga this year, Schalke’s kit features a royal blue crew neck, Adidas stripes to the shoulders and large triangle panels to the shoulders.
TSG 1899 HOFFENHEIM – Third
While Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim sent it back to the 1990s for their 2022-23 away kit, made by Joma, they opt for “a futuristic look” for their third shirt. The kit is plain black, including the collar and sleeve cuffs, with the sponsor logo, manufacturer logo and club crest rendered in ice blue. “TSG stands for innovation and forward-looking action, which is reflected in the clear and futuristic design of our third kit,” the club say on their website.
FC LORIENT – Third
French Ligue 1 club FC Lorient draw inspiration from their natural surroundings for their 2022-23 third kit, made by Umbro. The shirt is mostly off-white with a pattern of grey, black and orange spots, representing the sand of the beaches around the town of Lorient. The Breton sentence “Being in a douar hag ar mor” (“Between Land and Sea”) is printed on the back collar. The crew neck is crossed by orange and gray stripes, while the sleeve cuffs are a solid black.
CHU MONTPELLIER – Third
Fellow Ligue 1 side Montpellier HSC debuted their 2022-23 third kit, made by Nike, in a pre-season friendly against La Liga side RCD Espanyol on Saturday. The kit includes a light gray body and black sleeves. The club crest is rendered in black and white and the sponsor logos are in solid black.
PSV EINDHOVEN – Third
Dutch Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven are back in blue with their third kit for 2022-23, made by Puma. The plain blue kit features a button-down collar with red and white stripes and recalls the sides of PSV who wore blue during some of their most famous victories in the 1980s and 2010s. The blue color also draws inspiration from a blue flag which plays an important part in the club’s song and which in the past was hoisted in the stadium before PSV home games.