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Manchester United's New Pink Away Kit a Tribute to Local Newspaper

Manchester United has officially unveiled its new away kit for the 2018/19 season and, for the first time in the club's history, it's pink.
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Manchester United has officially unveiled its new away kit for the 2018/19 season and, for the first time in the club's history, it's pink.

In news that that had been rumored for several weeks, United announced that they would be wearing pink this season in the match day program for their Monday night clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

The cover of 'United Review' declared 'The Pink is back!' with the adidas kit inspired by The Football Pink, a local newspaper which went out on Saturday afternoons until its closure in 2007.

"Its legacy endures and this season The Pink rides again," reads the front page of United Review. "Not just in the hearts and minds of the fans, but on the backs of their heroes too."

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On Tuesday morning, the club released the first official images of the kit as it went on sale. The design matches that of the one leaked back in July - when snaps of the shirt apparently on sale in Taiwan went viral.

The strip, on sale from Tuesday,  could be debuted by Jose Mourinho's side on Sunday when they play away to Burnley.