Manchester United launch new adidas home kit for 2016/17

Jose Mourinho helped to launch Manchester United's new home kit for the 2016/17 season

Manchester United have launched their new home and away kits for 2016/17, with new striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic front and centre.

In a statement, the club said: "adidas and Manchester United have launched the club's new home jersey for the 2016/17 season, taking inspiration from the club's early years as Newton Heath LYR Football Club. 

Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata, Luke Shaw and Jose Mourinho of Manchester United launch the 2016/17 home kit in Shanghai
Image: Marcus Rashford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were among those at the launch

"In the second year of the partnership with Manchester United, adidas has taken cues from the Club's illustrious history, with a two tone red split design evoking the two-tone Newton Heath kit of 1878."

Zlatan Ibrahimovic launches the new Manchester United 2016/17 home kit by adidas
Image: Ibrahimovic has joined Manchester United from Paris Saint-Germain

The home kit was officially launched in China during United's 2016 pre-season tour, and it will be worn for the first time when they take on rivals Manchester City in Beijing on Monday, July 25.

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Juan Mata of Manchester United poses during the launch of the 2016/17 Manchester United home kit in Shanghai as Daley Blind and Ashley Young watch on
Image: Juan Mata juggles the ball during Manchester United's kit launch

Apart from those still resting after Euro 2016, the whole first-team squad was there to pose in the new strip in China, including captain Wayne Rooney.

Daley Blind, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney in the adidas Manchester United home kit for 2016/17
Image: Wayne Rooney will continue as Manchester United captain in 2016/17

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