Today’s request comes from Riccardo Giannini. He had previously asked for a mid-1990s AC Milan adidas set and this is in a similar vein.
In 2015, Manchester United and adidas rejoined forces after a 23-year gap, during which the club had worn Umbro and then Nike.
The switch from the double-diamond to the swoosh took place in 2002 – we don’t recall any other firm being in the mix apart from Nike at the time, but we could be wrong. In any case, Riccardo has asked us to imagine how the Red Devils might have looked if they had gone back to adidas at that time.
As luck would have it, Nike went with traditional colourways for their first offerings (bar the silver trim on the third), the same as adidas provided for United throughout the 1980s. It makes a three-stripe transposition fairly straightforward, with the only addition some extra red on the change shirt.
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