Manchester United have unveiled their home kit for the 2013/14 season.
The Red Devils' new shirt marks the return of the black collar, a massively popular symbol ever since club legend Eric Cantona wore it upturned during the 1990s. The button-down collar has three buttons at the front and one at the back.
The new shirt features the traditional, single shade of red replacing the gingham pattern that appeared last season. It still makes an appearance but only in tonal black and grey, under the collar. United's iconic devil also features on the shirt's outer back neck graphic. The shorts are white with a thin black stripe at the back, while the socks are black and spot a white stripe between two red stripes.
United goalkeepers will wear green shirts for their home games. Along with the release of the kit, the club also released a gallery of images showing a host of players, including Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Robin van Perise, Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Micahel Carrick, Shinji Kagawa, David de Gea, Chicharito and Rafael sporting the new shirt.
"It's hard to put into words what it means to wear the shirt. When you see the red kit it brings a smile to your face and you feel proud. It's about trying to replicate the club's history, Ferdinand said, adding, "Each year you put the new kit on and see how it feels. I see how the socks feel, most importantly, because your feet have to be comfortable."
Interestingly, United have also used Wayne Rooney to model the kit, despite the forward wanting to leave Old Trafford. The 27-year-old did not feature in the club's final two matches of their title-winning season, after Sir Alex Ferguson revealed the England international had submitted a transfer request, which the club turned down.
Rooney, who has been linked with a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain, was booed by some of the United supporters when he received his Premier League winner's medal and also during the club's victory parade in Manchester.
You can buy the new United away kit at store.manutd.com
Take a look at United's away strip for the 2013/14 season here. What do you think of it? And will it see the club winning their 21th league title?