Manchester United fans have been snapping up the club's new away Nike shirt for just £22 after a discount code was accidently sent out to its legion of fans abroad.

The kit, which should have cost as much as £60, was available for less then a third of it's retail price on the club's online store.

It means supporters could have bagged themselves a huge saving if they went onto the website while the 'offer' was still live.

Reports of the error came late last night, with the club seemingly quick to rectify the mistake.

But by then rafts of United supporters from across the world had already taken advantage of the mistake before spreading news of the malfunction on Twitter.

The new away shirt, which was launched on Tuesday, is priced at between £32 and £60 for childrens and adult shirts.

Announcing the arrival of the new kit at its megastore and online superstore, United said: "...the shirt is crisp white and boasts a sophisticated black polo neck collar that has a unique black button engraved with the club name."

A Manchester United spokesperson told IBTimes UK: "United Direct, the Club's Official Online Megastore, which is run by our e-commerce partner Kitbag, sent out communications which contained details of an erroneous discount code to our fans around the globe - this offer has now ended.

"United Direct will honour all consumer orders placed using this discount code, an approach which is fully endorsed by the Club."