Jose Mourinho's men are set to don pink jerseys for the first time after the Red Devils unveiled their away kit for the 2018-19 season. Through their pink away strip, Manchester United pays tribute to a well-known local newspaper that was discontinued in 2007.
Known for its one on-the-whistle match reports, 'The Football Pink' was the sports section created by the Manchester Evening News. The newspaper was popular among fans during the days were smart-phones didn't exist and there was no immediate access to the internet.
The new away kit designed by Adidas uses a contemporary pastel shade which rightly portrays the rich heritage of the newspaper publication, The Football Pink. The club confirmed that fans will be able to get their hands on the kit when it goes on sale on September 13.
The front -page of club's official matchday programme for the clash against Tottenham Hotspur also featured a wrap-around with the caption "Pink Is Back". Manchester United further paid tribute to the newspaper saying: "The Pink rides again, not just in the hearts and minds of the fans, but on the backs of their heroes too."
The Red Devils, coming on the back of a shocking 2-3 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last week, were expected to put a much better performance against a team they always beat at Old Trafford. However, the Red Devils slumped to a humiliating 0-3 defeat to Spurs at home.
After the loss, Jose Mourinho was not a happy man. He saw his team getting stunned for the second game in succession, following Red Devils' 2-3 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last week.
In the post-match press conference, Mourinho's presence amongst the journalists was even less. The United boss, on being questioned about the humiliating defeat, demanded 'respect' for his achievements in the Premier League era.
The 55-year-old hit out at the journalists for their questions against him, stating, "Just to finish, do you know what was the scoreline? 3-0, 3-0, do you know what that means? It's 3-0. But it also means, three Premierships, and I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me, and two for them. Respect, respect, respect!"