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The new Man United 2017/18 away shirt is, sadly, their best yet

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They revel in their “everybody hates us, we don’t care” status and now Manchester United Football Club of Manchester, north-west England, United Kingdom, have got an extremely nice away kit that we really, really want, just to rub it in.

Inspired by their classic 1992 away shirt – worn by quite-good players like Ryan Giggs and *looks at smudged writing on hand* Erin Campona – only in a new black-and-grey colourway, that makes them look even more evil. The shirts, with ribbed crewnecks and bicep hems, plus adidas' patented drei streifen up the sides and mesh panel inserts, a monochrome badge and a big splashy sorta-ugly-sorta-not gold Chevrolet sponsor, could also be worn casually with a pair of black trousers and some adidas Stan Smiths if you work in “creative marketing” and have a job that allows you to expense boozy lunches as “liquid brainstorms”. 

Here’s what the German sports giant had to say: “It's no secret that the mighty Red Devils dominate and command respect from their opponents. Like the giants themselves, the '90-'92 Man United away kit is celebrated, hated and impossible to ignore. A bold version of the iconic kit, this men's football jersey embraces all the hype and amplifies it.”

Baddies always have the coolest outfits, don’t they?

The Man United 2017/18 away kit is available now

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The Associate Editor of New Projects at ShortList, Sam enjoys making up words to annoy editors, writing features about sports, music, weird things, and cool people, and listening to Mark Morrison's 'Return Of The Mack'. He's also a fairly capable centreback. Follow Sam on Twitter: @SamDiss

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