Manchester United fans are raging as the full cost of the new home kit is revealed.
Buying the full ‘authentic’ strip – shirt, shorts, socks and a name on the back – will set supporters back a staggering £192.85 on the official Adidas website.
There is a ‘replica’ version available but buying full kit of that version, with a name on the back, will still cost fans £126.85.
The authentic Manchester United kit, £45 more expensive than the replica, boasts ‘climachill’ technology and an ‘athletic fit’, while the badge is embroidered on the replica and is a heat-transfer on the authentic version.
The German giants froze ticket prices for the fifth consecutive season meaning 17 Bundesliga matches are available for just £124.
Instead of shelling out on the kit, fans could also buy a Swegway hoverboard or full HD, 32-inch Panasonic or Toshiba TV on Amazon.
Holiday Pirates are offering five-star hotels, with flights included, to Tunisia, the Algarve, Turkey and Morocco.
Speaking on Facebook, Phil Robinson wrote: “Over a ton for a shirt?
“I remember the days they were about 50 quid… and 42 quid for shorts… wow!”
Jean Shaw added: “Disgusting”.
Despite the steep price tag, the shirt clearly proved popular with Adidas’ website crashing under the number of visitors this morning.
A basic error message appeared before Adidas confirmed shortly after that the website was unavailable.
Once the issue was sorted, fans could finally set their eyes on the new striped design.
It features a train track graphic around the bottom of the shirt, which has been inspired by the Railway Men of Newton Heath.
This references United’s original club name, but some fans were not happy with the new look.
One Twitter user said: “What has Manchester United got to do with some sweaty railway lads in Newton Heath? Absolutely ridiculous.”
Another added: “All 3 Man United kits this season represents how much identity this club has lost.
Another fan said: “Another year. Another boring Man United kit.”
But some fans took a more positive approach, one said: “Love the Newton Heath reference.. seen the away top the other day it’s real good.”