PHOTOS: Manchester United unveil new blacked-out third jersey

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Manchester United is back in black.

On Thursday, following their 7-1 aggregate demolition of Club Brugge to make the UEFA Champions League group stage, the Red Devils revealed their new third kit for the 2015-16 season.

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Louis van Gaal’s side will wear this jersey in all of their away games in the UCL this season, and when you look at the fading design on the shorts it is pretty striking and a little bit “out there.”

Below is a quick blurb from United’s website on the new jersey from new kit suppliers adidas after they signed a monster $1.3 billion with the German sportswear giant for the next 10 years:

The predominantly black kit features an orange pop on the three stripes and the same graphic design that has featured on both the home and away kit hem, but this time across the front of the shirt standing out brilliantly under the floodlights, which is ideal considering it will be used for the away UEFA Champions League fixtures.

adidas were keen to mark the return to Europe’s premier competition by reintroducing the predominantly black colour scheme, which was first seen in 1993 and has become a staple look for Manchester United ever since. The shorts are strikingly different, using the key graphic taken from the early 1990s shirt famously worn by Ryan Giggs, which fades across the shorts.

Here are some shots of United’s stars modelling the new third jersey.

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