Clubs are getting a little creative this season, as evidenced by Roma’s slick away shirt, and City is no different.
The club’s usual sky blue shirts are greeted by white cracks of varying thickness, given a sort of one-color stained glass window look. It takes its cues from mosaics around the City of Manchester.
We think it’s very sharp. City has been pretty consistent with a plain home shirt over the past few seasons. Before that, there were the darker blue shoulders of 2016-17 and white-button collar of 2015-16.
Yes, you’ve got two tones. Yes, there’s the loud white stripes, but all are placed in a close to non-controversial way. I like it better on the artistic promo shot (below) then the hanging shirt, but such is the nature of marketing.
It’s a bit of a change from United’s first Adidas kit, which is straight-up red with three white stripes on the shoulders.
Obviously this doesn’t give the full kit, but the idea is intriguing. Netherlands wore a similar two-shaded kit for Euro 2012, but the difference in hues appeared more drastic (I’d suggest that’s probably an “orange” thing more than anything).