Inspired by the traditional red, white and black, Manchester United will play in a newly designed home kit for the 2011/2012 soccer season. Designed to maximize performance and minimize environmental impact with Nike’s groundbreaking recycled polyester, the new shirt is made with a necessary sweat-wicking fabric. The shirt is lighter than ever with a contoured body shape that allows for fluid movement. The body of the shirt is traditional red with a white crafted crew neck collar with a central black stripe to replicate the design of the club’s iconic bar scarf. The bar aesthetic has previously appeared on the shirts of legendary United sides of the past, including the 1977 and 1985 FA Cup winners, and on the back of the 2008 Champions League and Barclays Premier League winners.