Manchester United players refuse to wear Adidas kit and complain it’s ‘too tight’


Manchester United players refuse to wear Adidas kit and complain it’s ‘too tight’
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Bruno Fernandes no longer wears the ‘replica’ socks. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images )

Manchester United’s players have taken to wearing a fan-version of the club’s kit because of complaints that the player-version was ‘too tight’.

The Red Devils have made a disastrous start to the campaign by losing seven of their fourteen matches in all competitions.

It’s not the season that many expected after an impressive debut campaign under Erik ten Hag last year.

The likes of Andre Onana, Mason Mount, Rasmus Hojlund and Sofyan Amrabat have been added to the United squad, but the club appear to be going backwards.

Ten Hag has been short on answers for the club’s troubles but the Daily Mail say the players have their own thoughts.

According to the report, United’s players have complained that their replica shirts are ‘too tight’ and have swapped the player-version kits that they’re supposed to wear for a baggier fan-version.

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Onana complained about how tight his shirt was (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The same complaints have been made of the socks, which the players claim is too tight around their calves.

Players have started cutting holes in the socks, or wearing an altogether different version.

While fans will likely scoff at the complaints, Adidas are looking into what can be done.

United famously switched shirts at half-time during a defeat to Southampton in 1996, when they appeared in blue and white shirts in the second half after complaining they couldn’t spot each other wearing grey in the opening 45 minutes.

Onana now wears a shirt a size bigger, after United’s goalkeeper kit was designed for the slight David De Gea.

United and Adidas have refused to comment on the complaints.

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