One of the most prestigious clubs in England, Manchester United have had a terrible time this season. They are far from where they wanted to be at the start of the season and their manager has been criticized more often than the team has been playing.
There have been a lot of posts on the internet mocking Manchester United and their manager’s tactics that have seen the club suffer disastrously in front of goal.
The negative tactics used by Louis van Gaal in most games this season and his style has been branded ‘boring’ by the fans across all media.
But now, it has grown so ‘boring’ that the main kit supplier for the Old Trafford franchise has joined in the mocking. Adidas, the official kit sponsor of the club have not produced design which raised some eyebrows keeping in mind the current situation at the club.
Adidas have now released an official t-shirt with the slogan ‘Duty to Entertain’ printed across it along with the club’s nickname, the ‘Red Devils’.
This comes on the back of a season where the manager’s decision making has left the fans frustrated and the sports company are willing to take the risk and are hoping to sell a large number of shirts.
But the biggest taunt for the club and the manager is the sale of these t-shirts within the club itself. Adidas have stocked the official club shop with the new design for fans to buy at the relatively cheap price of £17, reduced from £20.
One of the staff at an outlet was interviewed and he felt that it was a brilliant idea and that the sales of the t-shirt have been good.
He said, It only came in a couple of weeks ago.”
“I can’t believe we are stocking it, it surely is something which should have come out at the start of the season, rather than after such bad results.”
Adidas started a new 10 year deal with the club last summer for a record breaking fee of 750 million. However, the company has already expressed concern with the form of the club this season.
Adidas CEO, Herbert Hainer, admitted recently that the recent performances on the field have not been up to the mark but explained that the financial side of his deal with the Red Devils has been rather lucrative than first thought.
“Business with Man United is going very well — we are selling more shirts than expected,” Hainer said recently. “We are satisfied… even if the current playing style is not exactly what we want to see.”