Some Manchester United players have resorted to wearing replica kits during matches due to discomfort from their official adidas gear, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Erik ten Hag’s squad has raised concerns about the snugness of their official adidas kits, prompting the sportswear company to explore a resolution.
Some players haven’t worn the official home socks since the second game of the season because of the discomfort.
Goalkeeper Andre Onana has encountered issues with his jersey.
Onana initially wore the player-specific jersey, designed for a closer fit, but insider sources disclosed that he found it too restrictive.
He subsequently switched to a looser replica version.
The breaking point for the Cameroonian international goalkeeper came during United’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United on October 21.
Onana requested to change his jersey following the game.
Intriguingly, complaints about kit fit have previously been an issue at United.
During David de Gea’s tenure in goal last season, the kit was criticised for being too baggy.
However, the attempt to address the issue seems to have swung the pendulum too far in the other direction, affecting players with a larger frame like Onana.
Players have also voiced concerns about the tightness of the official socks around the calves.
Some players resorted to cutting holes in the back of their socks to remove the pressure.
The switch to fan-issue socks has been employed as a temporary solution since their 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on August 19.
The German sportswear giant is already working to rectify the situation, with sources describing these adjustments as ‘light amendments’.
There is an expectation that the issue will be resolved in the coming month.
This season has seen several kit issues in the Premier League, with Aston Villa parting ways with Castore over their wet-look shirts and Newcastle United ending their agreement with the same firm amid fan complaints.
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