Manchester United will be forced to take both their Nike and Adidas kits on their pre-season tour to the United States, after the rival suppliers both demanded that they’re sponsorship logo be on show.
Reports in the Daily Mirror confirm that Nike, United’s current suppliers, have refused to allow the club to exit their deal early. Louis van Gaal’s side will be into the final month of their contract with the brand-name, which began in 2002.
Adidas have agreed a new ten-year deal worth £750m. However, it doesn’t begin until the 1st August, mid-way through the club’s tour of the States.
Nike are understood to be disappointed about losing their deal with United, especially to one of their biggest competitors. It’s for that reason, according to the Mirror, that United won’t be able to skip out the final weeks of their old contract.
United have been highly successful while wearing the Nike brand, winning six Premier League titles, three League Cups, the FA Cup and the Champions League.