Published: 10th July 2019
In 1969, Dundee United introduced Tangerine to the city of Dundee. Fifty years on, we unveil our first shirt produced by Macron.
The predominantly Tangerine shirt tips it hat to our iconic 85/86 kit. The embossed tonal diagonal pattern makes a welcome return alongside a modern take on the v-neck and sleeve trims. In another unique feature, the rampant lion - part of our club crest - stands fearless on the back neck of the shirt.
United's fanbase is as much part of the Club's DNA as the colour Tangerine, and ahead of the official release, we visited United fans around the city to give them a sneak-peak. Players Mark Reynolds, Mark Connolly, Nicky Clark and Ian Harkes, set off to surprise four groups of United fans and show them the new kit.
Nicky Clark visited season ticket holder and shop owner Anil Tewari in his newsagents, Mark Connolly visited Ryan McGinnis of commercial partner MTC, Ian Harkes surprised the admin staff at Winter Simpson printers, and Mark Reynolds showed off the new kit to lucky United supporters attending the Club's community coaching class.
The togetherness of Tangerine is also evident in the official photo shoot with Keira Johnstone and Megan Burns of Dundee United Womens FC, and Academy graduate Chris Mochrie joining first-team players Mark Reynolds, Mark Connolly, Nicky Clark, Ian Harkes and Benji Siegrist alongside new signing Lawrence Shankland.
Our launch video shows the players reaching into the local community and sharing the joy of our new primary kit reveal. Each of the video's participants will also receive their very own kit - exclusively before general sale.
Club partner's Utilita, JF Kegs, Norman Jamieson Ltd, Paint-tec and Newtyle Commercial Ltd. all feature on the official kits and Dundee United will take to the field wearing the uniform for the first time on Friday 12 July in the BetFred Cup tie at Tynecastle.
Replica kits will be available to buy on Friday 19 July from 9am - instore and online. The jerseys are priced £50 for adults and £40 for juniors. Shorts are priced £20 for adults and £16.75 for juniors. Socks are £10.
The full Infant-kit priced £35, is expected to be available on 19 July also.