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Manchester United are getting ready for an exciting 2016-17 season. The club’s jerseys for the new season has hit the stores and these are now also available online for pre-order in Myntra.

United, a club in transition after Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure,have renewed hopes this season under new manager Jose Mourinho. Last 3 seasons have not been up to the club’s standards, to say the least. The Portuguese manager started off his journey with a 2-0 win versus Wigan Athletic in the first preseason game last Saturday. United have flown to China now for their preseason tour where they will face Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Galatasaray in much harder tests. Before starting off the season, Jose will be looking to use these games to get the players accustomed to his style of play and also to find his best starting line-up.

The Red Devils’ last preseason game will be the Wayne Rooney Testimonial game against Everton at Old Trafford before starting off the new season at Wembley by taking on league champions, Leicester City, on 7 august for the FA Community Shield.

United have a fresh look to their squad with some really good signings. United’s first signing was the impressive Ivory Coast defender Eric Bailly for a fee of about £30 million on a four-year deal from Spanish club Villareal. Bailly had an excellent last season in La Liga and had a solid debut in the first preseason game against Wigan. Mourinho hoped the young defender would turn to be his Raphael Varane.

United’s second signing is the diminutive 27-year-old Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan who signed for the English giants after having a terrific 2015-16 season at Borussia Dortmund. Incidentally, Mkhitaryan will become the first Armenian to play in the Premier League. He also had a great debut against Wigan last Saturday. Mkhitaryan is a key piece of business for United as he will be hoping to bring the much-needed creativity in their midfield.

United’s third transfer this season is the blockbuster signing of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for free after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired. With Rooney slowly becoming more suited to a midfield role, United hoped for a number 9 and who better to get than Zlatan? The flamboyant 34-year-old has already become a fan favorite without kicking the ball in a United kit and he will be looking to keep his impressive goal-scoring record going in England too.

There are plenty of positive signs for Manchester United ahead of the new season and a lot to look forward to with a new-look team and rejuvenated hopes.

Real Madrid will look to become the first team to defend the Champions League. Here’s how they will look while doing that.

Real Madrid will look to defend the Champions League title as well topple Barcelona to La Liga glory in their aim to dominate European football. Los Blancos, led by Zinedine Zidane, will take on Real Sociedad on 21st August in their first match in the La Liga. We take a look at the home and away jerseys Real Madrid will sport in the 2016-17 season.

Home Kit

Real Madrid have already unveiled the home jersey which, as always, is predominantly white but with some subtle changes from last season.

Manufactured by Adidas, the new home shirt will have a polo neck collar with a button placket.Real Madrid had previously used the polo neck in the 2010-11 campaign when they won the Copa del Rey title under Jose Mourinho. The polo collar also bears ‘Real Madrid’ written on the back.

The distinct change in the design is the introduction of the Adidas three stripes on the sides of the shirt instead of the traditional positioning on the sleeves. Purple is the colour of the stripes as well as the trim on the sleeves.

Describing the design, Adidas said: ‘Celebrate the storied history of Los Blancos in this men’s football jersey that honours the club’s 1902 beginnings.

‘The jersey Real Madrid players wear when they take the pitch at home, this slim-fit polo style is made with recycled mesh fabric and features club details on the back collar and chest.’

The Adidas logo, in purple, is on the right side of the chest. White shorts and white socks complete the home kit.

Away Kit

For the away kit, Adidas have adopted purple as the predominant colour which has been used many times in the past and is an homage to the club’s history.

Los Blancos’ first kit in 1902 had featured purple stripes and the crown in their logo also previously bore the purple colour. The new away jersey, taking inspiration from them, is all purple with highlights in white.

Unlike the home jersey, the Adidas three stripes are placed on the shoulders instead of the sides. The shirt comes in a white crew-neck collar with the shirt sponsor and the Adidas logo in the front also in white.

The purple shirt is teamed with purple shorts and purple socks with a white trim on the latter to complete the away kit.