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Saturday 16 December 2017

United's deal with Nike to end next year

Manchester United will have a new kit supplier next year after American sportswear giant Nike opted not to extend its lengthy association with the club.

Nike's current agreement with United ends in 2015 and a statement released to Press Association Sport by the company on Tuesday confirmed it would not be seeking to renew.

Nike has been providing United's kit since 2002 but it is understood the company was unwilling to match a bid from a rival manufacturer to continue.

Reports have suggested German firm adidas is now in pole position to take over with a deal that could net the club £60million per year.

News of Nike's withdrawal came just a day after United unveiled their new strip for the 2014-15 season, which is the first to bear the logo of new sponsors Chevrolet.

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The Nike statement read: "Any partnership with a club or federation has to be mutually beneficial and the terms that were on offer for a renewed contract did not represent good value for Nike's shareholders. We look forward to a successful final season with the club."

United will start wearing their final Nike kit on their upcoming pre-season tour of the United States.

Details of their touring party for that trip have now been confirmed with new manager Louis van Gaal and the club's England players all travelling on July 18.

United's deal with Nike to end next year

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