Following their 3-0 loss at the hands of Newcastle, the Manchester United squad has found itself at the receiving end of an unconventional proposition from an adult subscription platform, My.Club, similar in nature to OnlyFans.
This offer comes amidst a challenging period for the team, having suffered a recent defeat to Manchester City in a derby match, culminating in a total of eight losses out of 15 games across all competitions this season.
The match at Old Trafford marked the end of United’s journey in the Carabao Cup, with goals from Miguel Almiron, Lewis Hall, and Joe Willock intensifying the pressure on manager Erik ten Hag.
Amidst this turmoil, players have reportedly voiced their dissatisfaction with the Adidas kit, particularly the tightness of the socks, as reported by Mike Keegan of Daily Mail.
Goalkeeper Andre Onana is said to have requested a looser version of his goalkeeper shirt, while numerous outfield players have reportedly reached out to Ten Hag and the kit staff about the issue.
Since the 2-0 defeat to Spurs in August, many players have reportedly opted for replica socks instead of the official team socks.
Seizing this opportunity, My.Club has stepped forward, offering 500 pairs of “cushioned and breathable” socks to the Manchester United players. The adult subscription website has requested the club to provide an address to facilitate the delivery of the socks.
Commenting on the situation, Mike Ford, the Vice President of My.Club, stated, “Manchester United have had a pitiful start to their campaign and the last thing they need to deal with are complaints that their kits are too tight. We here at My.Club know a thing or two about the importance of having comfortable socks. Our socks are cushioned and breathable. After all, it’s important that fashion and function go hand in hand. Send us an address via Twitter (@mydotclub) and they will be delivered ASAP.”
Ford also mentioned My.Club’s enthusiasm for making inroads into the football world, having made previous attempts to secure kit sponsorships with European football clubs, Inter Milan and Chelsea, by offering £80 million and £40 million respectively, though without success.