England cricket legend Stuart Broad brands Man Utd kit issues as ‘nonsense’ in feisty Instagram post

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Manchester United players are reported to have had issues with adidas kit this season and have been wearing replica versions during matches.

England cricket legend Stuart Broad has labelled reports that Manchester United stars are unhappy with their adidas kit as 'nonsense' in a passionate comment online.

Last night the Daily Mail reported that Red Devils players have been wearing replica items of kit during matches after claiming that the kit provided by adidas was too tight for them. Players are believed not to have worn the official socks since the second fixture of the season with £47 million summer signing Andre Onana also having issues with his goalkeeper jersey.

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The shot-stopper had been wearing a closer-fitting jersey than those available in the megastore for fans but was in so much discomfort during October's 2-1 win over Sheffield United that he has since been wearing a replica version. The clothing manufacturers are said to be looking into the issue and working on a solution involving 'light amendments'.

Last year, David De Gea had issues with his Manchester United kit being too baggy and it appears that any adjustments have backfired for the bulkier Onana. Some outfield players had cut holes into the back of socks to alleviate compression on the calf muscle until moving to the fan-issue socks.

The news has got football fans in the UK talking after headlines were made about Aston Villa's first team Castore kit causing issues by retaining sweat. However, one lover of the game who refused to believe the news was cricketing legend Stuart Broad.

The bowler, who is a Nottingham Forest superfan, was sponsored by adidas for 13 years, ever since linking up with the company as a rising star in cricket all the way back in 2010. Broad is known for wearing his trademark bandana when playing, which often showcased the adidas logo.

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Stuart Broad was sponsored by adidas (Image: Getty Images)Stuart Broad was sponsored by adidas (Image: Getty Images)
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The 37-year-old took to Instagram and commented on a post about the situation at Manchester United shared by SportBible. He wrote: "I was with adidas for 13 years. If any kit wasn't perfect it was fixed within one hour, so this is nonsense."

Users online shared replies of disbelief with Broad, labelling the latest news from Old Trafford as 'the end of the barrel of excuses' while others slapped back that 'you weren't a footballer'.

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