Manchester United face Chelsea in traditional kit of red shirts, white shorts and black socks for first time this season

MANCHESTER UNITED have worn their traditional red, white and black combo for the first time this season at Chelsea.

The Red Devils have changed their colours this season, with black shorts blending in with their shirts.

Manchester United star Juan Mata in action during the first half of the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Manchester United star Juan Mata in action during the first half of the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
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United wore white shorts at Stamford Bridge with red and black socks
United wore white shorts at Stamford Bridge with red and black socks
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They have worn white shorts and socks in the Champions League.

But United are most famous for their combination of red shirts, white shorts and black socks.

Although this season the black socks fade to red for around half the lower leg of the socks, making the socks appear red.

United fans may have started to worry the switch to black shorts has cursed the first team, after a terrible start, their worst since 1989-90.

United have worn black socks on and off since the 1920s.

There is a long-standing myth that United wear black socks in tribute to the Munich air disaster, but history has proven they did beforehand.

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