You Can Buy Manchester United Merchandise From Newcastle's Official Club Shop
Newcastle United have bizarrely begun selling Manchester United merchandise on their own official club shop.
NUFCdirect.com is the club's official online merchandise provider and it's where Magpies fans can buy the club's kit as well as other branded attire.
But if you look in the shorts section, you will find merchandise that belongs to the Red Devils.
Adidas' Manchester United training shorts for the 2019/2020 season are listed on the website and are currently on sale for £24.99.
The product description is even more baffling, reading: "These adidas Manchester United Training Shorts 2019 2020 have been constructed with climacool technology which keeps you feeling fresh and comfortable by improving ventilation and wicking moisture away from your skin.
"The shorts have the clubs iconic crest which boldly stands out on the leg so you can showcase your support for the Old Trafford team and the shorts are finished off with adidas branding."
Any reason why you are selling @ManUtd shorts on the official @NUFC club shop? This isn't sports direct get them off now!! @SportsDirectUK absolute shambles! pic.twitter.com/oDRCuLsBDZ
- Joe Rogers (@Joe_Rogers1) April 26, 2020
It's a bizarre thing to see one Premier League club selling another's merchandise, especially considering Newcastle are currently sponsored by Puma rather than adidas.
One likely explanation is that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley also owns Sports Direct, who sell a variety of different sporting goods.
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You don't need to do a huge amount of detective work to find that nufcdirect is essentially just Sports Direct, the address is the same, nufcdirect is even copyrighted to Sports Direct.
To put it simply - if you shop with nufcdirect you're handing your money over to SD. pic.twitter.com/1N4tiFNuuH
- Toon For Change (@ToonForChange) January 9, 2020
It adds to the string of controversies Ashley has faced in his time as owners of the Toon army.
But it looks as if Ashley's time at the helm is coming to an end with Amanda Staveley with the backing of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia close to taking over.
It's believe the new owners will take 80% of the club and they are willing to invest heavily in the transfer market.
A new manager has also been discussed with Mauricio Pochettino and former boss Rafa Benitez being lined up.
However, some believe current manager Steve Bruce deserves a chance to prove himself under new owners.
Bruce joined Newcastle last summer and they sit 13th in the Premier League table.
"People have to have more respect for Steve Bruce because he has done a really good job at Newcastle," pundit Jamie Redknapp told The Football Show per Sky Sports.
"Why can't he be given an opportunity, why can't Steve Bruce be given some money and the chance to show what he can do?
"He's never had the opportunity before and there's nothing to say he couldn't manage a top-six club, nothing at all. He knows the game inside out.
"Everybody predicted Newcastle would go down this year and he's done a great job with players that aren't at the top level."
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