Manchester United Football Club decided to change Anthony Martial’s shirt number to the #11, in order to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s #9 jersey. Now, several reports have come to the conclusion that the French forward isn’t happy with the situation.
They say that the 19-year-old, who was outstanding in his debut season, has unfollowed Manchester United on social media following the changing of his number without his consultation.
If true that United didn’t even ask Martial about the number change, then he has every reason to be upset. He is trying to build this whole ‘Martial 9’ brand, and that could have just been shattered just to accommodate a man who could potentially be here for just twelve months.
On the flip side, there is the argument that it’s just a shirt number and Martial should be solely focused on putting in top performances for Manchester United week-in-week-out.
The best thing to probably do is to wait and see what Martial himself says, because until then, it’ll all be media speculation.