Manchester United Football Club confirmed the signature of Zlatan Ibrahimovic just yesterday, and this morning, a video emerged of what seemingly looked like the Swedish forward getting his official shirt number confirmed by a club member of staff.
You can check out the video here, and if you skip to 50 seconds in you can see the conversation. The lip readers amongst us will see that Zlatan Ibrahimovic asks about his squad number, and then when the club staff member has his say, Zlatan replies: “8? That’s cool.”
This is a number that Ibrahimovic has held previously most recently during his time at Inter Milan under Jose Mourinho.
As we all know, Juan Mata currently holds the number eight jersey, and that could cast further doubt about his long-term future at the club. Either that or the Spaniard will be forced into switching his kit number.