Manchester United are rapidly closing in on the signature of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with the club hoping to seal a deal for the influential Swede tomorrow. Late last night, perhaps some more details about his move to Old Trafford were released.
Sports website 101GreatGoals.com uploaded a photo of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s reported Manchester United jersey – and it looks as though he has been given the #9.
101GreatGoals say that this photo is from the Manchester United megastore at the ground, and it comes fresh with the new Premier League badges.
If true, it would mean a reshuffling of the pack somewhat, as Anthony Martial currently wears the number nine jersey, and you’d suspect he won’t give it up that easily – particularly after the stunning season he had.
At the end of the day it is just a shirt number, but we all know that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will likely get his own way. Although I would like Anthony Martial to keep his number, because he certainly has the potential to become one of the truly great number nines this club has ever seen.
Check out the photo here:
Then reports claiming it was last season’s kit surfaced, but that rumour was quashed quickly.
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