Kitbag may have revealed Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Manchester United squad number

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed for Manchester United - but fans are still waiting to discover which shirt number the world-class Swedish striker will wear next season.

Will it be the famous No. 7? No. 11, perhaps? No. 9?

Well, according to Kitbag’s website, Zlatan could be about to take the No. 9 shirt.


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A graphic shows United’s third kit, with ‘Ibrahimovic 9’ on the back.

This is accompanied by a photo of the 34-year-old and the words ‘Welcome to Manchester’.

Pic: Zlatan's kit number leaked?

Martial to become the new No. 7?

Whether Kitbag have any inside information about Zlatan’s new shirt number is unclear, but Anthony Martial would require a new squad number if it proves to be accurate.

Martial was handed the No. 9 on arrival at Old Trafford last year but fans would assume the gifted Frenchman would be handed another key squad number if Zlatan takes his.

The No. 7 shirt could be available if Jose Mourinho decides it’s weighing down too heavily on the shoulders of Memphis Depay, while Adnan Januzaj - the club’s current No. 11 - is reportedly in danger of being axed.

Zlatan isn't taking No. 8

The Manchester Evening News reported this week that Zlatan, who left PSG earlier this summer, will not be taking Juan Mata’s No. 8 shirt - contrary to initial reports.

Rumours Zlatan would become United’s new No. 8 intensified when the striker said on MUTV: Eight? That's cool."

But it seems he’ll be following in the footsteps of Brian McClair, Andy Cole, Louis Saha, Dimitar Berbatov and Radamel Falcao by taking the No. 9 shirt.

Zlatan delighted to sign for United

On signing for the Red Devils, Ibrahimovic told the club’s official website: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United and am looking forward to playing in the Premier League. It goes without saying that I cannot wait to work with Jose Mourinho once again.

“He is a fantastic manager and I am ready for this new and exciting challenge. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career so far and have some great memories. I am now ready to create more special memories in England."

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