One of the biggest transfers in modern football was completed last night after Zlatan Ibrahimovic finally sealed his long-due move to Manchester United.
Zlatan’s Manchester United Jersey Number
It was widely speculated that Zlatan will get the number 9 jersey for United but the 34-year old has been given the number 8, according to few rumours flying around.
In one of the video released following Zlatan’s unveiling last night we caught a glimpse of the striker discussing his jersey number. In the following video if you pay close attention on the 50 second mark, Zlatan asked one of the officials about his jersey number.
Following the official’s reply, Zlatan appeared to have cheekily replied, “8 .. that’s cool“. It seems as if Zlatan will get the number 8 jersey for Manchester United next season, which bring a question about Juan Mata’s future at the club as he is the current owner of number 8 jersey at United.
Zlatan’s move to Old Trafford will see him team up with his former manager Jose Mourinho.
The duo worked together at Inter Milan back in 2009 and had always wanted to team up for a significant project. With United coming at the right time, both Mourinho and Zlatan could not turn down the offer.
Mourinho has kept his transfer plans quite simple this summer wherein, he has not gone after chasing several striker rather he stayed focused on Ibrahimovic and will look to get the best out of him next season.
That will also allow Marcus Rashford to develop under Zlatan and learn the crafts of goal scoring. Zlatan has signed on a free transfer and will be United’s second summer signing following Eric Bailly’s move from Villarreal earlier this summer.