Lisandro Martinez Man Utd shirt quantity revealed

Lisandro Martinez has formally obtained his new shirt quantity from Manchester United.

Martinez’s €55m switch from Ajax was lastly confirmed on Wednesday, however till now United had stored his squad quantity beneath wraps.

It has now been confirmed that he’ll take the quantity six shirt. That quantity was most just lately worn by Pogba, who returned to Juventus on a free switch final summer time following the expiry of his United contract.

In the previous, Jonny Evans and Wes Brown have additionally worn the quantity six, as has Rio Ferdinand – albeit for only one season earlier than switching to 5.

United favourite Jaap Stam wore the quantity six between 1998 and 2001, and the legendary Duncan Edwards beforehand wore it too.

Interestingly, Martinez has rejected the choice of conserving the quantity 21 shirt he wore at Ajax – which is at present vacant at Old Trafford following the departure of Edinson Cavani.

Optimistic United followers will likely be hoping he has achieved this to depart the jersey open for Frenkie de Jong, who has been closely linked with a transfer to the Red Devils.

The membership remains to be interested by De Jong, however the transfer is being slowed by contractual disputes between the Dutchman and Barcelona.

The midfielder beforehand agreed to defer greater than £17m of his wages and they might be paid again from this season till the tip of his contract in 2026. Barça have but to make a decision how this might work if De Jong have been to be bought this summer time.

If the 21 shirt shouldn’t be reserved for De Jong, it could possibly be taken by Christian Eriksen, who wore this quantity throughout his half season at Brentford.

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