Modern footballers often build their marks in association with their team numbers, so what will the England star be wearing at Old Trafford?
This means that a former Manchester City youth prospect will soon be strutting around in the famous red jersey on the other side of town.
But what jersey number will he wear when he does? But examines the possibilities, options available as well as the history of Sancho’s team numbers.
What jersey number will Jadon Sancho wear at Man Utd?
It is not yet clear which jersey number Sancho will wear at Manchester United, but the forward has been tipped to take the famous No.7 jersey.
However, the Red Devils No.7 jersey is currently worn by Edinson Cavani and negotiations may be needed if he is to get it.
“I say give him the jersey,” said Louis Lancaster, who worked with Sancho during winger’s time with the Watford youth team, while speaking on the Stretford enclosure Youtube channel.
“I don’t think it would bother him. I think he would actually be a better player to have this jersey because of the pressure.
“Some players choke and some people get a little more, 10% [under pressure]. »
The No.7 shirt holds a special place in Manchester United folklore and the weight of expectations associated with the number is due to its legendary wearers throughout history.
Cristiano Ronaldo made No.7 his own at Old Trafford and quickly made him part of his global brand, but Ronaldo only followed in the footsteps of David Beckham, who inherited him from Eric Cantona.
While he wore other numbers as well – at a time when team numbers weren’t so fixed – George Best is often associated with No.7, as is Bryan Robson.
However, not everyone who wore Manchester United’s number 7 has thrived.
Antonio Valencia notably dropped No.7 to return to his lucky No.25, while a succession of stars faded wearing it, including Memphis Depay and Alexis Sanchez.
What jersey numbers are available for Jadon Sancho at Man Utd?
The Manchester United No.7 shirt is not free, as Edinson Cavani wears it, but it is not uncommon for players to change numbers.
Sancho’s options when it comes to shirt numbers at United are quite limited and unless the club can persuade others to change, he may have to settle for a new number that he never has. worn before.
Some of the currently toll-free numbers at Manchester United are: # 12, # 16, # 22, # 24, # 25.
No.77 is also available, so maybe he could just double down before calling dibs when Cavani moves on.
What numbers has Jadon Sancho already worn?
Sancho’s favorite team number is No.7, which he has worn since signing for Borussia Dortmund in 2017.
He also wore the No.7 internationally for England, although Jack Grealish wore the jersey at Euro 2020, while Sancho received the No.17.
After No.7, No.17 appears to be the winger’s second preference, but he’s donned a variety of numbers traditionally associated with attacking players.
For England, as well as No.17, Sancho wore No.9, 10, 11, 21 and 23.