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Manchester United have announced provisional squad numbers for the 2016/17 season and new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic was handed the number nine jersey while Anthony Martial picked up the number 11 shirt.
Martial who is currently the most expensive teenage player in the world wore the number nine jersey for the Red Devils last season but will now concede it to the Swedish football icon who moved to Old Trafford at the summer.
The France international now takes a jersey for another teammate Adnan Januzaj who will now wear the no.15 jersey.
Manchester United other signing, Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly will wear the previously vacant number three jersey while Armenian forward Henrikh Mkhitaryan, signed from Borussia Dortmund has taken on number 22.
According to Manutd.com, Ibrahimovic becomes the seventh player to wear Manchester United’s no.9 shirt in the Premier League since squad numbers were introduced in 1993/94. The others are Brian McClair, Andy Cole, Louis Saha, Dimitar Berbatov, Radamel Falcao, and Anthony Martial.