LINDELOF IN MOVE TO MANCHESTER UNITED FROM BENFICA

Submitted by content on Wed, 07/12/2017 - 05:38

Victor Lindelof recently completed his move from his former club, Benfica to Manchester United.


This move thus puts him only behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the most expensive Swedish player of all times.

Since his high profile move to Old Trafford, several speculations have been ongoing as to what shirt number he would adorn during his spell with the club from next season.

Since establishing himself at the first team of the Benfica squad halfway into the 2015/16 campaign, Lindelof has adorned the number 14 jersey.

However, that would be quite impossible as the shirt is already taken at United with the wearer, Jesse Lingard revealing that he made his choice of the number because of Thierry Henry, former Arsenal legend.

For the Euro 2016, Lindelof wore the number 14 jersey which is not available at United as Bailly who arrived from Villarreal during the last summer was assigned the shirt.

He also wears the number two shirt at the international level as well, more especially at the 2015 Under-21 European Championship where Sweden came off victors. Luckily, the number is vacant at United since after Rafael da Silva left in 2015 for Lyon.

Where he chooses to adorn the number 2 jersey, he could become the fourth player to wear the number 2 on his back only after the likes of Paul Parker, Gary Neville and Rafael da Silva.

United are also looking to sign Fabinho, who wears the number 2 for Monaco. And though he is likely to join the midfield at United, he may wish to retain his number.

Thus Lindelof will be left with the number 13 jersey, one which he has worn on different occasions for Sweden. The number has been left vacant since 2015 after Anders Lindegaard, former backup keeper left the club.

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