Lisandro Martinez will take Paul Pogba’s old No 6 shirt at Manchester United while Christian Eriksen succeeds Jesse Lingard in wearing No 14 after the pair joined Erik ten Hag’s rebuild at Old Trafford
- Manchester United have revealed the shirt numbers for two new signings
- Lisandro Martinez takes the No 6 shirt after his £53million transfer from Ajax
- Paul Pogba wore the shirt number at Old Trafford before his return to Juventus
- Christian Eriksen has been given the No 14 shirt ahead of the new campaign
- Jesse Lingard formerly had the shirt but he also departed over the summer
Lisandro Martinez will take the No 6 shirt at Manchester United while fellow new signing Christian Eriksen will wear No 14 at Old Trafford.
Argentina international Martinez, whose £55million transfer from Ajax was completed earlier this week, takes the number vacated by Paul Pogba, who has moved back to Juventus.
The likes of Gary Pallister, Jaap Stam and Wes Brown have worn the No 6 shirt at United in the past couple of decades.
New Manchester United signings Christian Eriksen (left) and Lisandro Martinez (right) have been allocated the No 14 and No 6 shirt numbers respectively at Old Trafford
United revealed that Martinez will follow Paul Pogba in wearing the club’s No 6 shirt
Eriksen will wear the No 14 shirt vacated by Jesse Lingard when he departed over the summer
Danish star Eriksen, who was snapped up by Erik ten Hag after he left Brentford, will take the shirt formerly worn by Jesse Lingard. Prior to him, the No 14 was worn by Javier Hernandez and Alan Smith among others.
Martinez featured and Eriksen scored as United beat National League club Wrexham 4-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at their Carrington training ground on Wednesday.
Both will expect top receive further game time this weekend as United play Atletico Madrid in Oslo on Saturday and then Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Lisandro Martinez shows his delight as he signs his Manchester United contract
Martinez has completed his £55million move from Dutch side Ajax to Manchester United
United open their Premier League campaign at home to Brighton on Sunday August 7.
Martinez is reunited with new United manager Erik ten Hag after they worked together in Amsterdam.
The coach converted him from a defensive midfielder to a centre-back during his time there but Martinez offers United options in several positions.
Christian Eriksen has signed a three-year-deal with Manchester United this summer
The Dane admitted he’d never envisioned signing for the club after suffering a cardiac arrest
He said: ‘I was with him for three years at Ajax and I know his style of playing. With him, I improved a lot to be honest.
‘He’s here in Manchester now, so again the opportunity was there and for sure he’s very important in my career.’
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