Manchester United's freshest recruit, Zlatan Ibrahimovic finally knows his number.
The numbers 8, 9, 10 and 18 are all occupied in Manchester United which made it hard to imagine which number the Swede will occupy. According to the British press, Ibra will be stealing the number of a Mancunian... that will soon be leaving the club.
Maxime H. - 30/06/2016
Apparently, Ibrahimovic will be wearing Juan Mata's number 8 because he will be transfering to Everton soon probably. The former Paris Saint-Germain's number 10 couldn't negotiate with Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young for the numbers 9, 10 and 18, just like he could not be granted Guillaume Hoarau's number 9 when he signed with PSG. He had finally chosen number 18, while waiting for Nene's departure (number 10 at that time). What if he is not really as scary and capricious as we think he is ?
At Ajax and Juventus, Zlatan was number 9 before wearing number 8 in Inter from 2006 to 2009 (9 and 10 being the property of Julio Cruz and Luis Figo). If he had the chance of finding a number 9 in Barcelona, it was not the case in Milan where he played with the number 11 since Filippo Inzaghi and Clarence Seedorf occupied numbers 9 and 10. Well, you guessed it, Ibra could be playing with number 72 and wouldn't complain about it. Although...