Cavani refuses to hand over no 7 shirt to Sancho – See Why
Jadon Sancho has been given the No. 25 shirt for Manchester United, the club has announced.
This follows the confirmation of the 21-year-old’s arrival from Borussia Dortmund.
United finally landed their man this summer after a year chase in a £73million deal, signing a five-year contract.
There had been speculation that Sancho would wear the No. 7 shirt.
It would have seen him emulate legends like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and George Best.
However, the club has confirmed Sancho will wear the No. 25 shirt. This means the No. 7 shirt will remain with Edinson Cavani, who took the number last summer.
Sancho wore the No. 7 shirt for Borussia Dortmund and No. 17 for England at the Euros.
The No. 25 shirt was most recently worn by striker Odion Ighalo, while Antonio Valencia wore the shirt between 2009 and 2019, with Nick Powell becoming No. 25 for the 2012-13 season.