Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken Anthony Martial's number 9 shirt at Manchester United

Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks set to be the main man at Old Trafford this season after he was handed Manchester United's number nine shirt.

That means Anthony Martial, who wore it last season, will have to make do with the number 11 shirt instead.

We can't help but wonder how willingly the Frenchman gave it up.

Adnan Januzaj, who was United's number 11 last season, moves to 15, Memphis Depay and Juan Mata keep hold of the seven and eight shirts respectively, while Marcus Rashford has been promoted from 39 to 19.

Perhaps Mata has a future at United under Jose Mourinho after all.

Juan Mata playing for Manchester United
Juan Mata has kept hold of his number eight shirt (Martin Rickett/PA)

New boys Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan take the three and 22 shirts, while there's a gaping hole at number six.

Perhaps that's being saved for another new signing: Paul Pogba?

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