Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay will apparently be handed the number 26 shirt at the club next season, according to the Daily Mirror.
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The Dutchman trained with his new teammates for the first time on Monday, with pictures revealing the number on his shorts.
However, there is a suggestion that these aren’t the official numbers just yet. Juan Sebastian Veron was seen wearing training gear with the number seven on it when he first joined, prompting rumours that he had arrived to replace David Beckham.
But what could be worrying, is that the number 26 shirt has been somewhat of a poisoned chalice at the club with the past three recipients have been unmitigated flops.
Shinji Kagawa took the honour most recently, but before him were Gabriel Obertan, and even before him came Angolan flop Manucho.
And while he is being tipped to wear the number 26 during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, he could well still be handed a new number before the start of the season.
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