Manchester United have announced which shirt number Christian Eriksen will wear for the forthcoming season.

The 30-year-old Danish playmaker made his first unofficial appearance for the Reds yesterday, in a 4-1 behind-closed-doors friendly win against National League side Wrexham.

Manchester United Unveil New Signing Christian Eriksen
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The former Brentford midfielder opened the scoring in the clash at Carrington with a trademark free-kick.

Eriksen’s first outing under Erik ten Hag came a day after completing his move to the Red Devils.

Manchester United announce Christian Eriksen’s shirt number

Manchester United Unveil New Signing Christian Eriksen
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An hour after revealing that Lisandro Martinez will be wearing the number six shirt, Manchester United have confirmed that Eriksen, who has signed a three-year deal with the club, will don the number 14 jersey.

That shirt number became vacant following Jesse Lingard’s release from the club at the end of last month.

Manchester United fans could see the former Ajax, Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan midfielder wearing his new shirt number for the first time in either of this weekend’s pre-season friendlies.

The Reds face Atletico Madrid in Olso, Norway, on Saturday before welcoming fellow La Liga side Rayo Vallecano to Old Trafford on Sunday, in what will be Ten Hag’s first game in charge at the Theatre of Dreams.

With the former Ajax boss expected to take his strongest side to Norway, Eriksen will likely feature against Diego Simeone’s side and hope to stake his claim for a starting berth in next Sunday’s Premier League opener against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Other former United players who have previously wore the number 14 jersey include Javier Hernandez, Alan Smith, Tim Howard, Jordi Cruyff and Andrei Kanchelskis.

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