Manchester United have agreed a deal for Jadon Sancho but not yet unveiled the winger.

Sancho is now on holiday after undergoing his medical at the club last week (BBC).

One of the aspects of Sancho’s arrival which is not clear at all is his shirt number.

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It has long speculated that Sancho would be United’s long term number 7.

But this shirt is currently worn by Edinson Cavani. So a discussion with the Uruguayan will be required along with a potential new number.


While Cavani’s next number remains unclear, it is looking like Sancho may get the number 7. have published pictures of United’s new home kit for 2021/22 with Sancho 7 on the back.

The website allows users to buy shirts with both ‘Sancho 7’ on the back and ‘Cavani 7’, which only adds to the confusion.

It’s possible they are just hedging their bets, amid the confusion at United’s end. The prominence on the site given to the Sancho 7 photo suggests some confidence that he will get the number.

An announcement will formally be made one way or another over the shirt whenever United get around to Sancho’s big reveal.

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