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Manchester United has submitted the official n…

Manchester United has submitted the official numbers for the 2018/2019 season to the Premier League. Most numbers have remained the same from the previous seasons with the addition of numbers for our summer signings, switches for two existing first-team members, and allocations for four youngsters who were part of United’s pre-season tour. Two Under-23s goalkeepers have also been give squad numbers. 

Marcos Rojo has been switched from the number 5 to Michael Carrick’s empty no. 16 prompting some, such as Rio Ferdinand, to speculate that the no. 5 is being left empty for a possible January signing. Sergio Romero has been switched to wearing the no. 22 his previous no.20 shirt available to new defensive acquisition, Diogo Dalot. New goalkeeper Lee Grant will wear no. 13. The no.17, previously worn by Daley Blind before his departure to Ajax, will now be worn by Fred.

The no. 10 shirt which sat empty at the departure of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been give to Marcus Rashford who has become the first homegrown player to wear the shirt since David Beckham wore is back in the 1996/97 campaign. 

Angel Gomes retained the no.47 shirt he wore on his two senior appearances while Tahith Chong takes no.44, Joshua Bohui takes no.46, and Ethan Hamilton takes the no. 48. Goalkeeper Kieran O’Hara has been given the no.45 and Matej Kovar no.51.

The squad numbers will remain as such until the following season. It should be noted that although the transfer window has closed in England, it is still open for a bit longer across Europe meaning that while no player may depart to another Premier League team until January, they can depart to a team in another of Europe’s leagues and leave their previously assigned number empty.



Luke Shaw by the numbers v. Leicester City R…

Luke Shaw by the numbers v. Leicester City

Recorded team’s most: 

  • Touches (99) 
  • Successful passes (57) 
  • Possession won in defensive 3rd (7) 

 And joint most: 

  • Touches in opposition box (3) 
  •  Successful passes in final 3rd (12) 
  • Shots on target (2) 
  •  Goals (1) 

Get in, Luke!





United come away with the win thanks to an ear…

United come away with the win thanks to an early penalty from Pogba and a match winner by Luke Shaw in which was his first senior goal in 141 appearances. Leicester City were able to get a goal back in stoppage time but were unable to get an equalizing goal before the FT whistle was blown. 

Although United came away with the win, it does not accurately show the way United played. As we all know Mourinho does not care about possession and United showed that today. After the first goal was scored, they dropped back and spent the rest of the first half defending their own half. It was through Dave and Bailly that United kept the lead. 

Next up Manchester United will travel to Falmer Stadium to play Brighton and Hove Albion 



90′ + 2′ Goal — Leicester

Leicester have one back through Jamie Vardy. The ball comes off the post and Vardy heads it home