Marcel Sabitzer is close to joining Manchester United on a loan move till the end of the season.
The Austrian midfielder has joined to alleviate the midfield issues Ten Hag would have faced with the injury to Eriksen.
Sabitzer played wearing the number 18 at Bayern Munich but of course, Manchester United’s best midfielder Casemiro dons those digits as of now.
So we are looking at some of the numbers Sabitzer could opt for when he joins United.
Sabitzer Potential Shirt Numbers At Man United
The number 7 is most likely what Sabitzer would go for as it is the number he worn at RB Leipzig for the longest time and played his best football in. Cristiano Ronaldo famously wore the number before leaving for Al Nassr in December.
Sabitzer has also worn the number 24 previously in his career. His time at Rapid Vienne saw him wear the number on his back before he moved to RB Salzburg.
The industrious Darren Fletcher made the number his own as he wore it for almost 12 years but other players such as Beckham and Scholes have also worn this shirt.
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The number 16 was also on Sabizter’s back for a short while early on in his career while at FC Admira Wacker Modling.
The number is a lot more iconic at Man United though, as one of the club’s greatest-ever captains (and midfielders), Roy Keane wore it on his back.
Amad Diallo wore the number most recently but the player is out on loan until the summer.
15 is another option for Sabitzer, although he hasn’t worn the number at any of his previous clubs, he could be inclined to take it up considering players like Vidic, Scholes, Beckham and Lee Sharpe have all done so in the past.