Rasmus Hojlund’s Man Utd squad number revealed as he replaces key man on verge of transfer

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MANCHESTER UNITED signing Rasmus Hojlund has reportedly been handed the number 17 shirt.

The striker completed a £72million move to the Red Devils last week.

Rasmus Hojlund will wear number 17 for Manchester UnitedGetty


He has arrived with a back injury and likely will not be available for the next few weeks, missing the opening games against Wolves and Tottenham.

But he is expected to play a big role for Erik ten Hag this season and his number reflects that.

Hojlund, 20, will wear the number 17 shirt, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The number was previously held by Fred but the Brazilian is on the verge of completing a move to Fenerbahce.

The midfielder is set to undergo a medical with the Turkish club after agreeing terms.

United delayed giving Hojlund a number when he was announced, so the youngster had to pose with a plain shirt at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The club wanted to wait until more transfer activity was completed – including the possible arrival of Sofyan Amrabat and the departure of Harry Maguire.

There is plenty of buzz surrounding Hojlund’s arrival but Gary Neville is not convinced by the acquisition.

The pundit said: “I hope they’re [Manchester United] being clever, and Kane’s being clever, and they’re waiting to get a deal whereby they agree a deal with Munich, he says ‘no I’m not going, and I want to go to United’.

“United need Kane, they still need the young lad as well [Rasmus Højlund] to back him up and bed in and play his 25/30 games because he didn’t play every game for Atalanta last season.

“I’m worried that we’ve got this kid up front that to be fair, has massive pressure on his shoulders.

“Everyone’s going to be watching him, he needs that pressure taken off him a bit.

“Kane puts United into that sort of realm of catching Arsenal and City.”

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