Man Utd reveal squad numbers for 2018-19 season as Rojo vacates No.5 shirt

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The Argentina international has switched to take up Michael Carrick's former No.16 jersey while summer signing Diogo Dalot takes No.20

Manchester United have revealed their squad numbers for the 2018-19 season, with Marcos Rojo moving from No.5 to No.16.

Summer signing from Porto Diogo Dalot takes the No.20 shirt, while, as previously confirmed, Marcus Rashford has taken the No.10 previously worn by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney .

Matteo Darmian was originally absent from the list despite the defender having been included in the promotional banner showing off the new squad numbers.

It has not been confirmed, however, that he will retain the No.36 shirt despite speculation he is set to leave Old Trafford.

The Italian full-back has been strongly linked with a return to Serie A in the summer transfer window although it is  expected he will be included in the matchday squad to face Leicester City on Friday night .

Rojo, who previously wore the No.5 shirt at Old Trafford, has switched to No.16, a number he has used frequently with Argentina, including at the 2018 World Cup.

The defender had been lined up as a summer transfer target for Everton , but he remains at Old Trafford with the Toffees having completed a switch for Barcelona centre-back Yerry Mina instead.

With Rojo's change, the No.5 shirt is left vacant with Jose Mourinho ultimately left frustrated in terms of the club's attempts to bring in a centre-back on deadline day. 

The likes of Harry Magure, Toby Alderweireld and Diego Godin  were all linked with moves to the Red Devils but, as Mourinho forecast at the start of deadline day for English clubs, no new signings were made .

Elsewhere across the United squad, Fred, a summer arrival from Shakhtar Donetsk, will wear the No.17 and former Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant is issued with the No.13.

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Andreas Pereira, who spent last season on loan at Valencia, has been allocated the No.15 shirt, with Tahith Chong, who impresed in pre-season, given No.44.

United get their Premier League campaign underway against Leicester on Friday before heading to Brighton on August 19.


Man Utd 2018-19 squad numbers in full


Player name Squad number
David De Gea 1
Victor Lindelof 2
Eric Bailly 3
Phil Jones 4
Paul Pogba 6
Alexis Sanchez 7
Juan Mata 8
Romelu Lukaku 9
Marcus Rashford 10
Anthony Martial 11
Chris Smalling 12
Lee Grant 13
Jesse Lingard 14
Andreas Pereira 15
Marcos Rojo 16
Fred 17
Ashley Young 18
Diogo Dalot 20
Ander Herrera 21
Sergio Romero 22
Luke Shaw 23
Tim Fosu-Mensah 24
Antonio Valencia 25
Marouane Fellaini 27
Nemanja Matic 31
Matteo Darmian 36
Axel Tuanzebe 38
Scott McTominay 39
Joel Pereira 40
Tahith Chong 44
 Kieran O'Hara 45
Joshua Bohui 46
Angel Gomes 47
Ethan Hamilton 48
Matej Kovar 51

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