New Manchester United signing Memphis Depay has asked to wear the club’s fabled No 7 shirt this season. The player has volunteered to take the iconic jersey made famous by George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo and about to be vacated by the outgoing forward Angel di Maria.
It is understood that United manager Louis van Gaal is yet to tell his squad their numbers. The number No 9 shirt is also available but Van Gaal has been impressed by Depay’s request, seeing it as an indication of the Holland international’s ambition and confidence.
During the Red Devils’ pre-season tour of the USA, Depay wore the No 9 shirt.