ligainggris: Officially Joined MU, Fans Create Theory About Jadon Sancho's New Jersey Number
Officially Joined MU, Fans Create Theory About Jadon Sancho's New Jersey Number
Manchester United (MU) has just officially announced the transfer of Jadon Sancho to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund. Quoted from SportBible, the Red Devils managed to seal the 21-year-old player with a five-year contract worth 73 million pounds.
Previously, the news of Sancho's move had led to various speculations regarding the jersey number from fans. They predict Jadon Sancho will follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Eric Cantona to wear the number 7 jersey.
However, through an upload on their official website on Friday (23/7), United confirmed that Sancho will wear the number 25 shirt from the upcoming 2021/22 season.
"Manchester United can confirm that new signing Sancho will wear number 25, having joined the club on a five-year contract," the Red Devils said as quoted by Manutd.com.
As for now, Edinson Cavani is the owner of the number 7 jersey at Old Trafford.
The choice of Jadon Sancho's jersey number seems to encourage fans to make new theories and speculations. They compared Sancho's condition with Ivan Zamorano.
At that time, Zamorano, who holds the number 9 shirt at Inter Milan, had to be willing to give up his number when the Nerazzurri signed Roberto Baggio.
Inter gave Baggio the number 10 shirt which was actually held by Brazilian legend Ronaldo. However, Ronaldo agreed to give up his jersey number if he was allowed to acquire Zamorano's number 9.
Zamorano who did not run out of ideas then wore a shirt numbered "1 + 8". Fans believe Sancho also chose to use the number 25 because it means "2+5=7".
Apart from Zamorano, Clinton Morrison and Ade Akinbiyi were also recorded to have used jerseys with similar model numbers. Meanwhile, Morrison had used the number “1+9”, while Akinbiyi wore a T-shirt numbered “5+5”.
Regardless of the reason behind choosing his jersey number, Jadon Sancho said he was honored to be part of Manchester United. He insists he is ready to take a big step to bring the trophy back to Old Trafford.
"It's an honor," Sancho said as quoted by the Evening Standard.
According to Sancho, Manchester United is a big club cara untung main togel that is known to many people and has various winning trophies. Sancho said joining United was a dream come true.
"This (Manchester United) is an iconic club and being a part of it is like a dream come true," Sancho continued.
Prior to joining United, Sancho spent four years playing for Borussia Dortmund and has become one of Europe's fastest growing stars. The player who also competed in Euro 2020 managed to record 50 goals and 64 assists from 137 appearances for Dortmund.