The former Borussia Dortmund star was reported to be getting the number 7 shirt once his move to Old Trafford was completed.
Contrary to previous rumors, Manchester United intends to give Jadon Sancho a new shirt number.
Sancho was believed to be Man United’s next iconic number representative, pushing Edinson Cavani to a different jersey number.
With many people already voicing their thoughts on Sancho receiving the number 7, it comes as a surprise when close sources within the club announce Sancho’s number.
Although not verified, it has lately been reported that Jadon Sancho would wear the number 16 shirt in the next season.
Carrick’s number was 16 while he was still at the club, and Jadon will not spoil the joy of wearing the number while representing the side he has been connected to for over two years before finalizing a move.
Edinson Cavani, on the other hand, has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in the number 7 shirt for the foreseeable future, keeping off any potential suitors.
The former PSG man will stay with the Red Devils for another season as Sancho waits for the number 7 shirt he so desperately wants.