Shirt numbers confirmed for 2022/23

Manchester United are set to enter a new era in 2022/23 as Erik ten Hag takes charge at Old Trafford.

While United appear to be working hard on arrivals behind the scenes, there have been a number of big name departures from Manchester’s red side – including Paul Pogba, who has joined Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic and Edinson Cavani in leaving as as a free agent.

All of this means there will be plenty of movement when it comes to United shirt numbers this summer, with blockbuster signings and even more dramatic departures expected.

As it stands, here are the Man Utd squad shirt numbers for 2022/23…

Team numbers are subject to change during the pre-season.

1 – David de Gea (GK)
2 -Victor Lindelof
3 – Eric Bailly
4 – Phil Jones
5 -Harry Maguire
seven -Cristiano Ronaldo
8 – Bruno Fernandes
9 -Anthony Martial
ten -Marcus Rashford
12 -Trell Malacia
16 -Amad Diallo
17 -Fred
19 – Raphael Varane
20 -Diogo Dalot
22 – Tom Heaton (GK)
23 -Luke Shaw
25 -Jadon Sancho
27 – Alex Telles
28 – Facundo Pellestri
29 -Aaron Wan-Bissaka
30 – Nathan Bishop (GK)
33 -Brandon Williams
34 -Donny van de Beek
36 -Anthony Elanga
37 -James Garner
38 -Axel Tuanzebe
39 -Scott McTominay
46 -Hannibal Mejbri
47 -Shola Shoretire
58 – Di’Shon Bernard
64 -Bjorn Hardley
72 -Charlie Sauvage
73 -Zidane Iqbal
74 – Alvaro Fernandez
75 – Alejandro Garnacho

While there are plenty available, the most realistic ones a new first-team signing could take are…

As long as it’s unique within their team, Premier League players can wear any number between one and 99, although tradition has it that you’ll usually see first teams wearing one at around 30 – a few exceptions.

Man City youngster Cole Palmer holds the record for the highest number in Premier League history, with the number 80.

Also according to tradition, goalkeepers will usually occupy numbers one and 13.

Premier League players can’t wear number zero – and that’s fair enough because that would be a bit silly.

Premier League players are only allowed to change their squad number during pre-season or if one is sold or loaned to another club in the January transfer window.

Clubs must submit their confirmed squad list – including shirt numbers – by a specified deadline each year, and the numbers cannot be changed thereafter. In 2021, this deadline was September 1.

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