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Official: Sancho takes over Ighalo’s former shirt at Man Utd

Manchester United have confirmed Jadon Sancho’s shirt number as a new signing after signing a five-year deal.

The 21-year-old completed his move from Borussia Dortmund today and will stay with the Reds until June 2026, with an option for another year.

And after endless speculation about which United squad number the England international will wear number 25. according to

The last wearer of Sancho’s new shirt was Odion Ighalo, who was on loan with the club between 2020-21.

Sancho has the opportunity to anchor number 25 as his number – perhaps the way Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is forever associated with number 20 and Paul Scholes with number 18.

The South Londoner becomes the 10th red to wear it since the Premier League introduced squad numbers at the beginning of the 1993/94 season, after Ighalo, Valencia, Nick Powell, Danny Simpson, David Jones, Quinton Fortune, Jordi Cruyff, Kevin Pilkington and Gary Walsh.

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Sancho could wear his new shirt for the first time in the Premier League game of the season against Leeds United on August 14 at Old Trafford.

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