With Romelu Lukaku filling the No.9 shirt and Zlatan Ibrahimovic being big enough to take Wayne Rooney’s No.10 jersey, the Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are delighted.
Indeed, Jose Mourinho looks like assembling the kind of squad capable of carrying United’s proud traditions at long last, much to the delight of our resident Red Devils.
Still, there is the small matter of the No.7 shirt. Having been vacant since the departure of Memphis Depay back in January, our United-mad punters have been debating just who should take it.
Well, according to the Manchester Evening News, Mourinho has TWO players in mind. Both Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale are understood to be of interest at Old Trafford as the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ continues to covet a word class wide player.
Griezmann was strongly linked with a move over the course of the summer, though Atletico Madrid’s transfer ban made it impossible for the Frenchman to depart the Spanish capital.
Meanwhile, Bale is believed to be keen on staying at Real Madrid despite their reported willingness when it comes to selling him, though the pair are said to have been potentially earmarked for the iconic jersey.
The likes of George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo have all donned the number of the years, so there are pretty big shoes to fill.
A world class wide player would really cap this team off. They’re powerful and efficient, though that added bit of guile would make them contenders at the top level.
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