Martial Appears Furious With Man United For Giving His No. 9 Shirt To Ibrahimovic

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There are strong reports emerging from France that Anthony Martial is not happy with Manchester United following the club’s decision to hand his No. 9 shirt to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

It was gathered that United failed to inform Martial that they would be giving his number to Ibrahimovic this summer and it looks like he hasn’t reacted too well to the news.

The french striker changed his cover photo and profile picture on Facebook after the squad numbers were released – and both images are dominated by the number nine.

Martial Appears Furious At Man United For Giving his No 9 Shirt To Ibrahimovic
Martial Appears Furious At Man United For Giving his No 9 Shirt To Ibrahimovic

On Thursday, United revealed their squad numbers for the 2016/17 season and it was announced what numbers new signings Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as well as Ibrahimovic, would be wearing.

Bailly was handed the No. 3 shirt and Mkhitaryan received the No. 22 jersey while Ibrahimovic surprisingly got given Martial’s No. 9 shirt, which saw the young forward switch to No. 11.

Reacting to the development, RMC chief editor Mohamed Bouhafsi tweeted:

“Bad taste, tact, consideration from Manchester United who gave the No. 9  to Ibrahimovic without an agreement with Martial.’’

It is quite a shame to see something as seemingly trivial as a shirt number become a big issue between the two attackers as the new season gets underway.



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