Manchester United has ahead of the 22/2023 English Premier League season given two players new shirt numbers, Naija News understands.
The two young talents are Alejandro Garnacho and Alvaro Fernandez.
Naija News understands that the two players, who are 17 and 19 years respectively and have just graduated from the club’s academyyy, made their first appearance at training with the senior team this week.
The Red Devil’s new manager, Erik ten Hag was said to have commenced observation on the two young talents within the week even as he tries to get more familiar with the first team ahead of the new season.
SportlingLife reports that Garnacho donned the number 49 in training after wearing 75 last season while Fernandez wore number 42, having been assigned 74 last term.
It is understood this will be the players’ new matchday shirt numbers for the 2022/2023 season.
Meanwhile, Chelsea is hoping to sign Manchester United star player, Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
Naija News understands that American businessman and new owner of Chelsea, Todd Boehly met with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes last week over the possible transfer.
Ronaldo is in love with the Red Devils but current issues with the club may change his mind about ending his professional career at the Old Trafford.
Reporting on Saturday, popular football correspondent, David Ornstein wrote on Twitter that “Todd Boehly met Jorge Mendes in Portugal last week. The idea of Cristiano Ronaldo to Chelsea is among the subjects discussed. Unclear if Chelsea will pursue it. Man Utd expects him to stay.”