The recent Manchester United signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be the seventh man to wear Manchester United’s no.9 shirt in the Premier League since squad numbers were introduced in 1993/94.
According record in Man Utd. the Swedish signing has become the third occupant of the jersey in the past three seasons after Radamel Falcao and Anthony Martial, who has switched to no.11 – the figure he wore for France at Euro 2016 – following his remarkable debut season in England.
Other record released in Manchester United official website shows that Brian McClair donned the no.9 shirt in 1993/94 even if Eric Cantona was then the regular partner of Mark Hughes in attack, with the Scot ultimately dropping into a deeper midfield role. Andy Cole moved to no.9 in 1996/1997 from the no.17 he was given when completing a record move from Newcastle United in January 1995; McClair subsequently moved to no.13. Get more fact as you read more