Rasmus Hojlund, who recently signed with Manchester United, will wear number 17, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano.
Hojlund was acquired by United for an initial sum of €70 million, with add-ons raising the total transfer cost to €85 million.
Just prior to the friendly match against RC Lens on Saturday, the player was introduced to a sold-out Old Trafford crowd.
However, it has been revealed that Hojlund is recovering from an injury received when he was still under contract to Atalanta, so United supporters will have to wait before seeing him play.
The goal of the Red Devils is to have the Danish player back in time for the September 3 match against Arsenal.
Hojlund was observed on Wednesday engaging in solo training apart from the rest of his colleagues, sprinting on the grass.
The 20-year-old’s jersey number at the back of his shirt has been a subject of rumor as his United career gets started.
Hojlund was left from the tentative squad numbers the club presented for the 2023–24 season since the final decision had not been made.
Rasmus Hjlund will be Manchester United’s new number 17, according to Romano. Made a decision.
The goal scorer will use Fred’s number because the Brazilian is almost ready to sign with Fenerbahçe.
With regard to Fred’s transfer, United and the Turkish powerhouses have come to an agreement. Romano adds that the 30-year-old midfielder’s medical appointment has already been scheduled.
Some of the club’s greatest players in club history have donned the number 17 jersey at the Theatre of Dreams.
People including Andy Cole, Luis Nani, and Henrik Larrson have worn it in the past. When Hojlund played for Atalanta in Italy, he had the same jersey number.