Possible shirt numbers at Man Utd for Raphael Varane

Late on Tuesday evening earlier this week, Manchester United announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with Real Madrid over the transfer of Raphael Varane.

The 28-year-old will complete a move to Manchester United imminently but will need to undergo a medical before a formal announcement can be made. Earlier, Stretty News revealed that all parties are hopeful that the player would travel to England this Thursday.

Upon completion of the deal, the World Cup-winning defender will be assigned a new shirt number at the club but is unlikely to keep the No5 jersey he wears for Real Madrid. Harry Maguire is the custodian of the number and the Manchester United captain will not be willing to give it up.

Varane wears No4 for France and it’s possible that he takes up the number at United but will need Phil Jones to vacate it. Jones hasn’t featured for United since the 2019/20 season and is unlikely to make another appearance. Should the number not be available to Varane, the next possible option is No12, which is vacant.

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  1. I really prefer Varane to wear No. 4 for Jones is no longer utd player, so let him leave the club

  2. Verane should wear No.4 Jersey.Phil Jones is no longer a Manchester utd player after being out of squad for over 2 seasons now√

  3. I recommend veran to wear N 4 jazzy and let John’s go and play his football elsewhere.

  4. Jones is not playing for us but carrying injury. The jersey should be given yo varane that will help us at the back line

  5. Since pogba wants to leave, he can vacate the shirt number to Maguire so that varane can wear jersey 5 and Maguire 6

  6. it’s good to man utd to give varane jersey number 4 because Jones he is out of squats within two seasons he have to leave the club find another one

  7. Raphael Varane should be given number 4 since Jones is just a ghost player & irrelevant at the club. I can’t forget the penalty he committed against Hazard…He should be given to a lower division club for free & utd need to compensate such club with £10m for accepting him.

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