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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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16 responses to “Possible shirt numbers at Man Utd for Raphael Varane”

  1. Stephen John Kershaw says:

    What the hell is Phil Jones STILL doing at UTD ?

  2. Hashim says:

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

  3. Princip langat says:

    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√

  4. nabimanya says:

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

  5. Zan,wa says:

    Rapael Varane Is Wear No 4 Out Of Jones

  6. Yusuff Adam says:

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

  7. Moni J says:

    Varane should b gven jazy 4

  8. Felix obure says:

    let varane take 4 and Jones shift to 12

  9. Yusuf Idris says:

    Verane 4

  10. Simon says:

    jones should hand-over the no.4 jerssy to varane

  11. GEOFFREY says:

    Jones did not deserve club shirt. r varane no 4

  12. Paul Mathew says:

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

  13. Paul Mathew says:

    Phil jones needs to vacate jersey 4 to varane since he is not pure man u player

  14. abubakar tasiu says:

    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

  15. Bright Nafor says:

    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.

  16. Masereka Joel says:

    Varane should wear jersey number 4,jones out