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Which shirts number does Harry Maguire wear at Manchester United?

Which shirts number does Harry Maguire wear at Manchester United?

After landing at Old Trafford, rookie Harry Maguire may opt for the No. 5 shirt of the legendary Rio Ferdinand and Gary Pallister.

After landing at Old Trafford, rookie Harry Maguire may opt for the No. 5 shirt of the legendary Rio Ferdinand and Gary Pallister.

On August 5th, defender Maguire completed the medical examination to sign a six-year contract with Manchester United, with a term that could be extended for another year. Manchester United did not disclose specific transfer fees. However, according to British press, "Red Devil" has to spend the world record amount for a defender of 80 million pounds.

During Maguire's premiere, Manchester United did not reveal the number of 26-year-old midfielder shirts to wear. However, M.E.N thinks that Maguire will choose No. 5 shirt to follow legendary defenders like Rio Ferdinand, Pallister and Ronny Johnsen. While in Hull City and Sheffield United, Maguire also wears this shirt.

After Ferdinand left Old Trafford in the summer of 2014, the No. 5 shirt returned to Marcos Rojo. After a serious injury at the end of the 2016/17 season, the Argentine midfielder changed to No. 16 shirt left by Michael Carrick. Before Maguire arrived, the No. 5 shirt was vacated at Old Trafford.

Manchester United leaders took more than a month to negotiate with Leicester City before reaching an agreement to recruit Maguire. Besides United, Man City also want to recruit 26-year-old midfielder, but withdraw because they do not meet the desired "Flock" amount.

Coach Pep Guardiola confirmed: "Maguire is a high-class center-back. We want to recruit him but the request from Leicester is too high. Congratulations to Manchester United for this business.

Maguire calls Manchester United his dream team because of the heroic tradition in the Premier League. Meanwhile, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Maguire's qualities to help to lift Manchester United players for the 2019/20 season.