Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez have joined the side of Manchester United.
As Erik ten Hag prepares to add two more players to his ranks, the Manchester United team for the upcoming campaign finally seems to be taking shape. Christian Eriksen, the Dutchman’s second summer acquisition, was officially announced by the Red Devils on Friday. United is also close to finalizing a deal to acquire Ajax star, Lisandro Martinez.
Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord had already been pursued, and United announced the acquisition of free agent Eriksen on Friday. After having a near-fatal catastrophe at Euro 2020, Dane successfully resumed his career with Brentford in the second half of the previous season.
The 24-year-old Martinez defender arrived in Manchester on Friday evening ahead of his medical on Saturday. Before officially announcing his deal, United is now awaiting the player’s visa permission. The adaptable Argentine, who primarily plays center defense, will provide Ten Hag some helpful services at left-back and in midfield.
The topic of what jersey numbers Eriksen and Martinez would receive may be on Manchester United fans’ minds.
For the new Manchester United signee, these jersey numbers are available: 30, 24, 23, 21, 13, 14, 15, 18, and 6.
Once again, No. 6 is unoccupied. When his contract with the Red Devils expired, Paul Pogba used it before signing for Juventus as a free agent. The lone shirt below 11 that is not been worn by someone is available for Eriksen and Martinez to take, though Martinez seems to be the more likely contender.
Martinez did, however, once don the No. 6 Jersey while on international service and again in the 2017–18 season while playing for his hometown team, Defensa y Justicia.
Wes Brown and Jonny Evans, two central defenders, previously wore No. 6; this is even more argument in favor of Martinez taking over the position.
Particularly the No. 21 shirt is one that both Eriksen and Martinez are familiar with. Following his January transfer to the Bees, Eriksen acquired it in Brentford, and Martinez owned it during each of his four seasons with Ajax.