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Manchester United squad numbers 2024/25 as iconic shirt free for Ten Hag’s next big summer signing

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Find all the information you need on Manchester United squad numbers ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Manchester United’s famous shirts have been worn by many of the club’s greatest players. While David Beckham wore the iconic number seven shirt, can you remember the two previous squad numbers he wore?

What about the number Paul Scholes donned when he came out of retirement and found a teammate wearing his previous number 18?

Everything you need to know about United’s squad number history and the current 2024/25 squad numbers is below, with one iconic shirt now free for Erik ten Hag to assign to a big summer signing.

This page will be updated pending new signing announcements and squad number changes for the upcoming season.

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1 – Altay Bayindir

Previously worn by: David de Gea, Edwin van der Sar, Peter Schmeichel, Alex Stepney, Harry Gregg

Manchester United are currently in an unusual situation where the club’s number one, Altay Bayindir, is actually the team’s second choice goalkeeper.

2 – Victor Lindelof

Previously worn by: Gary Neville, Rafael da Silva, Paul Parker, Viv Anderson, Nobby Stiles

Victor Lindelof has worn the club’s number two shirt ever since his move from Benfica in 2017.

3 –

Previously worn by: Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw, Patrice Evra, John O’Shea, Phil Neville.

The number three shirt was most recently worn by Eric Bailly, prior to his contract being terminated at the start of the 2023/24 season.

4 –

Previously worn by: Sofyan Amrabat, Phil Jones, Owen Hargreaves, Gabriel Heinze, Juan Sebastien Veron, David May

Recent loanee Sofyan Amrabat wore the number four shirt in 2023/24, which had previously been assigned to Phil Jones between 2011 and 2023.

5 – Harry Maguire

Previously worn by: Rio Ferdinand, Marcos Rojo, Ronny Johnsen, Lee Sharpe.

Former club captain Harry Maguire has been assigned the number five shirt ever since his move to the club in 2019.

6 – Lisandro Martinez

Previously worn by: Paul Pogba, Jonny Evans, Wes Brown, Jaap Stam, Gary Pallister.

Rio Ferdinand also wore the number six shirt for one season before switching to the number five for the rest of his Manchester United career.

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7 – Mason Mount

Previously worn by: Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Eric Cantona, George Best, Bryan Robson.

In recent years the iconic number seven shirt has also been worn by Cristiano Ronaldo again, along with Edinson Cavani, Alexis Sanchez, Antonio Valencia, Memphis Depay, Michael Owen.

8 – Bruno Fernandes

Previously worn by: Juan Mata, Anderson, Wayne Rooney, Nicky Butt, Paul Ince, Gordon Strachan.

Bruno Fernandes switched to take Manchester United’s number eight shirt in 2022.

  • READ MORE: Who is Bruno Fernandes? Inside the life of Manchester United’s Portuguese Magnifico

9 –

Previously worn by: Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku, Dimitar Berbatov, Louis Saha, Andy Cole, Brian McClair, Sir Bobby Charlton.

Manchester United’s famous number nine shirt is crying out for a new owner, with Anthony Martial released, a potential new signing will surely take it on.

10 – Marcus Rashford

Previously worn by: Wayne Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Teddy Sheringham, Mark Hughes, Denis Law, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The number 10 shirt has been worn by some of the best goalscorers in Manchester United history. Marcus Rashford was given the number in 2018.

David Beckham also wore the 10 shirt in 1996/97, before taking the famous seven following Eric Cantona’s retirement.

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11 – Rasmus Hojlund

Previously worn by: Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Adnan Januzaj, Ryan Giggs.

The number 11 was associated with Ryan Giggs for more than two decades. It has been assigned to striker Rasmus Hojlund since 2023.

12 – Tyrell Malacia

Previously worn by: Chris Smalling, Ben Foster, David Bellion, Phil Neville.

Left-back Tyrell Malacia has had the number 12 shirt since 2022. It had been vacant since Chris Smalling’s departure.

13 –

Previously worn by: Lee Grant, Anders Lindegaard, Park Ji-Sung, Roy Carroll.

14 – Christian Eriksen

Previously worn by: Jesse Lingard, Javier Hernandez, Alan Smith, Jordi Cruyff, Andrei Kanchelskis.

15 –

Previously worn by: Sergio Reguilon, Marcel Sabitzer, Andreas Pereira, Nemanja Vidic, Kleberson, Jesper Blomqvist, Karel Poborsky.

16 – Amad

Previously worn by: Marcos Rojo, Michael Carrick, Roy Keane.

The number 16 was most notably associated with Roy Keane, but Michael Carrick did pretty well too once he replaced him.

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17 – Alejandro Garnacho

Previously worn by: Fred, Daley Blind, Nani, Henrik Larsson, Liam Miller, Raimond van der Gouw, Andy Cole.

Andy Cole was assigned the number 17 shirt when he signed for the club in 1995. Once Brian McClair departed in 1996, Cole took the number nine.

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18 – Casemiro

Previously worn by: Bruno Fernandes, Ashley Young, Paul Scholes.

Bruno Fernandes wore the number 18 when he signed for United, before vacating it to take the number eight.

19 –

Previously worn by: Raphael Varane, Amad, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Dwight Yorke, Nicky Butt.

Now vacant after Raphael Varane’s release. The number 19 has been associated with some great names.

20 – Diogo Dalot

Previously worn by: Sergio Romero, Robin van Persie, Fabio da Silva, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Dion Dublin.

Legendary strikers Robin van Persie and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer both helped to make the number 20 shirt a part of the club’s history.

Solksjaer wore the shirt when he scored the Treble clinching goal, while Van Persie appropriately wore it to lead United to a record 20th title.

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21 – Antony

Previously worn by: Dan James, Ander Herrera, Dong Fangzhou, Diego Forlan, Henning Berg.

22 – Tom Heaton

Previously worn by: Sergio Romero, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Nick Powell, Paul Scholes, John O’Shea.

Paul Scholes took the number 22 shirt when he came out of retirement in 2012, with Ashley Young wearing his 18.

23 – Luke Shaw

Previously worn by: Tom Cleverley, Jonny Evans, Kieran Richardson.

Luke Shaw was originally assigned the number three shirt when he signed from Southampton. He wanted to switch to 23 shirt when it became available after Tom Cleverley left, the same number he wore at the Saints.

  • READ MORE: Who is Luke Shaw? Inside the life of Manchester United’s flying English full-back

24 – Andre Onana

Previously worn by: Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Darren Fletcher, Wes Brown, David Beckham.

Goalkeeper Andre Onana insisted to wear number 24 instead of number one, because it was the same squad number he held at Ajax and Inter Milan.

  • READ MORE: Who is Andre Onana? Delve into the life of Manchester United’s Cameroonian shot-stopper

25 – Jadon Sancho

Previously worn by: Odion Ighalo, Antonio Valencia, Quinton Fortune.

26 –

Previously worn by: Dean Henderson, Mason Greenwood, Shinji Kagawa, Gabriel Obertan, Massimo Taibi.

27 –

Previously worn by: Wout Weghorst, Alex Telles, Marouane Fellaini, Federico Macheda, Mikael Silvestre, Gary Neville.

28 – Facundo Pellistri

Previously worn by: Morgan Schneiderlin, Alexander Buttner, Darron Gibson.

29 – Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Previously worn by: Wilfried Zaha, Tomasz Kuszczak

30 –

Previously worn by: Nathan Bishop, Matteo Darmian, Wes Brown, John O’Shea.

31 –

Previously worn by: Jack Butland, Martin Dubravka, Nemanja Matic, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marouane Fellaini.

32 –

Previously worn by: Victor Valdes, Carlos Tevez, Mame Biram Diouf.

33 –

Previously worn by: Brandon Williams, Bebe, Chris Eagles.

34 – Donny van de Beek

Previously worn by: Anders Lindegaard, Jonathan Greening.

35 – Jonny Evans

Previously worn by: Jesse Lingard.

36 –

Previously worn by: Anthony Elanga, Matteo Darmian, Luke Chadwick.

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37 – Kobbie Mainoo

Previously worn by: James Garner, Danny Webber, John O’Shea.

Kobbie Mainoo first held the number 73 when he made his debut in 2023, before flipping to 37. We have speculated on some possible new numbers for Mainoo is he chooses to change it again.

  • READ MORE: Who is Kobbie Mainoo? Inside the life of Man Utd’s rising star, including his parents, brother and school

38 –

Previously worn by: Axel Tuanzebe, Tom Heaton.

39 – Scott McTominay

Previously worn by: Marcus Rashford.

Scott McTominay has insisted he wants to stick with the number 39, the very first squad number he was assigned under Jose Mourinho.

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