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Manchester United Fans Claim Ivan Zamorano Theory Explains Jadon Sancho's Shirt Number At The Club

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Manchester United Fans Claim Ivan Zamorano Theory Explains Jadon Sancho's Shirt Number At The Club

Manchester United fans have conjured a theory that Jadon Sancho picked the No 25 shirt due to Ivan Zamorano's iconic '1+8' shirt at Inter Milan.

The Red Devils announced earlier this month that they had agreed a deal in principle to sign the highly rated Sancho from Borussia Dortmund for a reported £73m.

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United officially announced on Friday that the 21-year-old winger had completed his move to Old Trafford on a five-year deal.

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Sancho was widely tipped to follow in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Eric Cantona by wearing United's legendary No 7 shirt.

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However, the former Dortmund ace has chosen the No 25 United shirt, with Edinson Cavani currently wearing the No 7 at Old Trafford.

Sancho's number choice hasn't stopped eagle-eyed fans from making an immediate comparison with Zamorano.

Zamorano was forced to vacate his No 9 shirt at Inter due to the arrival of Roberto Baggio, who took the No 10 shirt at the Italian club.

Baggio's acquisition of the No 10 shirt came at a cost, with legendary Brazilian Ronaldo giving up the number and wearing the No 9.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Zamorano, much to his brilliance, decided to wear a shirt that had '1+8' on it.

Fans now believe that Sancho has taken a page out of the 54-year-old Chilean's book by choosing 25 (or '2+5' as some have suggested).

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Sancho, who came through the Manchester City youth academy, spent four years at Dortmund and became one of Europe's fastest-rising stars.

The England international made 137 appearances across all competitions for Dortmund and scored 50 times and registered 64 assists.

Sancho thanked Dortmund for the "opportunity to play first-team football," but he added that moving to United is a "dream come true."

He told United's official website: "I'll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first-team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day.

"The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League.

"This is a young and exciting squad and I know, together, we can develop into something special to bring the success that the fans deserve.

"I am looking forward to working with the manager and his coaching team to further develop my game."

Featured Image Credit: Manchester United's YouTube/Twitter

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Premier League, England, Jadon Sancho

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