Official: Manchester United Announced New Squad Numbers For (4) First Team Players, Including Diallo
1. Manchester United has announced that, Ivorian youngster Amad Diallo will no longer wear the shirt number 19. He will be wearing the number 16 shirt. It seems like Raphael Varane will take the jersey number 19. 2. Ahead of the tomorrow match against Leeds United, Manchester United has announced that new goalkeeper, Tom Heaton will wear the jersey number 22.
Only a few African football stars have played for Manchester United in the English Premier League. The likes of Amad Diallo and Eric Bailly are currently working under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford. However, just one Nigerian football player has represented Manchester United at senior level.
Even if Manchester United does not sign another player following the arrival of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Tom Heaton, we are now certain that they will let some of their players leave on short term basis. Some of the players the club are on the verge of letting go within the window includes Andres Pereira, Anthony Elanga and Shola Shoretire according to reports via Sky Sports in England.
Manchester United has officially confirmed their squad numbers for the 2021/2022 season. The Red Devils will kickstart their Premier League season against Leeds United on Saturday 14th of August. Four players get new numbers for the season. Amad Diallo has been allocated the number 16 after previously wearing no.19, Anthony Elanga, who scored against QPR and Brentford, is no.36 (previously 56), while fellow forward Shola Shoretire gets no.47 after being no.74 last term. Tom Heaton has been allocated the no.22
The newly promoted player from the Junior to the senior team in Manchester United's club, made one of the biggest headlines on Friday evening as he was shown a Red card in a victory match of Manchester United's U23 over Everton. Anthony Elanga, who scored a crucial goal in the clash between the Red devils against Evertonians, at the third minute, later finished the game on the sidelines as he was sent off by the match officials for misconduct.
Manchester United defeated Derby County by 2-1 in their opening pre-season match ahead of the new campaign. Manchester United played a lot of academy players in the clash against Wayne Rooney's side. Manchester United opened the scoring in the 36th minute of the match, through Tahith Chong before Facundo Pellistri made it 2-0 in the 58th minute of the match.
Manchester United players completed another pre-season training session on Wednesday, July 21 at Pennyhill Park in London, as they continue with their build-up towards the upcoming season. The Red Devils regrouped for yet another busy training day at the Pennyhill Park on Wednesday afternoon, as they were made to go through many physical and tactical drills with full instructions from the coaching staff of the team.
Sharing a dressing room and training with the best players in the world is the dream of every young footballer. For Shola Shoretire, luck has smiled at him as he became teammates with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United. Shola is of Nigerian descent, and he is eligible to represent Nigeria at the international level.
Representing one's country on the international stage is a huge honour, but very few can achieve this feat. These five Nigerian born Footballers are yet to play international football at the senior level even though they have been in top form at club level. 5. Shola Shoretire - Manchester United
There are so many Nigerian football players who are currently performing very well all around the world. The likes of Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Osimhen have been in sensational form since the start of this year. It should be stated that Wilfred Ndidi has won a few medals with Leicester City this year.
Manchester United academy player Ethan Laird had completed his medical at the Championship club Swansea ahead of his move away from Old Trafford. The academy graduate is one of the numerous and talented academy players who graduated alongside Anthony Elanga, Tendi Mengi, and Shola Shoretire. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is known for producing talented and quality young players who could take football to a greater level in the next few years.
Manchester United will be welcoming West Ham United to Old Trafford for another match tomorrow, which is just over three days after they secured a 2-1 league victory over the same opposition at the London Stadium, but the game will be in the English League Cup competition this time around.
Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly getting ready for the new English Premier League season. He has already signed the likes of Tom Heaton and English international Jadon Sancho this summer. According to different sources, officials at Man United have confirmed new squad numbers for five players ahead of the start of the new season.
By Femi Fasetire Several less popular and uncapped Nigerian players got on the goals scorers’ cards with their respective clubs across Europe this past weekend, as the roll call of achievers was loaded with lads who are yet to get invitations to the Super Eagles. The Sweden-based of Samuel Adegbenro and Godwin Aguda led an array of unheralded Nigerian players in the rain of goals, while Kingsley Madu and Philip Azango also hit target in Slovakia, while Shola Shoretire and Folarin Balogun scored in England’s youth league.
Manchester United have performed poorly over the past few weeks. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men lost 5-0 against Liverpool on Sunday evening. This was the first time Man United have lost by five goals under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Many fans are of the opinion that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be sacked by the Manchester United board.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace in his Manchester United debut against Newcastle on Saturday as the Red Devils went top of the Premier League table. Nigerian Forward Eligible Shola Shoretire was in the stadium having missed out on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 21-man squad for the game. Shola is eligible to represent Nigeria at international level, having broken into the Manchester United first team squad last season.
Manchester United youngster Shola Shoretire, was called up to train with the first team squad on Thursday. Despite excelling in pre-season for the first team, teenager Shoretire has spent the last month and a half with the under-23s. Shoretire was called up after scoring in two games in a row, including the winning goal against Young Boys in the UEFA under-19s Youth League and the under-23 loss to Arsenal last weekend.
Man United will lock horns with Derby County in their first game of pre-season. However, see photos of United players training ahead of pre-season game. Man United begin their pre-season preparation with a game against Derby County. Man United will face Queens Park Rangers, Brentford, Preston North End and Everton.
Tahith Chong and Facundo Pellistri were on target in United's victory over Derby County. However, view photos of United players entertaining the fans at Pride Park. Derby County endured a tough afternoon at Pride Park. Ole Gunnar Solskjear recorded his first win over his former teammate.
Wayne Rooney's second encounter against Ole Gunnar Solskjear ended in defeat. The Red Devils beat Derby County at Pride Park. However, some United players were brilliant in a dominant performance. Tahith Chong The Dutchman was brilliant throughout, scoring a brilliant goal and troubling the Ram's back line.