Christian Eriksen’s Manchester United Jersey Number Revealed As Bruno Fernandes Blocked His First Choice

Christian Eriksen’s Manchester United Jersey Number Revealed As Bruno Fernandes Blocked His First Choice

  • Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen will wear the No. 14 jersey for Manchester United in the forthcoming season
  • The 30-year-old was officially announced as a player of the Red Devils on Tuesday, July 26 and is expected to play a key role in Erik Ten Hag's pursuit of restoring the lost glory of the club
  • Eriksen has played more than 600 games for club and country and won six trophies - including three Eredivisie titles and the Serie A title with Inter Milan

Christian Eriksen's squad number at Manchester United has been officially announced.

The Danish playmaker, who joined United after his short-term deal with Brentford came to an end this summer, became Erik Ten Hag's second signing of the transfer window.

Eriksen has been handed the No.14 jersey for the upcoming season after his first-choice shirt number was reportedly blocked by teammate Bruno Fernandes, who previously wore the No.18 shirt.

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Christian Eriksen, No.14, Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United, Red Devils
Christian Eriksen will wear the No.14 shirt for Manchester United this season. Photo credit: @ManUtd
Source: Twitter

The Mirror reports Eriksen's initial choice was No.8 which has already been taken by the Portuguese attacker, hence settling for No.14.

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The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder succeeds United academy graduate Jesse Lingard in the no.14 shirt, who vacated the number this summer.

He was on target for the Red Devils in a behind-closed-doors preparatory game against Wrexham as Ten Hag's charges brushed aside the Welsh club.

Eriksen would hope to gather more playing time under his belt as Man United wrap up its pre-season preparations with friendlies against Spanish outfits Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano.

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On Tuesday, July 26, Manchester United’s Carrington training complex was graced by some big names as Cristiano Ronaldo returned to England for showdown talks, while Sir Alex Ferguson also made way to the grounds, possibly to be part of the discussions.

Eriksen was also part of the players present at Carrington on Tuesday and the Denmark international was photographed in United colours for the very first time.