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The Frenchman is given the number worn by Romelu Lukaku last season after the Belgian departed for Inter Milan yesterday.

Martial previously wore the No. 9 before being given the No. 11 following the arrival of the former Everton forward.

New Manchester United addition Harry Maguire will be the No. 5 with Daniel James the No. 21.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the No. 29 with Victor Lindelof retaining the No. 2 shirt.

Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood are both assigned shirt numbers as they are expected to play a role for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.

Gomes wears the No. 28 while striker Greenwood is the No. 26.

United start their Premier League campaign against Chelsea on Sunday and Solskjaer has given an update on which players he will have available to him.

He said: “Harry [Maguire] has impressed me, very much so. He has come in as a presence.

“He is taller and bigger than I thought. He has come in as a real plus. He will have an impact on the rest of the boys.

“Yeah, Harry is ready to play. I am sure he will put himself up, when I ask him on Sunday morning, if he is available, because he has played many games for Leicester over the pre-season. He has trained well and he has looked sharp when he has been here.

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“Paul joined in, actually, the day after [the AC Milan match].

“I wasn’t going to risk him, travelling down with the flight, but he joined in the game against Blackburn the day after, behind closed doors here.

“He is available. All of the boys are fit. It was always our aim to get to the starting line with as many players as fit as possible.

“Of course, Eric’s injury is bad news but the rest of them are available.”

Confirmed Manchester United squad numbers

1: David De Gea
2: Victor Lindelof
3: Eric Bailly
4: Phil Jones
5: Harry Maguire
6: Paul Pogba
7: Alexis Sanchez
8: Juan Mata
9: Anthony Martial 
10: Marcus Rashford
12: Chris Smalling
13: Lee Grant
14: Jesse Lingard
15: Andreas Pereira
16: Marcos Rojo
17: Fred
18: Ashley Young
20: Diogo Dalot
21: Daniel James 
22: Sergio Romero
23: Luke Shaw
24: Tim Fosu-Mensah
26: Mason Greenwood 
28: Angel Gomes 
29: Aaron Wan-Bissaka
31: Nemanja Matic
36: Matteo Darmian
37: James Garner 
38: Axel Tuanzebe
39: Scott McTominay
40: Joel Pereira
44: Tahith Chong



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