Man Utd shirt numbers available for Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish
Manchester United are ready to go all out for Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish at the end of the season.
The promising forwards have impressed several potential suitors with their consistent influential displays and both look set to find new challenges in the summer.
Sancho is likely to part ways with Borussia Dortmund in the summer with the aim of winning major silverware with his current side sitting third in the Bundesliga table.
Grealish could remain at Aston Villa if they avoid relegation, but his boyhood club will need to recover funds should they fail to climb out of the bottom three.
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The Red Devils could sweeten their potential offers to the midfielder and the winger should they face competition for their signatures, with Champions League qualification still a realistic target.
Numbers one up to 10 are currently taken at Old Trafford but both Grealish and Sancho are set to have low numbers to show their importance to the squad.
With that in mind, the 19-year-old could receive the iconic 7 shirt should it be taken away from flop Alexis Sanchez, having previously been worn by the likes of George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham.
Dortmund showed huge faith in Sancho by handing him the number after he decided to leave Manchester City in 2017, and United could imitate that at the end of the season.
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Villa captain Grealish will be unable to continuing wearing No 10 should be move to United with that number occupied by Marcus Rashford.
Fan favourite Rashford will not be forced to change, but the No 11 shirt remains free after Anthony Martial took No 9 after Romelu Lukaku’s exit.
Although United fans will be hoping to see both players arrive in a blockbuster summer of transfers, Ed Woodward recently hinted that there will be no mammoth spending.
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Woodward said: "Despite being linked in the media to 111 players in January, our acquisition of just one of them – Bruno Fernandes – is an important step.
“Demonstrating our commitment to adding experienced, world-class recruits to the exciting crop of academy graduates that are at the heart of this developing team.
"We will take the same planned, disciplined, approach this coming summer.
"In addition to the first team signings, somewhat under the radar, we have also made a number of exciting youth acquisitions in the past year, reflecting our commitment to bringing the best talent into our Academy."
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