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Shirt No. Announced – Mason Mount takes iconic Man Utd squad number after completing transfer from Chelsea

In a significant announcement, Manchester United has confirmed that Mason Mount, their latest signing, will don the iconic No.7 shirt at Old Trafford.

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The Red Devils unveiled Mount as their first summer acquisition after securing a £60 million deal with Chelsea for the talented England international. Mount has signed an initial five-year contract with the club, solidifying his move to M16.

Having been identified as Erik ten Hag’s primary target to bolster the midfield, Mount is expected to seamlessly integrate into United’s formidable midfield lineup, partnering alongside Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro.

At the age of 24, Mount has been awarded the prestigious No.7 shirt at United. This revered number, previously worn by the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, was initially anticipated to be claimed by Alejandro Garnacho.

The No.7 shirt holds immense prestige and is regarded as one of the most iconic in world football. It has been donned by renowned figures such as George Best, David Beckham, Ronaldo, and other notable players.

Reflecting on his move to United, Mount expressed, “Leaving the club where I grew up was never easy, but joining Manchester United presents an exciting new challenge for the next chapter of my career. Having competed against them, I am well aware of the strength of the squad I am joining, and I am eagerly looking forward to contributing to this group’s pursuit of major honors.”

“It’s evident that the club has made significant strides under the guidance of Erik ten Hag. After discussing his plans with the manager, I am incredibly excited for the upcoming seasons and ready to embrace the demanding work ethic here.”

“I possess great ambition, knowing the incredible feeling of winning major trophies and the relentless dedication it requires. I will give my all to experience that again with Manchester United.”

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