Manchester United have confirmed that Casemiro will wear the no.18 shirt for Manchester United, following the completion of his transfer from Real Madrid.

The Brazilian’s arrival was confirmed on Monday night and he was swiftly unveiled in front of a raucous crowd at Old Trafford ahead of the 2-1 Premier League win over Liverpool.

On Thursday, the five-time Champions League winner trained with his new team-mates for the first time and he is notably available for Saturday’s match against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.

There has been plenty of speculation around which number Casemiro will wear for United, but the debate is now over and fans can look forward to seeing him in the no.18 shirt this season.

Supporters must wait to see him in red, however, because the players are set to wear our green third kit in Saturday’s 12:30 BST kick-off on the south coast.

Only five United players have previously worn no.18 since fixed squad numbers were introduced soon after the start of the Premier League era.

Darren Ferguson and Simon Davies had it first, before the aforementioned Scholes held it for 15 years.

Ashley Young took it on between 2011 and 2022, followed by Bruno Fernandes for his first two-and-half seasons as a Red.

The latter switched to no.8 in the summer after Juan Mata’s departure, freeing up the space for Casemi


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