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Martial Handed No.9 Shirt by Man Utd

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Martial Handed No.9 Shirt by Man Utd

Anthony Martial has retaken the No. 9 shirt that he wore in his first season with Manchester United.

Ahead of the new season, the Red Devils announced their squad numbers for 2019-20 and the French attacker has taken over the number typically reserved for a club's top-choice striker.

That could be a sign of things to come, with Martial having taken up the role more often in the club's pre-season during Romelu Lukaku's absence.

Martial wore the No. 9 during his first season at Old Trafford, following his move in 2015 from Monaco.

The France international took on the No. 11 the following season after Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived at the club and took over the No. 9 shirt.

Martial, 23, scored 12 goals in all competitions in 2018-19 and will look to improve on those numbers this term as he moves into a more prominent role spearheading United's attack.