Photo: Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals Man United shirt number on Instagram

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will wear one of Man United's most prestigious numbers this season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed to his Instagram followers that the Manchester United striker will wear the number nine shirt this season.

The 34-year-old centre-forward signed a deal with the 20-time English champions earlier this month, ending long-running speculation linking the Swedish legend with a move to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.

Ibrahimovic is still on his summer holidays despite Jose Mourinho’s squad jetting off to China for their pre-season tour ahead of their clash against Premier League champions Leicester City in the Community Shield on 7 August.

While the former AC Milan and Juventus striker may not be making waves in Asia, the Swedish star caused a stir on social media as he revealed his new shirt number for the imminent Premier League campaign.

Ibrahimovic posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption:

“I chose the number 9 @manchesterunited”

The new United signing scored 38 times in 31 Ligue 1 games for Paris Saint-Germain in their title-winning campaign last term.

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The Red Devils finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season, missing out on a place in the Champions League.

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