Antony follows Manchester United South American stars with new squad number
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 03
The new signing has already started training at Carrington (Picture: Getty Images)

have revealed the squad numbers that hteir two latest signings will take this season, with and Martin Dubravka linking up with their new teammates.

Antony arrived from , while Dubravka joined on loan from Newcastle on loan on transfer deadline day as Erik ten Hag builds a new squad at Old Trafford.

The Brazilian winger has taken number 21 at his new club, while the goalkeeper is going to wear 31 as he provides back-up for David de Gea.

The number 21 has been worn by a string of other South American stars at Old Trafford, most recently Edinson Cavani before he left the club on a free transfer at the end of last season.

Full-back Rafael da Silva also had the number from 2008-12, after Diego Forlan had worn 21 during his stint with the Red Devils.

United noted some other players to wear 21 over the years, with Henning Berg a highlight, but Fangzhou Dong reasonably forgettable.

Dubravka’s shirt number was sported by the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marouane Fellaini, Darren Fletcher and Nemanja Matic.

Both Antony and Dubravka are available to make their debuts against Arsenal at Old Trafford at 4.30pm on Sunday, which the ‘keeper is very unlikely to do, but the winger will be hoping to get his first action in a United shirt.

The Red Devils are coming off three straight wins after beating Liverpool, Southampton and Leicester, but after narrow 1-0 wins in the last two games, Antony may get his chance to shine immediately under Ten Hag.


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