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BREAKING: Mason Mount’s Manchester United number revealed



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Mason Mount signed for Manchester United on Wednesday morning and he will be the club’s new number seven.

Mount has been confirmed to wear the iconic number that the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona and David Beckham have wore.

Speaking on his move to United, Mount said:

“It’s never easy leaving the club where you grew up, but Manchester United will provide an exciting new challenge for the next phase of my career. Having competed against them, I know just how strong a squad it is that I’m joining, and I can’t wait to be part of this group’s drive to win major trophies.

“Everyone can see that the club has made big steps forward under Erik ten Hag. Having met with the manager and discussed his plans, I couldn’t be more excited for the seasons ahead, and am ready for the hard work expected here.

“I am hugely ambitious; I know how amazing it feels to win major trophies and what it takes to do it. I will be giving everything to experience that again at Manchester United.”

The latest holder of the iconic shirt number was Ronaldo, who occupied the shirt for the club on the second occasion during his career.

He left United midway through last season which left the position open for a shirt change. Alejandro Garnacho was considered for the shirt and even posted several messages on social media indicating that he wanted the no.7 shirt.

Mount has previously spoken on the influence that Ronaldo has had on his free-kick style.

“I think everyone has seen the video of when I was younger basing my free kick off him,” he told Amazon Prime last year. “I always watched him very closely when he was at United as a young kid. I loved the way he played, his free kicks.

“I’m a massive Pompey fan, so I went to the game when they played at Old Trafford and he scored that free-kick against David James. I was actually at the game, in the corner so I saw it first hand and I think after that I kind of fell in love with the technique and what he’d done and him as a player.

“I always tried to look at him and think what can I do to put it into my game.”