Football By Joe Crilly

United Number Seven: Griezmann And Mkhitaryan Favourites For Iconic Shirt

With Memphis Depay set to leave Manchester United after a disappointing spell at Old Trafford, that means the iconic number seven will be vacant again and William Hill are looking into who will potentially be the next famous recipient of the shirt. The 4/1 joint favourites are Henikh Mkhitaryan and Antoine Griezmann, the latter of which has been the subject of much transfer rumour in recent days.


James Rodriguez, who shares the same agent as Jose Mourinho, is 10/1 third favourite with Paul Pogba and Juan Mata both 12/1.


Cristiano Ronaldo is 16/1 to return to Manchester United and reclaim his old number with Gareth Bale 20/1.


“The number 7 shirt at Manchester United has weighed heavily on the shoulders of many who have worn it and once again, it looks as though it is going to be vacant,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Mkhitaryan and Griezemann look the most likely candidates at the moment.”


Manchester United’s number 7 on 2nd September 2017: 4/1 Henrikh Mkhitaryan; 4/1 Antoine Griezmann; 10/1 James Rodriguez; 12/1 Paul Pogba; 12/1 Juan Mata; 16/1 Cristiano Ronaldo; 16/1 Neymar Jr; 16/1 Jese Rodriguez; 20/1 Gareth Bale; 25/1 Paulo Dybala