Romelu Lukaku recently completed his transfer to Manchester United, where he has received the number 9 shirt, which belonged to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Lukaku underwent the medical Saturday, and has completed his £75 million move from Everton, and even had his first day of practice with his teammates in Los Angeles.
The Belgian has revealed how he asked permission from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to wear the shirt number 9.
He told ESPN: “I always asked my mother what number, and I used to play with the 10 because my mother’s birthday is on Oct. 10, so it’s the 10th month of the year,”
“That’s why I played with No. 10. I asked for the number nine because I’m a striker.
“Strikers play with No.9. It’s a nice number, and I asked the permission of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. I want to thank him, as well, for allowing me to wear that number.”
Lukaku could get his debut Saturday, where Jose Mourinho and co. take on LA Galaxy in a pre-season friendly.