Lisandro Martinez takes Pogba’s No.6 while Eriksen claims No.14 as Man Utd reveal new signings’ shirt numbers

The duo have taken shirts vacated by two players who have departed Old Trafford this summer

Manchester United have revealed that summer signing Lisandro Martinez has inherited the No.6 shirt from the departed Paul Pogba, while Christian Eriksen will wear No.14 next season.

The Argentine is the latest big-money addition at Old Trafford, having made a £46.5 million ($56m) transfer as Erik ten Hag drafted in a familiar face that he has previously worked with at Ajax.

Martinez faces plenty of competition for places with the Red Devils from the likes of Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly, but he has been handed a prominent spot in their squad ahead of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign.

United have announced that an elaborate new addition to their ranks will be filling No.6, with that jersey becoming vacant this summer following a move elsewhere by a World Cup-winning midfielder.

Introducing our new no.6 🔥🇦🇷 @LisandrMartinez#MUFC

Enigmatic France international Pogba was the last man to wear No.6 for the Red Devils, having held the number over six seasons.

Prior to that, Northern Irish defender defender Jonny Evans occupied that spot in United’s squad for four seasons.

Portuguese winger Nani briefly donned six on his back in 2007-08, with the eight years prior to that seeing home-grown defender Wes Brown take that berth in Sir Alex Ferguson’s plans.

Rio Ferdinand spent his first season at Old Trafford wearing No.6 in 2002-03, with Laurent Blanc passing it on at the end of his distinguished career.

Another destructive centre-half, Dutch star Jaap Stam, had it immediately prior to a classy French star and was the man to grace the No.6 jersey during United’s historic treble-winning campaign of 1998-99.

Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister are among the other notable names to have graced a popular shirt.

Lisandro Martinez will take the No.6 shirt previously worn by Paul Pogba at Manchester United 👕 pic.twitter.com/vahpCf8rJG

Martinez has worn No.6 before with club and country, with a spell at Defensa y Justicia seeing him take on that jersey in 2017-18.

He has tended to favour much higher numbers over the course of his career to date, filling 24 at Defensa and 21 across his three seasons at Ajax.

Both of those numbers were up for grabs at Old Trafford, but he has slotted in much lower down the numerical pecking order in Ten Hag’s squad.

Eriksen has taken on the No.14 that Jesse Lingard vacated when his contract expired at the end of last season.

Several star players have worn the jersey throughout the years in brief spells.

He’s a 🔟 but he wears 1️⃣4️⃣ 😎🇩🇰 @ChrisEriksen8#MUFC

David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes all had at least a year with the digit.

Plus, Javier ‘Chicharito’ Herandez possessed it from 2010 to 2016.