5 players who can inherit Zlatan's number 10 jersey at Manchester United
Manchester United need to find a long term successor to the number 10 jersey. Here is a list of potential candidates.
Manchester United announced on Thursday that they have terminated the contract of Zlatan Ibrahimovic with immediate effect.
The 36-year-old suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the Europa League knockouts in April, 2017. He made an astonishing comeback later in 2017, but could not sustain the pressure on his repaired ligament.
Now that the legendary Swede has departed from the club, the iconic number 10 needs to be worn by someone worthy of it.
That said, here is a list of players who could inherit the number #10 jersey at Old Trafford.
#5 Angel Gomes
Angel Gomes is a player Jose Mourinho cannot afford to ignore for a long time. The player was instrumental in England's U-17 World Cup victory in 2017.
The English midfielder is capable of playing on either wings and behind the striker in the number 10 role. His positioning and attributes make him fit enough to inherit the jersey donned by Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
His pace and creativity make him the man to watch out for on the pitch. However, a lot of work still needs to be done on the 17-year-old.
If United do not give him enough opportunities, he could be looking for a new club and the Red Devils would not be able to get him back for anything close to £89 million.