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Donny van de Beek 'to take number 34 shirt at Manchester United'

Van de Beek 'to take number 34 shirt at Man Utd'
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Donny van de Beek will reportedly request the number 34 shirt at Manchester United in a tribute to former Ajax academy teammate Abdelhak Nouri.

Donny van de Beek will reportedly wear the number 34 shirt at Manchester United after completing his move from Ajax in the coming days.

The 23-year-old is expected to complete a £35.6m switch to Old Trafford in the near future, having agreed personal terms on a five-year contract at the club.

Van de Beek currently wears the number six shirt at Ajax, but that is taken by Paul Pogba at United and so the new arrival will be forced to change to an alternative.

The Daily Mail reports that Van de Beek will request to wear the number 34 shirt in a tribute to his former academy teammate Abdelhak Nouri.

The Netherlands international came through the ranks alongside Nouri at Ajax before the latter collapsed during a friendly in 2017 and subsequently sustained severe brain damage.

Dean Henderson currently occupies the number 34 shirt at United but could be set to leave the club on loan again this summer.

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