Manchester United new boy Hannibal Mejbri appears to have his sights set on the inconic No.7 shirt.
The 16-year-old joined the Red Devils in a £9.3million deal from Monaco last week, and is set to sign a professional contract when he turns 17 in January.
Mejbri uploaded a picture on his Instagram page with his name on the back of a No.7 United top, which suggests it could be the number he wears for the club’s Under-18s during the current campaign.
The midfielder will be hopeful of first-team opportunities under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the future.
Solskjaer has put his faith in youth since replacing Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford hotseat in December.
The Norwegian brought in Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, both 21, for a combined total of £68million earlier this summer.
And he has confirmed 17-year-old Mason Greenwood will be involved in his plans this term following Romelu Lukaku’s departure to Inter Milan.
Discussing his trust in United’s younger players, Solskjaer said: “I believe in this way of managing this football club. I am paid to manage – and this is not just about me getting results now to help my reputation or whatever.
“It is about the club going forward in the right direction.
“If we don’t make these decisions now, they will have to be done in 12 months’ time or 18 months or 24 months – because at some point these kids will have to be a part of Man United.
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“It’s fair to say the youngsters will play. They have impressed over the last six weeks and in the months before the summer.
“That is why they went on tour and that’s why we have given them so many minutes.
“It probably isn’t fair on them to be regulars in the team, but we have also got experienced players and the youngsters will come in and give us something extra.”