We can confirm that Casemiro will wear the no.18 shirt for Manchester United, following the completion of his transfer from Real Madrid.
The Brazilian’s arrival was confirmed on Monday night and he was swiftly unveiled in front of a raucous crowd at Old Trafford ahead of the 2-1 Premier League win over Liverpool.
On Thursday, the five-time Champions League winner trained with his new team-mates for the first time and he is notably available for Saturday’s match against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.
There has been plenty of speculation around which number Casemiro will wear for United, but the debate is now over and fans can look forward to seeing him in the no.18 shirt this season.
Supporters must wait to see him in red, however, because the players are set to wear our green third kit in Saturday’s 12:30 BST kick-off on the south coast.