Manchester United’s Boot Verhost (30) has revealed a behind-the-scenes story about his number.
Manchester United officially announced on the club’s website on the 14th (Korean time) that “Verhost has joined the club on loan until June 2023.”
Manchester United needed reinforcements after the contract termination of Cristiano Ronaldo, who was in charge of the front line, midway through the season. In response, the 2m tall striker Berhost was brought in on loan and the urgent fire was extinguished. Verhost has 45 goals and 13 assists at AZ Alkmaar (2016-2018), 70 goals and 22 assists at VfL Wolfsburg (2018-2022), 2 goals and 3 assists at Burnley FC (2022), Besiktas JK (2022-2023 loan) Scored 9 goals and 4 assists. 메이저놀이터
Verhost said: “I am honored to join Manchester United. I have played against them in the past. And now, to wear the famous red jersey is a fantastic feeling. I promise to give my all as long as I am here.” said.
Verhost’s uniform number, which was later revealed, was number 27. Number 27 was originally worn by Alex Teles, but it was vacant because he moved on loan to Seville this season.
And on the 17th, Verhost revealed the reason for choosing number 27 through the official website of Manchester United. “I looked for vacant or available shirt numbers. I chose number 27, because 2+7 equals 9, the striker’s number,” explained Verhost.
And informed that he would contact Teles. “I heard that number 27 was Teles’ number,” Verhost said. “I had to ask if it was okay for me to wear the number 27. And it was conceded without any problems. Thanks to Telles.”
During his career, Verhost mostly wore the number 9 (Alkmaar, Wolfsburg, Burnley, etc.). It was 10 times in Besiktas, where he had been involved until recently. However, he was to be avoided as Manchester United’s Antoni Marcial occupied number 9. And he chose number 27 to mean ‘2 + 7 = 9’.
Meanwhile, Verhost is normally participating in team training and is expected to make his first sortie on the 19th away from Crystal Palace.