WOUT WEGHORST’S new Manchester United shirt number has reportedly been “leaked”.
Weghorst had been on loan at Besiktas for the season, but United forked out £2.5million in compensation to the Turkish club to cut the move short.
United will also pay Burnley around £2.6m to take him on loan.
The 30-year-old could make his United debut in Wednesday’s trip to Crystal Palace.
And now the shirt number he could be wearing may have been revealed early.
Dutch commentator Robert Claus was also at the Manchester derby.
While he was at Old Trafford, he spotted Weghorst on the pitch and snapped a photograph of him wearing a United shirt.
And on the back was the No.27.
That jersey was allocated to full-back Alex Telles at the start of the season.
However, he has now joined Sevilla on loan, vacating the number.
Meanwhile, boss Erik ten Hag has explained why he wanted to get Weghorst to United.
He said: “He is adding a type of striker we don’t have in this moment and I’ve known him for a long time and I’ve followed him through the leagues.
“He’s a goalscorer definitely but also a type who will work for the team, who is a really good pressing player in defending, so he can contribute [there] as well.”
The United boss went on to say that Weghorst will surprise fans with his counter-attacking speed – despite his 6ft 6in frame.
Ten Hag continued: “He’s a box player who can also play counter-attack, you won’t expect it always when you see his profile but he’s a really good counter player.
“I’ve seen many goals, especially in the Bundesliga where they play a lot of counter there, and he was really effective.”