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Romelu Lukaku to wear No. 9 shirt at United with Ibrahimovic's permission

Romelu Lukaku has revealed he asked Zlatan Ibrahimovic's permission before requesting to wear Manchester United's No.9.

Lukaku, 24, sealed his move to Old Trafford on Monday after United reached a £75 million agreement with Everton last week.

He wore No. 10 at Goodison Park, where he scored 71 goals in 133 games after signing permanently from Chelsea in 2014.

The Belgium international will take No.9 at United -- but only after Ibrahimovic, who will undergo his rehabilitation from a knee injury at Carrington despite not having a contract, said he could.

"Strikers play with No. 9. It's a nice number, and I asked the permission of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. I want to thank him, as well, for allowing me to wear that number."

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