Manchester United are closing in on officially unveiling Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane as their third summer signing. Now on English soil, the French World Cup winner is expected to be announced as a new Red Devil once he passes a medical. 

However, while fans wait to see their new four-time Champions League winner holding the club’s famous red shirt, preparations behind-the-scenes are already well underway with regards to what squad number the Frenchman will take on.