Martial was hurt by losing United No. 9 shirt, says agent

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Anthony Martial was "hurt" by Manchester United handing Zlatan Ibrahimovic his number-nine jersey, the striker's agent has claimed.

Martial was handed the coveted shirt number upon his arrival from Monaco in 2015, but had to settle for No.11 instead when Ibrahimovic joined from Paris Saint-Germain.

"I am not going to lie about it, it hurt him when Manchester United took the number nine jersey off him. He was surprised by it and he was disappointed for a few days," Martial's advisor Philippe Lamboley said.

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