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Man Utd hand Nathan Bishop shirt number - and instant promotion

Manchester United have handed new signing Nathan Bishop his official shirt number.

United have handed former Southend No1 Bishop the No30 shirt - meaning he replaces Lee Grant as third-choice keeper.

Bishop was included as one of five keepers available in United's Europa League squad list.

He joins No1 David De Gea and back ups Sergio Romero, Lee Grant and Matej Kovar.

The number players wear on their shirt in training now corresponds to their actual squad number, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Bishop has been bumped up after boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed last week that Grant, 37, will have surgery on an unspecified injury and be out for up to three months.

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