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Cavani Surrenders Man United’s Iconic No. 7 Shirt To Ronaldo

Cavani Surrenders Man United’s Iconic No. 7 Shirt To Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has taken over Manchester United’s famous number seven shirt from Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani.

United announced the number swap in a statement on their official website on Thursday.

“Manchester United can confirm that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic no.7 shirt after returning to Old Trafford,” United announced.

“The Portuguese superstar famously wore the legendary shirt number during his first spell with the club and we can confirm that Cristiano will have it on his back once again.

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“In his first six seasons at the club, between 2003 and 2009, Ronaldo made 292 appearances and scored 118 goals, winning nine trophies including three Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League.

“As we all know, the no.7 is a special shirt in the history of United.

“It has previously been worn by club icons like George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. Now, it returns to the man who succeeded Beckham in it, Ronaldo.

“Ronaldo inherits the number from Edinson Cavani, who wore the shirt last season and in our away win at Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

“As our new signing is allocated no.7, El Matador will switch to no.21, the same number our prolific striker wears for the Uruguayan national team.

“United’s first fixture after the international break, in which Ronaldo could make his second debut, is at home to Newcastle United on Saturday 11 September.

“We’re all excited to see our returning no.7 in action at the Theatre of Dreams again.”

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  • Tunsak 3 years ago

    This is the difference between CR7 and Messi. CR7 centres everything around himself while Messi is a better team player. The same offer was made by Neymar to Messi when he resumed @ PSG for him to take the No 10 jersey which he refused considering the team’s health.

    • Austin Mordi 3 years ago

      CR7 is a big registered brand that is involved in a lot of businesses and the living image of that brand is Christiano Ronaldo himself in a N0 7 Jersey,trust me that must have been a very prominent part of the contract negotiations. This situation is totally different from Messi and the N0 10 Jersey, its purely emotional, there’s no big brand known as Messi 10 or LM10 therefore he can choose to wear any number.

  • This is real silliness. Believe you me.

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