Cristiano Ronaldo has got back his favourite jersey number as Manchester United make an official announcement on Thursday.
It is all happening again! Cristiano Ronaldo has successfully secured his vintage No.7 jersey as Manchester United announced it on Thursday.
Alongside other big transfers this summer, the Portuguese megastar’s return to Old Trafford has been the most exciting news in football history.
As Cristiano awaits his “second debut”, Edinson Cavani happily handed out the number 7 shirt to his new teammate. The Uruguayan will switch to number 21 for the 2021-22 season.
“Manchester United can confirm that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic no.7 shirt after returning to Old Trafford,” the club explained in a statement published on its official website.
“The Portuguese superstar famously wore the legendary shirt number during his first spell at United and we can now confirm that Ronaldo will have it on his back once again.”
“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 number 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.”