Manchester United confirm Cristiano Ronaldo WILL wear the iconic No. 7 jersey after an emotional return to Old Trafford and Edinson Cavani will switch to No. 21
Manchester United have confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic No. 7 jersey after an emotional return to Old Trafford.
Striker Edinson Cavani, who wore the shirt last season and Sunday in the 1-0 away win over Wolves, switches to the number 21.
Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford was finally confirmed on Tuesday, with the Portuguese star completing his dramatic move from Juventus and becoming a United player for the second time in his career.
Manchester United have confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic number 7 shirt
The No 7 shirt has a rich history at Old Trafford after previously worn by icons such as George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham.
The Portuguese superstar wore the legendary jersey number during his first stint with United between 2003 and 2009.
In his first six seasons with the club, Ronaldo made 292 appearances and scored 118 goals, winning nine trophies, including three Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League.
United have spent £12.9m on the 36-year-old with £6.9m to follow in add-ons
United have spent £12.9m on the 36-year-old with £6.9m to follow in add-ons.
Ronaldo has signed a two-year contract with an option for another year after passing a medical exam in Lisbon last weekend.
He could play for United until the age of 39.
Ronaldo wore the legendary jersey number during his first period between 2003 and 2009