Ronaldos shirt number has been confirmed. The famous shirt number 7 was ever going to get given back to Ronaldo on his return to Manchester United. I don't think Cavani was seriously in the running to keep hold of it. It's been confirmed by Manchester United official press team anyway with Cavani being handed number 21.
Here's the full press release below
CONFIRMED: RONALDO'S SHIRT NUMBER
Manchester United can confirm that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic no.7 shirt after returning to Old Trafford. 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. Fans can order the new Ronaldo no.7 shirts now from United Direct.
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.
So, there you have it! The famous number 7.
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