Manchester United confirms Cristiano Ronaldo jersey number

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Manchester United have officially confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will be wearing his iconic number 7 at the back this season. As United announced the signing of the Portuguese star the most engaging topic came of what will be his jersey number. As Ronaldo’s know number 7 was worn by Edison Cavani in United. But on Thursday the red devils revealed that Cavani has given his number 7 jersey to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Giving up the number 7, Cavani has taken up the number 21 which he also wears for his national team. Earlier the 21 was reserved for Daniel James in the United team. But the forward has left the club this summer with a 25 million move to Leeds United. Hence the number was vacant and taken up by Cavani this season.

Seeing Cavani’s nice gesture Ronaldo appreciated and thanked the Uruguayan International for giving up the number 7 jersey for him. And with announcing of Ronaldo’s iconic number 7 jersey on Thursday, sales have shot up with fans buying CR7 jerseys.

And a fact to be known is that Premier League eased their rules regarding the jersey numbers for Cristiano Ronaldo. Yes, it is true that Premier League have eased upon United for allocating the number 7 jersey to the Portuguese. As because the rules specify that a player has to continue with the same jersey number allocated to him at the start of the season.

But when it is Ronaldo anything is possible as he is again back to don Manchester United’s number 7 jersey. While we may see his second debut in the United shirt on 11th September as United face Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Sir Alex Ferguson made Ronaldo the CR7 at Manchester United

A player in his teens made the deadly Manchester United dance at his feet as the red devils played a friendly against Sporting Lisbon. Speaking of the teen it is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo who shocked the United squad and their manager with his exceptional talent.  

And seeing such talent the United players convinced Sir Alex Ferguson that he should buy Ronaldo as soon as possible. Doing the same Sir Alex bought the Portuguese teen within 7 days after their friendly match against Sporting Lisbon. And upon the arrival, he was asked what jersey number he would and Ronaldo responded with 28. But it was Sir Alex who forced Cristiano Ronaldo to take the number 7 jersey.

And wearing that number in his back he scored 118 goals and won the Premier League 3 times; Champions League 1 time with many other titles with Manchester United. And it was when CR7 became a household name around the Europe.  

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