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The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has signed a two-year contract with United and is once again wearing the No.7 on his back, with Edinson Cavani moving to the No.21.
United have paid at least £12.9 million to bring Ronaldo back to the place where he developed into a world star and enjoyed six glorious years between 2003 and 2009.
Ronaldo is set to earn £20 million in wages and will be the club's highest-paid player.
But United are already reaping the rewards of the huge deal for the 36-year-old. In addition to their incredible social media impressions, Ronaldo is responsible for the fastest-selling shirt in the history of the Premier League.
🔴 Manchester United fans queuing outside Old Trafford to get their hands on their new Cristiano Ronaldo number 7 shirts! pic.twitter.com/Vr3AOStakC— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 3, 2021
Lovethesales.com have all the information on Ronaldo's United shirt sales, which has netted the club £13.1 million in revenue.
Taking data from sales figures across more than 1000 global retailers, they found that online searches for the ‘Ronaldo 7 shirt’ increased by 600% and as a result a quarter of official kit merchandisers have currently sold out - or are close to - selling out of Manchester United shirts.
Demand for Lionel Messi's Paris Saint-Germain shirt have also been monumental, but it's said that almost twice as many Ronaldo shirts have been bought.
“We are tracking record breaking sales of ‘Ronaldo 7’ kits across online retailers, to the point where demand is now outweighing supply," retail expert Stuart McClure said.
"Online searches for the ‘Ronaldo 7’ shirt have increased by over 600%, compared to last summer. This is proving to be the signing of the summer for Manchester United. Not only has Ronaldo smashed the record for the fastest selling shirt in Premier League history but has netted Man United £13.1m in shirt sale revenue.”
CR7 is in line to make his second United debut in Saturday's visit of Newcastle at 3pm.
Because of the blackout rule, the game is not being shown live on TV in the United Kingdom and so some tickets for the fixture have been going for as much as £2500 on some resale websites.
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