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Edinson Cavani Has One Request Of Manchester United Fans Following Cristiano Ronaldo's Return

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Edinson Cavani Has One Request Of Manchester United Fans Following Cristiano Ronaldo's Return

Edinson Cavani has had to change his squad number this season at Manchester United because of Cristiano Ronaldo's return, and now he's asked the fans to give him one change.

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Ronaldo's return has been much trumpeted by fans, and many pundits alike, but the person it's all affected most is fellow United forward Cavani.

The Uruguayan agreed to stay on at United this season, after speculation he would head back to South America, and would have expected to be the main man upfront, before Ronaldo was signed late in the transfer window.

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Cavani then gave up the number seven shirt and took the number 21, that had been vacated by Daniel James, in order for United's new signing to take his famed number back.

Now the former PSG man wants the fans to do him a favour in return, and has asked them to revert to his original song now he's not the number seven.

"The fans have now come up with a second song, which is a lot more difficult to sing than the previous one," the 34-year-old said of the chants made up by fans to MUTV.

"I could follow the first one: ‘Give it, give it, give it to Edi Cavani…’. It was easier to follow, and I could sing along to it in places!

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"This second one, which is also really cool and really good too, and right here let me take a moment to thank all the United fans for their warmth and affection, this second song is much more difficult to sing!"

Cavani wore number seven against Wolves but is now number 21. Image: PA Images
Cavani wore number seven against Wolves but is now number 21. Image: PA Images

The 34-year-old hasn't played in front of fans at Old Trafford much at all, although he did score a cracker against Fulham at the end of last season.

At first they sang "Give it, give it, give it to Edi Cavani, pass him the ball and watch him score all the goals," to the tune of Abba's Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie.

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Now though, the fans have added a new chant, to the tune of 'So High' by German hip-hop duo SXTN, which goes, "I am in love, I can’t deny; Our number seven is the king of Uruguay.

"El Matador, who could that be? His first name’s Edinson, his second’s Cavani…"

Fans showing off their Ronaldo 7 shirts. Image: PA Images
Fans showing off their Ronaldo 7 shirts. Image: PA Images

As well as the player saying it's a more complicated song, it's no longer relevant with him not wearing number seven any more and 21 wouldn't fit into the song as well.

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United fans will just hope they have as many reasons as possible to sing about Cavani, no matter which tune it is.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Premier League, Manchester United, Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo

Ryan Sidle
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