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Major Edinson Cavani Update Means Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United Number Has Been Decided

Daniel Marland

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Major Edinson Cavani Update Means Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United Number Has Been Decided

Manchester United fans have been provided a major update regarding Cristiano Ronaldo being given the number seven shirt.

His trademark number seven shirt is currently occupied by veteran striker Edinson Cavani and many have wondered if he'd be giving it up.

Jonathan Shrager has since revealed Cavani will be keeping the number seven shirt he made his own last season.


The Uruguay international arrived as a free agent on deadline day and many were unsure if he'd be up to scratch.

His final few months at Paris Saint-Germain were spent on the bench and he didn't play a competitive game for seven months.

Cavani immediately connected with United fans however and he scored 17 goals in 35 appearances.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

It means Ronaldo could now take the number 28 shirt, what he requested when he first arrived at Old Trafford in 2003.

He was denied that however and given the number seven after David Beckham's move to Real Madrid.

Ronaldo has since worn the number seven every season bar one, when he wore the number nine at Real Madrid.

He then took the seven following club legend Raul's departure.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

United have kept tight-lipped regarding the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's number and didn't hint at it in their official statement.

It read: "Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.

"Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester."

It looked like Ronaldo was ready to join bitter rivals Manchester City earlier on Friday.

United stepped in however and once Ronaldo knew of their interest, he wasn't changing his mind.

He becomes their fourth signing of the summer after Tom Heaton, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

It's likely his second debut will come against Newcastle United on September 11.

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

Daniel Marland
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