The former Juventus and Real Madrid forward will receive his favourite number in the back of his jersey. Manchester United confirmed on Friday 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 in England. Now he will have it on his back once again. 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.
The no.7 is a very special shirt in the history of Manchester 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, Cristiano Ronaldo.
As Cristiano Ronaldo is allocated the no. 7; El Matador will switch to no.21. Moreover, Cavani wears the same number for the Uruguayan national team. Ronaldo could make his second debut in United’s first fixture after the international break. The Red Devils will be at home to Newcastle United on Saturday 11 September.