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Manchester United assigned Ronaldo his iconic number 7

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Manchester United assigned Ronaldo his iconic number 7

Manchester United assigned Ronaldo his iconic number 7

Cristiano Ronaldo is renowned with ‘CR7’ which is derived from his name initials and number he has always played football in since joining Manchester United in 2003. Now after returning from Juventus, Manchester United hand Ronaldo his iconic number 7 shirt for the season 2021-22 season.

In a recent match, the Portuguese forward broke Ali Daei’s long-standing international goal record with a double against the Republic of Ireland in World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday. And at the end of the transfer window, Ronaldo rejoined United in a sensational football transfer. The club has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the number seven shirt for The Red Devils in the 2021-22 season

During his first spell at Old Trafford which ended in 2009, the 36-year-old wore Manchester United’s iconic number seven. When he joined Real Madrid he wore the number nine jersey before switching to the number seven jersey when club legend Raul left for Schalke in 2010.

Since then, Ronaldo has worn the number seven for Real Madrid, Juventus, and Portugal in every season. However, on his return to Manchester United, there was some doubt about whether he would be able to wear the number seven shirt as United had already announced their squad numbers for the upcoming season.

Edinson Cavani previously wore the number, and the Uruguayan forward made his season debut against Wolves last week. However, despite reports that United would seek special permission from the Premier League to change their squad numbers, Ronaldo has now been given the famous number previously worn by greats such as George Best, Eric Cantona, and David Beckham, the club confirmed.

In return, Cavani has accepted Daniel James’ number 21 shirt, which he vacated when he moved to Leeds United on Tuesday. Since 2010-11, James has worn the number 21 shirt for Uruguay.

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