After giving up the number seven shirt for Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo delivers a message to Edinson Cavani.
Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken out against Edinson Cavani, his Manchester United teammate, giving him the No. 7 shirt.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to Edinson Cavani’s thoughtful donation of the No 7 shirt to the returning Manchester United icon.
Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford was sealed on Tuesday night with the signing of a two-year contract with a third-year option.
After a three-year stint with Italian giants Juventus in Turin, the Portuguese returns to Manchester after a 12-year absence.
However, when the player’s presence was announced, the Red Devils were unwilling to reveal which shirt number the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would wear, despite Cavani’s possession of the No 7 jersey at the time.
“Manchester United can announce that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the famous no.7 shirt after returning to Old Trafford,” United said in a statement on Thursday night.
“The renowned shirt number was famously worn by the Portuguese superstar during his first stay at United, and we can now confirm that Ronaldo will wear it once more.
“Ronaldo takes over the number from Edinson Cavani, who wore it last season and in our away triumph at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
El Matador will switch to No 21, the same number that our prolific scorer wears for the Uruguayan national team, because our new addition has been assigned No 7.
And Ronaldo expressed his thanks for Uruguayan midfielder Cavani’s willingness to give up his shirt number for him.
“I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get the number seven shirt again,” he explained. I’d want to express my gratitude to Edi for this wonderful gesture.”
United hope that the 36-year-old Portugal captain will be able to make his second appearance for the club against Newcastle United at Old Trafford next Saturday.
Between 2003 and 2009, he spent six seasons as United’s No. 7 and won nine titles throughout his remarkable tenure with the club.
He won three Premier League titles and the Champions League, as well as his first Ballon d’Or in 2009, while playing for Sir Alex Ferguson.
In 292 games, Ronaldo scored 118 goals and provided 69 assists, giving him a total of 674 goals and 229 assists in 895 games with Sporting Lisbon, United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
With “Brinkwire Summary News,” Ronaldo became the men’s all-time best goalscorer at the international level.