Because of Man United’s deadline-day preparations, Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt number was chosen.


Because of Man United’s deadline-day preparations, Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt number was chosen.

Man United are said to have decided on Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt number.

According to rumours, Manchester United has found a means to give Cristiano Ronaldo his legendary No 7 shirt. The shirt is currently worn by Edinson Cavani, however the club is rumored to be able to seek special permission from the Premier League to change it.

The Red Devils announced on Friday that they had reached an agreement with Juventus for the sensational return of famous forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who had decided to quit the club.

The only thing left to complete the deal, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is for the papers to be completed, completing Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford 12 years after he left for Real Madrid.

The question of whether Ronaldo would be able to wear his legendary No. 7 shirt arose quickly.

Sir Alex Ferguson assigned the number to the 36-year-old, and he went on to join a long line of superstars who had worn it. Former Manchester United No 7s include George Best, Eric Cantona, and David Beckham.

After one season as No 9, Ronaldo switched to No 7 at Real Madrid. He then went on to Juventus and wore the same number for the Portugal national team.

There was some misunderstanding about how Cavani would be able to hand over the shirt if the Uruguayan agreed to the swap, but French writer Tanguy Le Seviller reports that it is now possible.

When Daniel James’ move to Leeds United is completed, he claims Cavani will take the number 21 shirt. According to the Guardian, the Wales international is in early talks with the Lilywhites about a permanent agreement.

Cavani, who has worn number 21 for Uruguay, will take over from James, allowing Ronaldo to wear number 7, according to Le Seviller.

It will most likely put an end to speculation about the number Ronaldo would wear at the club, albeit a story recounted by the Portuguese has sparked conjecture that he may choose for a more sentimental number.

Ronaldo has previously stated that when he first joined the club in 2003, he desired to wear the number 28.

Ferguson instead gave him the No 7 used by Best, Cantona, and Beckham when he was a teenager at Sporting Lisbon.

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