Cristiano Ronaldo has every Manchester United shirt number open to him, as well as any deadline day signings.
Will Cristiano Ronaldo wear the No. 7 shirt for Manchester United?
Manchester United is preparing to announce Cristiano Ronaldo’s dramatic return, capping up an extraordinary transfer window for the Red Devils. The iconic forward is returning to Old Trafford 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid in a then-world-record transfer.
Adidas and Manchester United have unveiled their official 2021/22 home jersey, which features a modern take on the club’s traditional designs.
In a hefty summer splurge, the Portugal legend has joined Tom Heaton, Jadon Sancho, and Raphael Varane.
The No. 7 shirt became synonymous with Ronaldo’s first time at Old Trafford. However, Edinson Cavani now holds the number, and the conditions for a move are complex.
If targets become available before Tuesday’s 11 p.m. transfer deadline, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be able to add to his roster.
Express Sport examines the possible shirt numbers for Ronaldo and any other new additions for the 20-time Premier League champions.
After Chris Smalling’s permanent transfer to Roma in 2020, No 12 became available for the first time after the England defender had worn it since 2010.
The 30-year-old scored the winning free-kick in the 2018 World Cup semi-final for the Three Lions and assisted Luke Shaw’s goal in the Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.
With Atletico Madrid hesitant to sell, a deal for Trippier appears unlikely to be concluded in the last hours of the window. It is, nevertheless, impossible to rule out everything.
The shirt has been worn by Ben Foster and Phil Neville.
Andreas Pereira, a 25-year-old midfielder, has started his fourth loan spell away from United, freeing up No 15 for a new signing.
After it became evident that Pereira would struggle to get into Solskjaer’s midfield, he has joined Flamengo in Brazil until the end of the season.
During his nine years at the club, club legend Nemanja Vidic wore No 15, creating a brilliant connection with Rio Ferdinand.
It was also worn by Daley Blind for a season, therefore it could be a good number to give to another defensive acquisition.
Varane’s £35 million transfer fee from Real Madrid makes that appear impossible.
Although the number is not legally free, various stories have stated that it is Ronaldo’s.