Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the number seven shirt at Manchester United after Edinson Cavani handed the number to the Portuguese superstar.
The Uruguayan arrived at Old Trafford last summer for free. The move spitted opinions among the fans, however, his impact on the pitch has wiped out any doubts and the 34-year-old was awarded a new one-year contract extension towards the back end of the last season.
However, following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, the future of Cavani has become a point of uncertainty. On top of that, the former Paris Saint-Germain man was the owner of the number seven shirt at the Old Trafford and it would have been hard to believe the Portuguese superstar would wear any other number than that.
Ronaldo will wear the number 7 shirt after Cavani handed the number to the Portuguese superstar:
The Uruguayan international has always shown acts of kindness throughout his career. And during his time at PSG, he even played on the wing as Zlatan Ibrahimovic played through the middle. The 34-year-old had to give up the penalties since the arrival of Neymar at the French capital.
However, handing Ronaldo the number seven shirt wasn’t as straightforward as it looks. The deadline for submitting the squad numbers had passed and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had to ask special permission from the Premier League to grant this switch.
Following the departure of Daniel James, the number 21 became available, which is the number the Uruguayan wear during his international duties. So, without making any problems the 34-year-old gave Ronaldo the number seven shirt after understanding the emotion and the tradition of the club.
Meanwhile, after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, it will be interesting to see how Solskjaer can keep all of his star forwards happy. The Red Devils are currently stacked in that department and it will be hard for the Norwegian to give all of them game time as Solskjaer does not like to rotate his side.
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