Manchester United have revealed Cristiano Ronaldo’s squad number on his return to the club.
Ronaldo’s transfer to United was confirmed on the day of the transfer deadline after a transfer fee was previously agreed with Juventus.
However, United have kept fans waiting for his squad number to be confirmed by dropping pictures of his name on the shirt and not showing the number.
Now the club has confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo’s number for the 2021/22 season and beyond.
Ronaldo wears 7
Ronaldo will wear his iconic number 7 shirt, which he wore for the club between 2003 and 2009.
The club have confirmed that Edinson Cavani will switch to the number 21 shirt.
21 was vacated by Dan James after his sale to Leeds on the day of the transfer deadline and it is the number Cavani has worn for Uruguay for the past 10 years.
United are looking to postpone jersey sales and no longer wanted to indulge in this announcement.
The club had to get special permission from the Premier League to make the move as Cavani wore 7 for United against Wolves last weekend.
Ronaldo thanked Cavani for being ready to give up number 7.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: One of the greatest of all time
- Ronaldo signed with Manchester United in 2003
United paid just £ 12m to sign Ronaldo from Sporting. He scored 118 goals for United and won the Premier League title three times.
- A five-time Champions League winner
Ronaldo won the Champions League for Manchester United in 2008. He then won the trophy four more times with Real Madrid.
- Goal-hungry superstar
Ronaldo once scored 42 goals in one season at United, a number he surpassed at Real Madrid. He once scored 61 goals in a single season for Real and 60 in another. In his last three years at Juventus alone, he scored 101 goals.
- International star
Ronaldo broke the all-time international goalscorer record in 2021 and is the most productive player of all time for his country.
- Multiple Ballon d’Or winner
Ronaldo has now won the Ballon d’Or Award five times and finished second six times.
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