Cristiano Ronaldo was pictured in Manchester United’s new shirt.
The pictures were released as Ronaldo scheduled his return to Old Trafford on the day of the transfer deadline.
This is a picture Manchester United fans have dreamed of since 2009 and it has finally become a reality.
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No number known yet
United have released a video clip showing what Ronaldo’s name will look like on the back of the new shirt.
However, it was very deliberate not to scan and reveal the number Ronaldo will receive.
United are hoping to give Ronaldo their iconic number 7 shirt if the Premier League allows it.
Edinson Cavani didn’t wear the shirt against Wolves until Sunday and United would need special clearance to make the move.
Cavani would most likely switch to the number 21 vacated by Dan James, a number he has worn for Uruguay for the past 10 years.
After the international break, Ronaldo is hoping for his debut. United have a home game against Newcastle on September 11th.
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 ended Euro 2020 as the joint most successful international goalscorer of all time with 109 goals.
- 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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