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Cristiano Ronaldo snatches number 7 from Cavani at Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo snatches number 7 from Cavani at Manchester United

Manchester United announced on Thursday that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear number 7 on his shirt, his emblematic number, in his new stage at the club, while Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, who wore it until now, will wear number 21.
“Manchester United can confirm that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the shirt with the iconic number 7 for his return to Old Trafford,” wrote the club, which on Friday last week closed the incorporation of the Portuguese attacker, who had been at Juventus since 2018 .
“In his six seasons at the club, between 2003 and 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo played 292 games and scored 118 goals, achieving nine trophies, including three English champion titles and the Champions League (in 2008),” United recalled. in your statement.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, stayed in that first stage with the number 7 that David Beckham left vacant and that in the past was worn by club legends such as George Best, Bryan Robson or Eric Cantona.
The decision to allow the Portuguese star to wear the number 7 also responds to a marketing need, since ‘CR7’ has become a brand with international impact.
The holder so far of this number 7 at Manchester United was Cavani, who wore it for the last time last weekend against Wolverhampton.
The ‘Matador’ will now wear number 21, as in his selection, the ‘Red Devils’ specified.
The great debut of Cristiano Ronaldo in this new stage with United could take place on September 11th on the occasion of the match against Newcastle, on the 4th day of the Premier League.
The five-time Ballon d’Or scored a double on Wednesday as Portugal beat Ireland 2-1 in agony in the World Cup-2022 qualifying round.
It was his 110th and 111th goals for Portugal, setting a new record for the number of goals for a national team, leaving behind the record he shared with Iranian Ali Daei.
Cristiano Ronaldo was released this Thursday by his team and left the concentration. He will not play the friendly on Saturday in Hungary against Qatar or the match in Azerbaijan on Tuesday, in the World Cup qualifiers. In that meeting in Baku he could not play as he had to serve a suspension game. (AFP)

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