Manchester United hand Cristiano Ronaldo iconic No. 7 shirt

Jan Aage Fjortoft praises Christiano Ronaldo for his heroics in getting Portugal victory with two goals against Ireland. (1:02).
Manchester United has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will be wearing the No. After he returned from Juventus, he will wear the No. 7 shirt.

After confirming an agreement with Ronaldo on Friday, Old Trafford announced that Ronaldo had signed officially on Monday.

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On Thursday, just moments after sharing a teaser video of Ronaldo wearing a United shirt, the club announced that he would be sporting the No. The shirt, which has become part his CR7 brand, was the one he wore during his first stint at the club.

Edinson Cavani was initially given the No. The campaign's No. 7 shirt was given to Edinson Cavani at the beginning of the campaign. He had worn it last season and he appeared in Sunday’s win over Wolverhampton Wanderers wearing it.

United announced that Cavani will be taking the No. Cavani will wear the No. 21 shirt, which Daniel James left to Leeds United.

United shared a tweet that featured Ronaldo and Cavani posing arm-in-arm in a match. It also included the words "mark the man" as well as a statement from Portugal captain. The tweet read: "I wasn’t sure if the No. 7 shirt, so I want to thank Edi for this amazing gesture."

Ronaldo, who had just left United, spent a season at Real Madrid's No. 9 and club legend Raul Gonzaga kept the No. 7 in his last season. Ronaldo has worn the No. 7 since then. 7 at Madrid, then at Juventus, and also for Portugal.

The No. 7 shirt is a symbol of United. It has been worn by Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. The No. 7 shirt is a symbol of United's iconic status, having been worn previously by Bryan Robson and Eric Cantona, as well as David Beckham.

The players who wore the No. 1 jersey have struggled to live upto expectations since Ronaldo's departure in 2009. Michael Owen wore the No. When he arrived in that summer, Michael Owen wore the No. 7 shirt for three years.

Antonio Valencia received it in 2012 to run a campaign, but he reclaimed the No. 25 after a decline in form.

United entered the 2013-14 season with no No. The shirt was worn by 7 players before Angel Di Maria, but Di Maria moved to Paris Saint-Germain 12 months later. It was then given to Alexis Sanchez and Memphis Depay before Cavani finally took it in 2020.