Very nice gesture from Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan international has agreed to give up his number 7 to Cristiano Ronaldo freshly recruited by Manchester United, while he will recover the number 21, which he wears with his selection. An initiative that did not fail to react the Portuguese star.
Manchester United icon Cristiano Ronaldo was finally given the legendary No.7 shirt ahead of the 2021-22 season as Edinson Cavani agreed to take the No.21 shirt, the same as his Uruguayan shirt.
Ronaldo, 36, joined United from Juventus in one of the most sensational transfers of the summer, returning to the club 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid. However, with the season already underway, Cavani retained last season’s No.7 shirt and wore it in the 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday.
𝙉𝙤𝙬 it’s official 😍
– Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 2, 2021
“I was not sure that it would be possible to have the number seven jersey again, so I would like to say a big thank you to Edi for this incredible gesture”Ronaldo said on United’s Twitter account.
𝐂𝐑𝟕 𝐱 𝐄𝐂𝟐𝟏 🔥
– Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 3, 2021
Ronaldo wore No.7 in his first stint at United, in which he made 292 appearances and scored 118 goals, helping the club to nine trophies, including three Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League.
The news of Ronaldo’s shirt number came the same day he was released from Portugal squad after receiving a one-match suspension following their 2-1 win over Ireland on Wednesday. A victory that will make him the top scorer in the history of national football, with an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.