Cristiano Ronaldo reunites with Iconic Jersey No. 7 at Manchester United
Manchester United has confirmed that prolific Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the club’s iconic number seven shirt upon his return.
The news barely days after the former Real Madrid striker, arguably one of the greatest players of all time, became the all-time leading men’s international goalscorer with 111 goals for Portugal, after two goals against the Republic of Ireland in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifying win, surpassing the record previously held by Ali Daei, who scored 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006.
The 36-year-old takes the number, which he wore in his first stint at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009, from Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who gave up the number and will now wear number 21, a gesture the Portuguese were quite grateful to his Uruguayan counterpart for.
Ronaldo is expected to begin training with the Red Devils when he has completed five days isolation, after he was released from international duty by Portugal on Thursday, and could make his second debut for the Red Devils against Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday, 11 September.