Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Manchester a global superstar who has won the Ballon d’Or five times, as well as dozens of trophies including league titles and multiple Champions Leagues.When the Portugal star left United, he wore the No.7 shirt and many tried, and failed, to live up to his name and impact.
That shirt number is currently held by Edinson Cavani, who fared better than some of his predecessors while wearing the number, netting 17 goals last season.But Ronaldo and No.7 is an iconic match and one he would no doubt like to resume at United.
Premier League rules state that a player must wear the same shirt number for the whole season.The Mirror report the club have asked for special dispensation so Ronaldo could make the switch, with Cavani likely to take the No.21 shirt if and when Daniel James joins Leeds.Cavani wears that number for Uruguay, but has not done at club level, but it could be a way to appease all parties.
However, on the current situation, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano said on Tuesday: “Manchester United are on the same position since days. Edinson Cavani is part of the project and, if nothing crazy happens, he’s expected to stay.”