After an emotional return to Old Trafford, Manchester United have confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic No. 7 jersey.
Edinson Cavani, who wore the shirt last season, will now take over the No 21 shirt left vacant by Dan James, who joined Leeds in a £30 million deal last week.
After being granted permission by the Premier League, the club confirmed the striker’s return to his old shirt number.
𝙉𝙤𝙬 it's official 😍
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 2, 2021
On Tuesday, August 31, Ronaldo’s return was finally confirmed, with the Portugal star completing his dramatic move from Juventus and becoming a United player for the second time in his career.
The No. 7 shirt has a long history at Old Trafford, having been worn by legends such as George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, and David Beckham.