Which legendary no.7 leads in this online poll?
Manchester United fans have been voting for their favourite number 7 between two club legends – Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo – in an online poll on the Daily Mirror.
The two Old Trafford heroes made huge contributions to their club’s success, both working under Sir Alex Ferguson to establish themselves as world class performers and big-game players who delivered and led the club to a host of major trophies.
In an in-depth piece, the two players have been compared with a number of interesting statistics highlighing their importance to United, and it looks as though Ronaldo is edging it for Red Devils supporters at the moment.
The Portuguese international, who left United for Real Madrid in an £80m move in 2009, has 56 per cent of the vote at the moment, while the former French forward is narrowly behind on 44 per cent.
It is hard to compare two different kinds of player playing in very different eras, but there’s no doubt Cantona and Ronaldo are among the very finest to ever play in England.
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