Manchester United make decision on Edinson Cavani’s number 7 after Cristiano Ronaldo arrival

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Edinson Cavani is reportedly set to keep the number 7 shirt at Manchester United, despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s impending arrival.

Cavani was an influential figure in the Manchester United squad towards the end of last term. He scored several important goals in a late-season flurry which reaffirmed his status as a world-class goal-scorer.

However, he’s no Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester United have struck a deal with Juventus to sign Ronaldo, subject to the formalities being completed, as they revealed in an official statement on on Friday.

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With Ronaldo having worn the number 7 during his first stint at Man United, as well as at Real Madrid and Juventus, his ‘CR7’ brand has become world renowned.

You could be forgiven for thinking he’d come in and take the 7 shirt off of Cavani.

However, according to Jonathan Shrager, he won’t be. Cavani will be keeping his current squad number, with Ronaldo left to find another one.

You have to imagine Jadon Sancho will have had one eye on that number 7 shirt after his arrival at Man United. There is clearly no intention to take it away from Cavani.

The Uruguayan’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season. Assuming he won’t be extending beyond that point, it’ll be down to Sancho and Ronaldo to decide between themselves who inherits it.

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  1. I prefer that no. To CR7 but that can’t happened. So let him collect 28. Welcome back to us home.

  2. From now as all of us know the Christiano Ronaldo since he was in united from 2003 to 2009 he was known as CR7,so as Cavani is leaving this summer,the shirt must to be given to Ronaldo.

  3. Cavani is important player for utd.cr7 should look for another number to wear,still yet cavani can wear no9

  4. Man U should negotiate with the EPL authority regarding the number 7 jersey to hand over it CR7. As the universe knows well that CR7 will play a few years more. For that, he should not be dishonored by any authority as he is the GREATEST (GOAT) and undoubtedly no 1 footballer in the world and of another universe.

  5. Why Are you Manchester United Fan So Quack, He Should Respect Cavani Jersey Like Messi And Neymar Even after being Offered, You can’t eat that Jersey 7 number…so ,stop misleading Ronaldo for the same Jerseys…Maybe After 2 to 4 years He’s Retiring and another youngster will take it Over…So you better finalize another Digit without bringing Authorities, That’s Childish..Big up Manu Fans..

  6. CR7 is best man at all so there is no need to delay to give him back #7. He deserves to be given that #.

  7. Cavani wear number 21 for his country side, so as james sold now. let him swap to that 21 and leaves no 7 for christiano

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