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BREAKING: Man Utd confirms Ronaldo’s shirt number, reveals Cavani’s new number

Manchester United has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic no.7 shirt after returning to Old Trafford.

Ronaldo famously wore the legendary shirt number during his first spell at United and the elite Premier League club has now confirmed that the Portuguese superstar will have it on his back once again.

A message on the club’s website said Ronaldo made 292 appearances and scored 118 goals, winning nine trophies including three Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League in his first six seasons at the club, between 2003 and 2009,

“As we all know, the no. 7 is a special number in the history of United.

“It has previously been worn by club icons like George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham. Now, it returns to the man who succeeded Beckham in it, Ronaldo.

“Ronaldo inherits the number from Edinson Cavani, who wore the shirt last season and in our away win at Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

“As our new signing is allocated no.7, El Matador will switch to no.21, the same number our prolific striker wears for the Uruguayan national team.

“United’s first fixture after the international break, in which Ronaldo could make his return to Old Trafford, is at home to Newcastle United on Saturday 11 September.

“We are all excited to see our returning no. 7 in action at the Theatre of Dreams once again,” the club further stated on its website.