Ronaldo’s official return to Old Trafford was confirmed Tuesday night by a contract for two years that also includes the option of a third.
After a period of three years in Turin, Italy with the giants Juventus for 12 years, the Portuguese returns to Manchester.
The Red Devils couldn’t reveal the shirt that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would wear, so Cavani was the current owner of No 7.
A United statement was read out on Thursday night, “Manchester United confirms that Cristiano Ronaldo will be wearing the legendary no.7 shirt upon his return to Old Trafford.”
The legendary shirt number was worn by the Portuguese star Ronaldo during United’s first spell. We can confirm now that Ronaldo will wear it again.
Ronaldo will inherit the number from Edinson Cavi, who wore it last season in the away victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
El Matador, our new signing will be assigned No 7 and El Matador will move to No 21. This is the number that our striking star wears when he plays for the Uruguayan National Team.
Ronaldo thanked Uruguayan centre forward Cavani for giving up his shirt to him.
He stated that he wasn’t certain if it was possible to get the number 7 shirt back. Edi, I want to thank you for your incredible gesture.
United are hopeful that Portugal’s captain, aged 36, can make his second appearance for the club in the match against Newcastle, which will take place at Old Trafford on Saturday, April 11.
In his six-year tenure as United’s No 7, the forward won nine trophies during an impressive spell at the club.
He won three Premier League titles as well as the Champions League. In 2009, he was also awarded his first Ballon d’Or by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ronaldo was a goal scorer with 118 goals, and he also had 69 assists in 292 matches. He has 674 goals, 229 assists, and 895 games in his career at Sporting Lisbon and Real Madrid.
Ronaldo, who scored 110th and 111th Portugal goals Wednesday night on Wednesday night, became the international men’s top goal scorer.
In a thrilling World Cup qualifier against Ireland, he scored two headers at the Estadio Algarve.
He was two goals ahead of Iran legend Ali Daei who had a record of 109 goals Ronaldo at Euro 2020 this summer.
Portugal has since released Ronaldo early from international duty after he was given a yellow card for celebrating the late goal against Ireland.
He took off his shirt to celebrate the completion of the second late brace and was warned by the referee. This means that he will be unable to play against Azerbaijan because of a suspension for one match.
Portugal faced Qatar in friendly but Ronaldo, who was not likely to feature anyway, could return to England earlier than expected. However, he still has to go through a quarantine period to ensure he is fully vaccinated.
Publiated at Thu, 2 Sep 2021 18:58:12 +0000