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Confirmed: Ronaldo To Wear Shirt Number 7 Again After Return To Manchester United

It is now old news that Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo returned to play for his former English Premier League club Manchester United after leaving Juventus in Italian Serie A

The Red Devils reached an agreement with Juventus to re-sign Ronaldo the club and announced on Friday evening the 27th of August.

“Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical,” a club statement read.

Reports indicate that Man United reportedly submitted a €25m (£21.3m) bid to Juventus on Friday 27th August and offered the Portugal captain a two-year contract

Meanwhile, after it was confirmed that the 36-year-old who will play as a Central Striker, controversy arose over which shirt number he is going to wear.

It should be remembered that while at United (2003 to 2009)  Ronaldo wore shirt number 7 and there have been concerns that he might not be able to wear it again basing on the fact that Edinson Cavani has been the one wearing it since last season.

However, after Daniel James left the club for Leads United, Premier League gave Manchester United a green light for Cavani to take James’ vacant shirt number 21 and Ronaldo reclaims shirt number 7.

“The Portuguese superstar famously wore the legendary shirt number during his first spell with the club and we can confirm that Cristiano will have it on his back once again.” Read a statement on United’s official website in part

Ronaldo who thought it wasn’t going to be possible for him to wear shirt number 7 again, thanked Cavani for his gesture.

“I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to have the number seven shirt again. So I would like to say a huge thank you to Edi (Cavani) for this incredible gesture.” Said Ronaldo    

Meanwhile, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has so far won over 30 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain, and Italy, and the European Championship for his native Portugal.

In his first spell for Manchester United, Cristiano scored 118 goals in 292 games and returns after 12 years in a sensational move that even caused the Manchester United website to crash due to heavy traffic.

Ronaldo first appearance will be on 11th September when the Red Devil’s host Newcastle in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

 

 

 

 

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