Cristiano Ronaldo thanks Edinson Cavani after reclaiming iconic number 7 shirt at Manchester United

Manchester United confirmed last night that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic number 7 shirt for the club again after Edinson Cavani agreed for the change.

Cavani has donned the jersey since arriving on a free transfer last summer. He had already represented the club against Wolverhampton Wanderers this term.

Despite this, the club got a special dispensation from the Premier League after the number 21 shirt was left vacant by Daniel James’ departure to Leeds United.

21 has been Cavani’s shirt number with Uruguay for nearly a decade. He was happy to accept the swap, allowing Ronaldo to reclaim the iconic number.

Following the announcement, Ronaldo thanked Cavani for his incredible gesture as the switch would not have been possible without his acceptance.

He said: “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.”

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