Cristiano Ronaldo shirt number: Manchester United squad numbers available for famous No7

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Cristiano Ronaldo shirt number: Manchester United squad numbers available for famous No7
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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous No7s in Manchester United history - and he is about to get a second chance to make an impact at Old Trafford.

United confirmed on Friday afternoon that they have agreed a sensational deal for Ronaldo to return to the club, 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid.

United said the deal with Juventus was subject to the agreement of personal terms, visa and a medical.

Ronaldo has made the number seven shirt his own in the same way that No23 was Michael Jordan’s number, with the Portuguese forward building his brand around ‘CR7’.

That suggests it is unlikely that Ronaldo would accept anything less than the same hallowed number he previously had at United, which has also been worn by club legends such as Denis Law, George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham.

However, Edinson Cavani currently occupies the famous squad number and on Sunday made his first appearance of the season wearing the number - dashing Ronaldo’s hopes of taking it.

The issue could resolve itself if Cavani were to end up leaving United, but that looks highly unlikely.

So, as things stand, the No7 is taken - as are the No9 (Anthony Martial) and No28 (Facundo Pellistri), the other two numbers he has worn in his career.

If Ronaldo is forced to do without the No7 jersey, he could currently take the following numbers: 12, 15, 24, 30, 31, 33, 35.

Manchester United squad numbers

1 David de Gea

2 Victor Lindelof

3 Eric Bailly

4 Phil Jones

5 Harry Maguire

6 Paul Pogba

7 Edinson Cavani

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8 Juan Mata

9 Anthony Martial

10 Marcus Rashford

11 Mason Greenwood

12 -

13 Lee Grant

14 Jesse Lingard

15 -

16 Amad Diallo

17 Fred

18 Bruno Fernandes

19 Raphael Varane

20 Diogo Dalot

21 Dan James

22 Tom Heaton

23 Luke Shaw

24 -

25 Jadon Sancho

26 Dean Henderson

27 Alex Telles

28 Facundo Pellistri

29 Aaron Wan-Bissaka

30 -

31 Nemanja Matic

32 -

33 -

34 Donny van de Beek

35 -

36 Anthony Elanga

39 Scott McTominay

43 Teden Mengi

46 Hannibal Mejbri

47 Shola Shoretire

Numbers currently free to Ronaldo: 12, 15, 24, 30, 31, 33, 35

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