Fans have been wondering for a few days now which number Cristiano Ronaldo is going to wear after his sensational return to Manchester United. The English club have announced this Thursday that Ronaldo will wear the No.7 shirt, just as he did during his last spell at the club 12 years ago.
The Portuguese forward inherits the shirt from Edinson Cavani, who will now wear No.21 for the upcoming season.
"As we all know, the No.7 is a special number in the history of United, as it has previously been worn by club icons like George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham," Manchester United explained in a statement.
"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 game after the international break is at home to Newcastle United on September 11 - a game in which Ronaldo could make his debut.