Manchester United signed Cristiano Ronaldo in a €20 million deal from Juventus only a few days in the past. However there have been doubts over what shirt quantity he’ll put on at outdated Trafford this season as Edinson Cavani is presently donning the Portuguese star’s favourite quantity 7 jersey.
In keeping with reviews, Cristiano Ronaldo may find yourself carrying two shirt numbers concurrently at Manchester United this season. Which means he may put on his legendary quantity 7 jersey in European and home tournaments however a unique one within the league.
Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has already been registered with the quantity 7 jersey within the Premier League after he appeared with the enduring quantity on his again within the 1-0 victory over Wolves on Sunday. EPL guidelines make it inconceivable for Cristiano Ronaldo to take over the shirt from Cavani for league video games.
The principles allegedly state that gamers should retain the identical quantity they’re registered beneath, until they depart the membership or are granted a ‘particular dispensation’. It’s, nonetheless, price mentioning that ‘particular dispensation’ has by no means been granted previous to this second.
In the meantime, the Portuguese could have entry to the quantity 7 shirt within the Champions League as Manchester United are but to submit their squad listing for Europe’s elite event this season.
It stays to be seen whether or not he’ll determine to modify jerseys concurrently throughout the league and different competitions or accept a unique shirt quantity completely all through the marketing campaign.
Different shirts numbers Cristiano Ronaldo has worn aside from quantity 7
Ought to Cristiano Ronaldo determine to put on a unique shirt quantity at Manchester United, it would not be the primary time that may occur in his profession. The Portuguese wore the quantity 28 jersey throughout his days as a Sporting Lisbon participant. He additionally wore the quantity 9 jersey initially when he joined Actual Madrid.
Nevertheless, the quantity 9 shirt has additionally been registered, with Anthony Martial carrying it in every of Manchester United’s three Premier League video games to this point this season. In the meantime, the quantity 28 jersey is vacant in the mean time.
Learn Paul Merson’s unique Premier League predictions column! Click on right here for his newest article