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Ronaldo will not be able to have his iconic No.7 shirt at Manchester United



Cristiano Ronaldo's No. 7

Cristiano Ronaldo might quickly be again within the crimson of Manchester United, however he will not be capable to put on his well-known No.7 this season

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In what has been a shocking couple of days of developments, United are closing in on bringing membership icon Ronaldo again to Outdated Trafford 12 years on from his departure for Actual Madrid.

The 36-year-old has made his want to depart Juventus clear and on Thursday he appeared set to affix fierce rivals Manchester Metropolis after their transfer for Harry Kane did not materialise.

Nonetheless, it is understood that his former supervisor Sir Alex Ferguson reached out to Ronaldo on Friday morning to speak about returning to United and Metropolis have since dropped their curiosity.

United at the moment are within the means of finalising a two-year contract with the Portuguese and plans are in place for his medical to be performed in Lisbon.

Nonetheless, Ronaldo will not be capable to put on his favorite No.7 shirt when he is again at United, at the very least not for his first season.

Ronaldo joined the likes of George Greatest, David Beckham and Eric Cantona as iconic No.7s throughout his first stint at Outdated Trafford and continued to put on the shirt at Actual Madrid, Juventus and for the Portuguese nationwide facet.

Nonetheless, for the reason that quantity is already assigned to Edinson Cavani he cannot put on it, because the Premier League season has already begun and swaps between gamers in the course of the marketing campaign are in opposition to the foundations.

Part M Gamers’ Identification and Strip, of the Premier League Handbook for the 2021/22 season states that: “Earlier than the graduation of every Season every Membership shall allocate a unique shirt quantity to every member of its first group squad.

“Whereas he stays with the Membership a Participant will retain his shirt quantity all through the Season for which it was allotted.”

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The one approach through which a quantity can grow to be accessible once more as soon as the season has begun is that if the participant carrying the quantity leaves or if the Premier League give particular dispensation, which has by no means been granted earlier than

Part M.5 states: “Upon a Participant leaving a Membership the shirt quantity allotted to him could also be re-allocated.”

So except Cavani leaves United earlier than Ronaldo is available in, which appears extremely unlikely, Ronaldo should select a unique quantity.

There aren’t many choices accessible to him resulting from United’s bloated squad however the No.28, which he wore at Sporting, could also be a sentimental selection.