Manchester United fans will be hoping Cristiano Ronaldo reclaims more than just No 7 jersey on return

Manchester United fans will be hoping Cristiano Ronaldo reclaims more than just No 7 jersey on return

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LONDON – Cristiano Ronaldo will wear Manchester United's iconic number seven again after Edinson Cavani agreed to surrender the shirt.

Ronaldo followed in a long list of United legends to have worn number seven during his first spell with United from 2003 to 2009.

In his first stint with United after signing from Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo scored 118 goals and won nine trophies, including three Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League.

Ronaldo, who left United for Real Madrid 12 years ago, is set to make his second debut in the Premier League match against Newcastle on September 11.

George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham are among the other United stars to have worn the famous number seven.

On Wednesday, Ronaldo broke the men's international scoring record with a late double as Portugal came from behind to beat the Republic of Ireland 2-1.

AFP

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