4 Possible Jersey Numbers Ronaldo Can Have If Unable To Pull Off No.7 From Cavani Revealed

Since Manchester United reached an official agreement to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, fans have been wondering what shirt number he could wear in his second spell.

He wouldn’t be CR7 without the iconic No.7 shirt but that’s currently occupied by Edinson Cavani. So, which number could Ronaldo wear when he potentially makes his debut against Newcastle on September 11?

Why Cristiano Ronaldo Might Not Wear No. 7 This Season?

According to our report on Friday, Premier League rules dictate that once players are registered with a squad number, it cannot be changed for the rest of the season.

That means Cavani has been listed as our No.7 for this season, meaning it’s unlikely he can just hand the shirt to Ronaldo even if he’s willing to.

United could request the league to make an exception but do bear in mind this has never happened before.

Only if Cavani were to leave this summer, Ronaldo could get his shirt but obviously, the Uruguayan is going nowhere till the end of the campaign.

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So Which Other Numbers Are Available For Cristiano

If Ronaldo is willing to play one season without the No.7 shirt, Cavani could be given No.9 (currently worn by Anthony Martial) next season while CR7 takes his famed jersey.

At present, here are the squad numbers available for the 36-year-old:

No.12 – Last worn by Chris Smalling and not the most iconic number.

No.15 – Available now that Andreas Pereira has left on loan. Worn by David Beckham and Nemanja Vidic.

No. 24 – Beckham has also worn No.24 on occasion but the most famous player associated with this number has to be Darren Fletcher.

No. 28 – Now, this could be the winner simply because it’s the number Ronaldo was first assigned when he burst onto the scene for Sporting in 2002-03.

And if none of these are suitable, other options include 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, and upwards.

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