There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the jersey number of star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo ever since he made his return to Manchester United in August. The number 7 jersey has always been significant to Ronaldo, who had also expressed his desire to wear it on his comeback with the Red Devils.
However, there seems to be a roadblock in his plans as news has emerged that one of his teammates is refusing to give up the coveted number. And that player is none other than the young and talented forward Edinson Cavani.
Cavani, who joined Manchester United last year as a free agent, has been wearing the number 7 jersey since his arrival. The 34-year-old Uruguayan, who previously sported the same number at PSG, is known for his powerful striking abilities and has been a crucial player for the United squad.
Despite Ronaldo being one of the biggest names in football and a valuable addition to the United team, it seems that Cavani is unwilling to give up the jersey that holds immense personal significance to him. In fact, the Uruguayan international had reportedly turned down an offer to switch to the number 21 jersey, which was his previous PSG shirt number.
The decision has sparked mixed reactions from fans, with some supporting Cavani’s stance and others feeling that Ronaldo should have been given the jersey out of respect for his status in the team.
However, it’s worth noting that jersey numbers are not permanent and can be changed at any time. Ronaldo has previously worn the number 9 jersey during his time at Real Madrid and Juventus, so it’s possible that he could opt for a different number if the number 7 remains unavailable.
Ultimately, it’s up to the club and the players to decide on the jersey numbers, and fans will have to wait and see if there is any resolution to this ongoing issue. One thing is for sure – Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has created a lot of excitement and anticipation, and fans can’t wait to see the legendary player back in action.