Ronaldo gets released by Portugal, Manchester United confirms Ronaldo will have number seven jersey again


September 1, 2021 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring their second goal. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

Manchester United has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the number seven shirt.

The 36-year-old gets the number from Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani, who goes to number 21 at Old Trafford.

After completing five days of isolation, Ronaldo will begin training with the Reds.

Portugal dismissed him from international duty early on Thursday due to his ban.

“I wasn't sure if the number seven shirt would be available again, so I'd like to express my gratitude to Edi [Cavani] for this incredible gesture,” Ronaldo stated.

“The legendary shirt number was famously worn by the Portuguese superstar during his first spell at United, and we can now confirm that Ronaldo will wear it again,” United said on their website.

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day, and he is expected to make his second appearance for the Red Devils against Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday, September 11th.

With two goals against the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday, Ronaldo became the all-time leading men's international goalscorer, but the referee booked him for removing his shirt.

Ronaldo scored two late headers for Portugal, bringing his total to 111 goals for the country, surpassing Ali Daei's 109 goals for Iran between 1993 and 2006.

Publish : 2021-09-03 14:16:00

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