Loophole means Cristiano Ronaldo can reclaim Man Utd No7 shirt from Edinson Cavani – but another number may appeal

CRISTIANO RONALDO could still reclaim his iconic No7 Manchester United shirt if he returns to Old Trafford.

United are in advanced talks to re-sign Ronaldo, whose agent Jorge Mendes confirmed a deal is very close to being agreed.


The star forward departed from Juventus' training ground earlier today without practicing after telling manager Massimiliano Allegri that he wishes to leave the club.

The Portugal international appears keen to rejoin the Red Devils after Manchester City ended their pursuit in what would be a marvellous homecoming.

The 36-year-old would almost definitely be looking for his signature No7 jersey back if he put pen to paper on a new deal with the Manchester giants.

However, that number, which has been worn by raft of legends like George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham, is currently occupied by Edinson Cavani.

But Ronaldo could still reclaim it due to a loophole as Cavani has yet to make an appearance in this season's Premier League.

Nevertheless, if seven is unavailable then the five-time Ballon d'Or winner could be attracted by No28, which is available.

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That was the Portuguese talisman's shirt number during his sole full season at Sporting Lisbon before joiningUnited in 2003.

Ronaldo also previously donned the No9 shirt on his first year at Real Madrid in 2009 as Raul held No7 back then.

But Anthony Martial is currently the occupier of that jersey at United and it seems like he will be staying.

It will be rather strange watching Ronaldo playing without his signature CR7 look that has been associated with a range of products throughout the years, stretching from toiletries to clothing items.

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