Premier League tradition, rule and history broken because of Christiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s number 7 shirt allocation is the first time in Premier League history that the league have granted special dispensation for swapping shirt numbers

The return of Christiano Ronaldo to Manchester United was not highly expected but this transfer really went through. After this Marquee signing, attention now shifted to which number the GOAT would wear considering that his signature number 7 jersey was being worn by uruguayian Edinson Cavani who has also excelled in this Iconic jersey.

Many pundits were quoting premier league rules on shirt numbers but this seems not to apply.

But this seems to have been sorted as the El matador has handed the number 7 jersey to CR7 in a show of respect and team spirit.

Christiano will now wear the number 7 jersey while EDI will wear the number 21 which he also wears for his country

In classy appreciation message, Christiano Ronaldo said

I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to have the number 7 shirt again. So i would like to say a huge thank you to EDI for this incredible gesture

CR7 was excited to have the number 7 shirt back, a shirt that he wore at Manchester united in his prime years under legendary coach Alex Ferguson.

 

Manchester united through their official social media pages have confirmed this changes in squad numbers

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