Edinson Cavani is the latest signing Manchester United in the last minutes of this summer’s transfer market. The aging striker from Uruguay was brought in free of charge, after his contract ended with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Reporting from ESPN, the last time the wearer of the jersey number 7 who was able to shine for the Red Devils was a person Cristiano Ronaldo. After that, whoever wore the jersey number his career would stagnate.
After Cristiano Ronaldo, the number 7 wearer at MU is Michael Owen, Antonio Valencia, Angel Di Maria, Memphis Depay and Alexis Sanchez.
Of course, these names are the names of the top players. But you know, if all the caps of the players are combined and the number of goals combined, that would be 222 appearances and only 22 goals!
Alexis Sanchez, the last number 7 at Manchester United (Jason Cairnduff / Reuters)
Cristiano Ronaldo, The last successful player at Manchester United with number 7 defended the Red Devils from 2003 to 2009. In total, he played 292 appearances in various competitions with a record 118 goals.
CR7 has won a number of titles, including three Premier League titles, two Carling Cup winners, one FA Cup winner, one Champions League winner, and the Ballon d’Or.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the last player to wear the jersey number 7 to succeed at MU (Alex Livesey / Getty Images)
So, can Edinson Cavani break the curse of the number 7 jersey at Manchester United?