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Revealed: Cavani's United shirt number

Tuesday 06 October 2020 19:00

Edinson Cavani will wear an appropriately iconic number when he kicks off his Manchester United career, after signing for the club on transfer deadline day.

The prolific striker has been given the no.7 shirt. Previously worn by Reds legends such as George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Cavani edition is available to order now from United Direct.
The shirt number is a familiar one for our new arrival. Although the Uruguayan mainly wore no.9 while firing his way into Paris Saint-Germain's record books as their all-time top goalscorer, Cavani wore no.7 for his first two European clubs, Palermo and Napoli in Italy.

Edinson will be the ninth different player to wear no.7 for United, in the 27 years since the Premier League introduced squad numbers at the start of the 1993/94 season.

The first was Cantona; he famously had a great rapport with the fans who Cavani is now excited to perform for.
"I have played in front of some of the most passionate supporters in football during my career and I know that it will be the same in Manchester," said the ex-PSG star. 

"I cannot wait to experience the Old Trafford atmosphere, when it is safe for the fans to return. My conversation with the manager has increased my desire to wear this beautiful shirt.”

You can order your new 2020/21 shirt with 'Cavani 7' at United Direct.