Revealed: Why Cavani refused to hand the no.7 shirt to Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo won’t wear his famous no.7 shirt at Manchester United after Edinson Cavani reportedly refused to hand the shirt number to the Portuguese international.

Journalist Jonathan Shrager revealed Cavani wants to remain respected for the final year of his contract at Old Trafford, having signed a one-year extension earlier this year.

Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth revealed Ronaldo can only have the no.7 shirt if Cavani is sold.

“United would need to come up with a really good reason why Cristiano Ronaldo should have that No 7 shirt,” he said on the Sky Sports Transfer Show.

“As it stands, you’d have to say that unless Edinson Cavani leaves Man United in the coming days, which we’re not expecting to happen, then Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to be wearing the No 7 after returning.”