Cristiano Ronaldo will once again wear the No. 7 shirt for Manchester United.
The Old Trafford Giants have confirmed the striker’s return to his old shirt number after seeking special permission from the Premier League.
Edinson Cavani was already wearing a shirt in the weekend win at Wales – and league rules emphasized that Ronaldo could not take his place.
But an exception has been made and a person known as CR7 is able to keep his manikin.
United may have set an example in 2011 when UC Benayon’s short outing in Chelsea’s No. 10 shirt was not enough to refuse to sign Juan Mata’s jersey.
And the Red Devils can look forward to seeing Ronaldo back in his shirt at home when he makes his debut against Newcastle on September 11.
The suspension from the World Cup qualifiers would mean that the 36-year-old could leave the Portugal camp a few days earlier and help prepare for his club.
Still, the long queues at Old Trafford may disappoint some fans.
Adidas is facing an untimely shortage of replica shirts.
More to follow …