Cristiano Ronaldo number 7 jersey CONFIRMED, Jadon Sancho injured on duty in England
MORNING, UNITED FANS
Cristiano Ronaldo has picked up the legendary Manchester United No 7 shirt – and may unexpectedly get it back in person!
United could be secretly satisfied that the returning legend is now banned for Portugal’s final two World Cup qualifiers during this international break.
This means Juventus’ signing deadline may refresh in Manchester for their expected second debut at Old Trafford, against Newcastle on September 11.
Ron, 36, was suspended after taking off his shirt to celebrate his late-game, record-winning brace on Tuesday night.
The Portuguese skipper took Ireland down 2-1 to reach 111 international goals, two more than former Iranian co-record holder Ali Daei.
Joe Cole believes capturing Ronaldo is the “stroke of genius” that makes United “England’s biggest club” AND means they “have to” win the Prem.
The former Chelsea and England midfielder told Coral: “I thought they had already strengthened their team well, but with Ronaldo adding to the quality they brought they have to go and win it. “
“They have the biggest player in the league, with the biggest global reach. “
And former Old Trafford defender Gary Neville insists Dan James’ £ 25million departure from Leeds is a ‘winning victory’ for the Welsh winger plus both clubs.
Nev said, “It will suit the way they play with such a pace on the counter attack. He will love it there.
“It’s a good thing for United to get the money they made, and it’s good for Dan to continue his career at a good club.”