Manchester United announced on Thursday that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic no.7 shirt after returning to Old Trafford.
This is as Cavani adopted the number he proudly wears for his beloved Uruguay– 21 – following the departure of its former owner Daniel James to Leeds United.
Cavani’s gesture has earned him gesture from Ronaldo and other Manchester United fans.
Ronaldo said, in a statement, “I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to have the number seven shirt again. So I would like to say a huge thank you to Edi (Cavani) for this incredible gesture.”
Fans also commended El Matador on Manchester United’s official Facebook page.
Ong Benjamin: “Cavani is a man of honour for his generosity in this. All hail Cavani!”
Martin Roussel: “Thank you Edinson for this, you are a true professional and I am so proud you are a part of United right now.”
Eoin Lambert: “Mutual respect from two of the best goalscorers and professionals that have ever played the game. Very few still produce the way they do at that age after such careers. Legends!
Jay Brooker: “Cavani shows pure class on and off the field!”
Rick Stewart: “I didn’t know much of Edi before he joined United, but after the way he’s played and this awesome decision, he’s gone right to the top for me. It is great to have Ronny back in the no.7 shirt. Viva Ronaldo!”
Delmarie Rochelle Brandt: “What a gesture by a great player and Cristiano is grateful. We are all grateful as fans!”
Jane Penninck: “I love Cavani, what a super man he is, he did so good for us last year, worked very hard for the team, I hope he has a great season ahead and lots of game time too.”
Nick Hudson: “Absolutely amazing, what a gesture. That is true respect and teamwork.”
Ryan Michael Browne: “We are so lucky to have both these guys playing for us! Amazing professionals and born winners. Excited for the season ahead!”
Sabastine Smith: “Respect to Cavani for his humility, understanding and great maturity.”
Ali Shehu: “Thank you El Matador, you had already broken the no.7 curse even before Ronaldo returned and this we will never forget. With Cavani as 21, guess what? Maybe title 21 is coming as it did with RVP20.”