Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand says that the club forward, Edinson Cavani, has agreed to give up the number 7 shirt for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The return of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to Old Trafford on Friday has received global attention after the swashbuckling player informed Juventus that he wanted to leave the club.
WuzupNigeria reported that Ronaldo is expected to undergo medical at Lisbon, Portugal ahead of the completion of his United move from Juventus.
United officially announced that Ronaldo would be returning to Old Trafford 12 years after he left the club in a then record move to Real Madrid.
Nicknamed CR7, the star player has won the No.7 shirt during his first spell at Old Trafford and Real Madrid.
However, the shirt is currently being used by veteran forward, Cavani.
Now Ferdinand, who was one of the Man United die-hards that spoke to Ronaldo to convince him to snub City, has hailed Cavani for giving up the hallowed jersey.
But he further pointed out that Ronaldo might not be able to use the shirt because of Premier League rules as it has been registered for Cavani.
“Just to think Cavani could be the back-up for Ronaldo, it’s unbelievable,” said Ferdinand on his FIVE YouTube show.
“Cavani, I have to say, what a man! He saw who was coming to town and gave up the No.7 shirt.
“At the end of the day, you know what the problem might be is that the shirts have been registered, maybe. And that might be an issue. So he might not be able to be No.7 so we’ll see.”