Manchester United fans react as Edinson Cavani is given the number seven jersey
Manchester United new boy Edinson Cavani is the club’s new number seven.
The 33-year-old has been entrusted with the iconic jersey that was previously occupied by Alexis Sanchez. The decision has split the fanbase, with fans taking to two predominant opinions.
While some feel the Uruguayan is unworthy of the number, others believe he will break the jinx it has held over the last few occupants.
Previously worn by the likes of George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, the number has seen the last few occupants struggle to make an impact.
Since Ronaldo’s departure, those who have donned the number include Michael Owen, Antonio Valencia, Angel di Maria, Memphis Depay and Alexis Sanchez.
It is difficult to claim any of them has lived up to the level expected. It was also believed by some that the number was put aside for Jadon Sancho.
With the wonderkid still at Borussia Dortmund, disappointment among the fanbase is understandable. However, it does not mean we should discount what Cavani can bring to the table before he has even kicked a ball for us.
After all, he is a proven player and might be the one to end the poor run the number has had in recent years.
We take a look at how fans reacted to the news.
Twitter reacts as United grant Cavani the No.7 jersey
I’m all for the Cavani signing but I honestly can’t believe yous gave him the number 7 shirt— Dan (@ChickenBaII) October 6, 2020
I love Cavani but giving him the number 7 is a disgrace. Hope he will prove us all wrong tho.— Man United Source (@1ManUnitedNews) October 6, 2020
Hopefully he does the number proud— Trey (@UTDTrey) October 6, 2020
He’s worn 7 before for Napoli and he did quite brilliantly in fact some of the best football he played was in Napoli…so let’s keep fingers crossed he’ll replicate the same performance here or hopefully even do better🤞🏽— Victor Emmanuel (@Daht_Guy_Vick) October 6, 2020
It’s not Jadon, but hey, it is what it is… Hopefully he’ll put the curse to bed and prove the doubters wrong!!🙏🏻🔥🇺🇾— Therese 🇳🇴 (@ThereseUTD) October 6, 2020
Nothing against Cavani, but come on..— Maren 🇳🇴 (@footballqueeen) October 6, 2020
Just about to get rid of the curse ready for Jadon to take over next season!! 🤪— Oliver Williams 🤙🏼7️⃣ (@Oliver_07) October 6, 2020
7 number jersey at risk again, but I really hope he breaks the jinx on it..I really do!— Sweeka🔴 (@_Sweeka) October 6, 2020
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If depay Valencia and Sanchez can wear it why can’t a prolific goalscorer wear it? He’s the best one to wear 7 since Ronaldo tbh— Davidmufc (@Davycmufc) October 6, 2020
I will support him and the team but the No:7 shirt 😶😶😳— Matt Rush 🔴👹❤️ (@MattUtd20) October 6, 2020