Manchester United breakout hints at desire to take iconic No. 7 shirt

In 29 appearances, Garnacho has scored four goals and dished out five assists

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Alejandro Garnacho, a star for Manchester United, has made it known that he would like to don Cristiano Ronaldo’s legendary No. 7 shirt for the Red Devils. In April last year, Garnacho earned his Manchester United debut in the team’s 1-1 Premier League match with Chelsea. Ralf Rangnick was the manager at the time. On the final day of the previous season, he also played in their 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace.

Under Erik ten Hag this season, the Argentine has developed into a regular for the Red Devils. The winger has made 29 appearances for the English powerhouses in various leagues, scoring four goals and dishing out five assists.

The No. 7 jersey at Manchester United has been vacant since Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit

Garnacho received a new contract from Manchester United last week as compensation for his efforts this season. The attacker’s current deal with the Old Trafford team runs through the end of the 2027–2028 campaign. Garnacho has made suggestions that he would like to wear the renowned No. 7 jersey when his career grows. The 18-year-old indicated he is prepared to don the storied jersey by liking a follower’s tweet: “Give Garnacho the 7 shirt.”

Garnacho plays for Manchester United in the No. 49 jersey right now, but he formerly wore the No. 7 during his childhood career. The Red Devils might believe that the winger is too young to don the famous shirt, despite seeming prepared to do so.

One of the most recognisable jerseys in the sport’s history is perhaps the No. 7 one. Given the players who have worn it over the years at Manchester United, its significance is even greater. The No. 7 shirt at Old Trafford became well-known thanks partly to David Beckham, Eric Cantona, and George Best. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo won the jersey on two different occasions.

Cristiano Ronaldo was only 18 when Sir Alex Ferguson acquired him from Sporting CP in 2003 and gave him the No. 7 jersey. When he rejoined the team in 2021, the legendary Portuguese player also took the jersey, with Edinson Cavani agreeing to switch numbers.

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