Erm.. The Number 7 shirt..

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When Ronaldo first joined us he wanted the no28 shirt but fergie was adamant on giving him the 7… we have no28 available so he might want to go with that one.
 

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United can submit a different set of squad numbers for the Champions League, and they have not been handed in yet, so he could wear the number 7 shirt in European competitions this season.
 

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There's 2 ways to do it:

1. Get special dispensation from PL board, CR7 is a global band with 333 million followings, which is 6 times population of England. It surely will helps to promote PL further.
2. Terminate Cavani contract, register Ronaldo as no.7, then re-sign Cavani for free.
 

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He will wear the No.7. He will have just as much impact off the field as on it during these two years. Also he has a chance now to make BIG post-career money as part of the United brand.
 

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There's 2 ways to do it:

1. Get special dispensation from PL board, CR7 is a global band with 334 million followings, which is 6 times population of England. It surely will helps to promote PL further.
2. Terminate Cavani contract, register Ronaldo as no.7, then re-sign Cavani for free.
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There's 2 ways to do it:

1. Get special dispensation from PL board, CR7 is a global band with 333 million followings, which is 6 times population of England. It surely will helps to promote PL further.
2. Terminate Cavani contract, register Ronaldo as no.7, then re-sign Cavani for free.
This man thinks like an attorney!
 

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The journalists/media who are saying the squad numbers can't be changed after the start of the season are correct. Cavani can't just surrender his no. 7, nor can Mejia surrender no. 77, nor can Pellistri surrender no. 28, unless numbers can be taken off players who are on loan - that's been done in the past, but the EPL rules make no mention of it currently.
So unless the EPL will give a dispensation for purely financial or sentimental reasons, CR will have one of the unused numbers such as 24 or 32. There aren't that many to pick from, as we're currently using 69 squad numbers.
 

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What did Jordan wear when he u turned and went back?
 

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There's 2 ways to do it:

1. Get special dispensation from PL board, CR7 is a global band with 333 million followings, which is 6 times population of England. It surely will helps to promote PL further.
2. Terminate Cavani contract, register Ronaldo as no.7, then re-sign Cavani for free.
Nike can literally take their balls home, unless PL give R7 permission to wear #7 :lol:
 

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They'll want to get this sorted asap, as the shirts will fly off the shelves the second his shirt number is confirmed!

Anyone with CAVANI 7 will be squeaking uncomfortably!
 

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The journalists/media who are saying the squad numbers can't be changed after the start of the season are correct. Cavani can't just surrender his no. 7, nor can Mejia surrender no. 77, nor can Pellistri surrender no. 28, unless numbers can be taken off players who are on loan - that's been done in the past, but the EPL rules make no mention of it currently.
So unless the EPL will give a dispensation for purely financial or sentimental reasons, CR will have one of the unused numbers such as 24 or 32. There aren't that many to pick from, as we're currently using 69 squad numbers.
We can register him as number 7 in the Champions League though. Would be weird for a player to have two different squad numbers, but it's happened before.
 

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What did Jordan wear when he u turned and went back?
He wore 45 briefly before going back to 23. Watching the bulls documentary I think that’s the number Michael wore in high school. I can’t remember if it had to do with his number being retired at the time or if it had to do with the death of his father.
 

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He's out on loan so Ronaldo could take that and switch to 7 next season when Cavani likely leaves.
That’s if we're allowed to reallocate a loan player's number. I remember Mata getting Anderson's number 8 back in the Moyes season, can't think of an example since and EPL rules make no mention of it. Doesn't matter that much at the end of the day, we'll get used to whatever number he has.
 

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Beautiful :drool:

This is all falling into place nicely. Upload a couple more and get us a qualified DM, please and thank you.
 

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We don't need the dispensation from the Premier League for Ronaldo getting number 7 if James is sold?
 

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We legit sold Dan James so that Cavani can switch to 21 so Ronaldo can take 7

Nobody at the club would ever admit to it, and James did need to be moved, but the whole number 7 situation definitely factored into him being sold.
 

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Cavani actually only one to wear number 7 and play well wearing it since Ronaldo, after all the failures of Valencia, Di Maria, Depay etc but now has to give it to Ronaldo :lol: