Solskjaer details Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani discussion over No7 shirt
Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to make his second Manchester United debut on Saturday after returning to the club on Deadline Day.
After originally leaving in 2009 to join Real Madrid, the 36-year-old sensation returned to Old Trafford for £25million from Juventus, and has been settling back in this week following his international duties.
There was a lot of excitement across the footballing world when the deal was announced, but speculation started to increase as to what shirt Ronaldo would wear, with his iconic no.7 already taken by Edinson Cavani.
However, the club announced that Ronaldo would take back his familiar number, and Cavani would switch to the no.21 that he wears for Uruguay.
Daniel James was sporting the no.21 shirt, but it conveniently became vacant on Deadline Day as the Welshman joined Leeds United, allowing the switch to take place.
Fans has speculated how United had dealt with the matter, after Anthony Martial was previously unhappy when his no.9 shirt was given to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke to the media ahead of their game against Newcastle on Saturday to set the record straight.
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The United boss said: "It's one of these things that Edinson has been remarkable, played really well last season, Cristiano speaks with Edinson, to pass up his shirt shows the respect he's got for Cristiano and respect the other way.
"Two top pros, players, and human beings."
It seems that the pair have a lot of mutual respect for one another, and Cavani is more than happy playing with Ronaldo while fielding the same number he does for his national side.
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