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Manchester United: Fans fume following latest announcement over new signing

Manchester United: Fans fume following latest announcement over new signing - Manchester United News

A number of Manchester United supporters have vented their frustrations over the decision to award new signing Edinson Cavani the number seven shirt.

Cavani’s move to Manchester United was confirmed late on transfer deadline, with the Uruguayan arriving on a free transfer following his departure from PSG. The 33-year-old has been brought in to provide cover for Anthony Martial and to offer more of an impact than Odion Ighalo off the bench.

United announced on Tuesday evening that Cavani will be given the club’s iconic number seven shirt. A number that has previously been worn by the likes of Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, more recent occupiers of the shirt have been less successful than their predecessors, with all of Alexis Sanchez, Memphis Depay and Angel Di Maria struggling to perform at Old Trafford.

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Rarely at a club does a shirt number hold so much significance, but at United the number seven shirt is seen as something of an honour. Cavani will have to perform when he is given the chance to prove doubters wrong and show he can handle the weight of expectations.

A lot of Manchester United fans have doubted whether the 33-year-old forward has the ability anymore to perform in the number seven shirt, with some suggesting this could be a repeat of the other players to have worn the number over recent years.

Here are just some of the comments that were made by United fans on social media.

United fans, what do you make of Cavani getting the number seven shirt? Let us know in the comments below!


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