- The battle to inherit Cristiano Ronaldo's number seven shirt at Manchester United is beginning to take shape
- Jadon Sancho and Anthony will be hoping to impress Erik ten Hag enough to take over one of the legendary jerseys in football
- Ronaldo is currently in the last year of his contract and it is highly likely he will leave the club at the end of the season
Jadon Sancho and Anthony are understood to be ready to battle for Cristiano Ronaldo's jersey once he leaves the club.
Ronaldo is in the final years of his United career. Reports had indicated that he wanted to leave this summer but failed to get a suitor.
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He is now in the final year of his contract and it is highly unlikely that he would extend his stay at Old Trafford. He joined last season from Juventus and retook his number 7 shirt from Edinson Cavani.
The number 7 shirt, alongside the number 10, are some of the most famous and iconic jerseys in world football. Ronaldo has particularly made the former his own throughout his glittering career.
Manchester Evening News reports that rumblings have already started inside the Manchester United camp on who will inherit the number once the Portuguese star makes way.
Sancho wore the same number at Borussia Dortmund, where he was a star performer. He looks to be back to his best form this season under Erik ten Hag as he continues to wear number 25.
New signing Antony is also eyeing the jersey after sealing a multi-million move from Ajax. Both players have the set of trickery and potential to accustom to the pressure that comes with wearing number 7.
It is also important to note that after Ronaldo's first stint at United, several players struggled to perform with the number 7 shirt save for Cavani.
Angry mother pleads with FA to properly punish Cristiano Ronaldo after phone incident
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo could be in more trouble if the FA hears the call from an angry mother who asked them to punish the forward accordingly for slapping her son's phone.
Ronaldo was charged by the FA a few days ago for the incident after United's away game at Everton last season.
The mother of the autistic fan, Sarah Kelly, asked the FA to hand out more severe punishment to the Portuguese star, saying he can't keep getting away with his 'unacceptable behaviour'.
Source: Sports Brief News