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Edinson Cavani opens up on challenge of wearing Manchester United’s iconic No.7 shirt

Edinson Cavani Manchester United newcomer

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Manchester United newcomer Edinson Cavani has revealed he can handle the pressure of wearing the club’s iconic No. 7 jersey.

The 33-year-old forward has signed a one-year deal with the Red Devils, joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from PSG during the summer transfer window. He will take the iconic number of 7, worn by United legends George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Angel Di Maria and Memphis Depay also previously took the same number, however, struggled in it.

And speaking about the iconic number and the pressure it could have on him, Cavani told the United website:

“I know that once you’re out on the pitch, the number you have on your shirt has no influence.

“But when you get the chance to pull on the No. 7 shirt at United… it really is a nice responsibility to have. I hope that I can do it great justice and leave it in as high regard as the many great players who have worn it before me.”

“It’s right up there with the best leagues anywhere in the world. For me that’s a real honour and a new challenge, which really excites me a lot.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have played against a lot of English sides, but now it’s my turn to experience playing and competing every weekend and in every match in the Premier League.”

Cavani is expected to make his United debut against his former side PSG in the Champions League group stage game on October 20.

Source: Daily Star

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