Manchester United wingers Jadon Sancho and Antony are reportedly eyeing the number 7 shirt.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Ronaldo is expected to leave next season,
The iconic shirt will once again be available and the two United stars are said to be in the main contention.
United’s number 7 shirt is one of the most prestigious in football history.
Legends like George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo have graced this very shirt.
However, in recent history, the number has not been kind to United players.
Michael Owen, Ángel Di María, Memphis Depay and Alexis Sánchez come to mind when thinking about the massive flaws in the iconic jersey.
However good a player may be, United’s number 7 shirt carries with it a certain weight of expectation that only a select few can handle.
It will be interesting to see who is next in line.
Antony could be an exciting option, but some would argue he has yet to prove his ability in a United shirt.
Sancho, on the other hand, is finally coming to the fore and putting in excellent performances week after week.
The Englishman was promised the number 7 shirt when he joined United last summer but agreed to give it to Ronaldo.
Ultimately, it should be up to Erik ten Hag to decide who deserves this honor.
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