Edinson Cavani was unhappy with Manchester United’s request to give his No.7 shirt to Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
Sancho completed his £73 million move from Borussia Dortmund in the summer but has struggled to make an impact for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Having worn the No.7 shirt for the duration of his time at Dortmund, Sancho was tipped to take up the same number following his arrival at Old Trafford.
According to The Athletic, Sancho was initially offered the No.7 shirt last year whilst United were still negotiating a fee with Dortmund before the move broke down.
The report claims that United kept their offer of the No.7 jersey in the summer, however, Cavani was ‘a little put out’ by the club’s attempts to take it from him given their desire to see him stay at Old Trafford for another season.
Cavani then gave up the No.7 following Ronaldo’s surprise return to United and took up the No.21 shirt.
‘I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to have the number seven shirt again,’ Ronaldo said after his return to United.
‘I would like to say a huge thank you to Edi for this incredible gesture.’
Cavani was left out of United’s squad for their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday due to injury and the 34-year-old has not linked up with Uruguay’s squad during the international break.
Sancho, meanwhile, failed to secure a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad ahead of England’s World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino.
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