Jadon Sancho to take Man Utd's 'cursed' No7 shirt off Cavani after flops like Alexis Sanchez and Memphis Depay wore itJuly 1, 2021
JADON SANCHO will take the 'cursed' No7 shirt at Manchester United.
Edinson Cavani currently has the number at Old Trafford and has put an end to the luckless run of owners.
The Uruguayan, 34, arrived on a free transfer last summer and scored 17 goals in 39 appearances across all competitions.
That is one more than predecessors Angel Di Maria, Memphis Depay AND Alexis Sanchez managed combined wearing the No7.
The trio all struggled with the Red Devils as some suggested the number was a bad omen – despite the success United legends George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed with it.
Di Maria had the No7 for his one season in England, 2014-15, and scored four goals in 32 appearances before Depay took over in 2015 for two years, 53 matches and seven goals.
Sanchez inherited it in January 2018 but fared no better with five strikes across his 45 games.
Now, though, the Metro say Sancho will take the jersey from Cavani – despite the striker sticking around for another season.
And United fans will be hoping he is in heaven wearing the No7, just as he has been at Borussia Dortmund.
It comes as Borussia Dortmund confirmed the deal for Sancho to join Manchester United is done.
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Man Utd’s List of No7s
George Best (1963-74) – 470 games, 179 goals HIT
Bryan Robson (1981-94) – 461 games, 99 goals HIT
Andrei Kanchelskis (1991-95) – 161 games, 36 goals HIT
Paul Ince (1991-92) – 281 games, 28 goals HIT
Eric Cantona (1992-97) – 185 games, 82 goals HIT
David Beckham (1995-03) – 394 games, 85 goals HIT
Cristiano Ronaldo (2003-09) – 292 games, 118 goals HIT
Michael Owen (2009-12) – 52 games, 17 goals MISS
Antonio Valencia (2012-14) – 339 games, 25 goals HIT
Angel Di Maria (2014-15) – 32 games, 4 goals MISS
Memphis Depay (2015-17) – 53 games, 7 goals MISS
Alexis Sanchez (2018-20) – 45 games, 5 goals MISS
Edinson Cavani (2020-) – 39 games, 17 goals HIT
*Selected players (Years wearing Man Utd No7 with overall club record)
The Old Trafford club will pay an initial £73million transfer fee plus add-ons.
Sancho, 21, is set to sign a five-year deal worth a rumoured £350,000 a week – more than three times his current £100,000-per-week contract in Dortmund.
The England winger – currently at the Euros – now only needs to pass his medical and will then be officially a United player.
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