Man Utd fans form HUGE queue for Cristiano Ronaldo No7 shirt as sales continue to soar after sensational transfer returnSeptember 5, 2021
MANCHESTER UNITED fans queued in their droves this morning to get their hands on a Cristiano Ronaldo No7 shirt.
The excitement is still at fever pitch after the 36 year old completed a sensational return to Old Trafford.
Ronaldo is expected to make his debut against Newcastle on September 11 after the international break.
And in the meantime United fans are determined to get kitted out to pay tribute to their returning hero.
There was no sign of Sunday being a 'rest day' in the North West as hundred queued outside Old Trafford to pick up some new clobber.
And records have already been broken before he has kicked a ball.
In just four hours following the announcement that Ronaldo would wear the iconic shirt, United's online store surpassed the highest day of sales ever on a single sports merchandise site outside of North America.
The club's online shop is run by Fanatics, who work with more than 300 clubs around the world and top sports leagues.
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The first hour of sales alone surpassed the best ever full day of global sales for United Direct, the official club merchandise site.
Across the Fanatics network, Ronaldo became the biggest selling player ever in the 24 hours following a transfer to a new club.
He overtook Lionel Messi joining PSG, Bryce Harper moving to Philadelphia Phillies in baseball, Tom Brady joining Tampa Bay Buccaneers in American football and LeBron James to LA Lakers in basketball.
It comes as Ronny flew in by private jet for his Manchester United return — and set up home in a stunning multi- million pound mansion.
The Portuguese superstar’s plane touched down at the city’s airport at 5.40pm on Thursday after travelling from Faro.
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