It has been 10 years since Cristiano Ronaldo departed the dressing room of Old Trafford and left behind the famed number 7 kit for a worthy successor but the sheer comicality of the statistic of the no.7 kit would baffle Ronaldo himself.
Since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure 10 years ago, Man United's No. 7s have scored just 15 Premier League goals 😳 pic.twitter.com/uAxyiNKLL7
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) June 11, 2019
The shirt number may well and truly be cursed. These are the statistic of the players that donned the no.7 jersey after Ronaldo left for Real Madrid:
- Michael Owen – 5 goals
- Antonio Valencia – 1 goal
- Angel Di Maria – 3 goals
- Memphis Depay – 2 goals
- Alexis Sanchez – 3 goals
The total sums up to just 15 goals while Ronaldo has gone on to score around 332 goals in that time period.
The fall in grace of the kit number once worn by Eric Cantona and David Beckham signifies the fall of the mighty Manchester United from its stature of one of the biggest clubs in the world.