The England worldwide turns into United’s new No.7.
Manchester United have handed their iconic No.7 jersey to Mason Mount amid fierce criticism from followers.
On Wednesday, the Pink Devils lastly introduced the signing of Mount, who arrives on the membership on a £60m switch from Chelsea. Shortly afterwards, a put up on the membership’s official Instagram account confirmed that Mount will inherit Cristiano Ronaldo’s No.7 jersey.
Hypothesis concerning the subsequent inheritor to Ronaldo’s iconic quantity 7 jersey began quickly after he left the membership in November.
In latest weeks, Alejandro Garnacho emerged because the favorite candidate to inherit the shirt. Nevertheless, in line with a report from Every day Mail, Erik Ten Hag provided the jersey to Mount throughout the negotiations to carry him to Outdated Trafford.
Man Utd followers have largely criticized the choice, claiming Garnacho deserved to be awarded for his good breakthrough marketing campaign.
Mount opens up on Ronaldo affect
A video of Mount copying Ronaldo’s free-kick fashion as a child went viral earlier than his transfer to Outdated Trafford. Man Utd’s new No.7 has revealed he was left surprised by Ronaldo’s elegant free-kick in opposition to Portsmouth in 2008.
“I feel everybody has seen the video of once I was youthful basing my free kick off him,” he informed Amazon Prime. “I at all times watched him very carefully when he was at United as a younger child. I beloved the way in which he performed, his free kicks.
“I’m an enormous Pompey fan, so I went to the sport once they performed at Outdated Trafford and he scored that free-kick in opposition to David James. I used to be really on the sport, within the nook so I noticed it first hand and I feel after that I type of fell in love with the approach and what he’d executed and him as a participant.”