“It really is a nice responsibility”- Edinson Cavani speaks on receiving prestigious number 7 jersey at Manchester United from this season.
Manchester United on the transfer deadline day confirmed the signing of Edinson Cavani as the Urugyuan striker became available as a free agent this summer.
In the unexpected turn of events, Cavani received the prestigious number 7 jersey from the club, and he is delighted to have it.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 8, 2020
Speaking on Manchester United’s official website, Cavani confesses that having this jersey number is a challenge considering a series of legends have worn this jersey at the club.
It’s a great number, I got to wear it with the national team as well. But I honestly believe that the number you wear is more of an off-the-field thing. That’s where it counts for more.
I know that once you’re out on the pitch, the number you have on your shirt has no influence. But when you get the chance to pull on the no.7 shirt at Manchester United, which has been worn by some top, top players who have been legends here in this country and at this club, it really is a nice responsibility to have.
I enjoy challenges and, as I said to you, I hope that I can do it great justice and leave it in as high regard as the many great players who have worn this shirt before me.”
Will work hard for Manchester United
The interviewer later mentioned that he was about to ask the question related to Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona wearing this number, to which Cavani replied.
“Yes, it’s a fantastic challenge, and an exciting responsibility too, which I’m accepting with the best will in the world, and like I said, I’ll be working really hard to perform at my very best so I can leave that number, that shirt, just how it was left by those players you just mentioned.”