"Number spell" seems to be a common spell in football. Brazil has "Curse No. 9", and when we talk about Manchester United, it is hard not to associate "Curse No. 7" with the Red Devils.
In the early hours of yesterday morning, Manchester United suddenly announced the owner of the new season's No. 7 shirt-he is the Uruguayan striker Cavani who joined Manchester United as a free agent.
Cavani, who is 33 years old, has taken over the mantle that symbolizes Manchester United's legendary number, but there are also many fans who question Cavani's ability and believe that he is not enough to bear the Manchester United No. 7 shirt.
In fact, since Cristiano Ronaldo left Old Trafford, Manchester United seems to have not found a suitable No. 7 successor...
Owen and Valencia have worn the No. 7 shirt for a short time. Although they are not high-gloss, they have good results and are not counted in the category of the No. 7 spell.
Until Di Maria, he took over No. 7 right after he came to Manchester United, but his career at Manchester United can be described as a nightmare. He is estimated to be the last number 7 that many Manchester United fans want to mention. Not only did Di Maria fail to play a worthy role in Manchester United, but the subsequent series of unprofessional behaviors, calling out for training, and contacting his new club privately, made Manchester United fans angry...
Subsequently, Depay took over the number 7. Once hailed as the successor to Ronaldo by Manchester United fans, he also failed to top this name. In the end, Manchester United's career was still going high and low, not playing the level that it should be. On the contrary, he is now back in the Dutch League, and he is able to play with ease. At present, he is also an indispensable and key member of the Dutch team's striker.
And Chilean Sanchez is probably the most expensive No. 7 in Manchester United. That year, Sanchez was given a weekly salary of 500,000 pounds, but he was also lost at Old Trafford...
Not only is the injury constant, but the state is also terrible, without the explosiveness and spirituality of the Arsenal period, but strangely, the performance in the national team is remarkable.
At that time, foreign data websites also counted the number of goals scored by Manchester United on the 7th after Cristiano Ronaldo, but the result was terrible... The figure below is the statistics for 18 years, but Sanchez's final number of goals is only fixed at 5 goals. .
Seeing this, Manchester United fans may have a psychological shadow on No. 7. I don’t know what kind of psychology the Red Devils fans have when they see Cavani taking over the jersey of No. 7?
In fact, based on the data alone, Cavani can be regarded as a top striker, and he was able to guarantee the level of five and three at his peak, but why does it always give people a feeling of happy football?
I believe Real Madrid’s Benzema and Manchester City’s Sterling have something to say.
Sometimes, whether you are a forward or a defender, only for a moment.
However, ridicule belongs to ridicule, Cavani's scoring data is not deceiving. Manchester United signed this time, is a super striker who scored only second to Melo in the European League (counted since March 2007); the Uruguayan super striker ranked in the European League's scorer list with 250 goals 3. The 33-year-old Cavani scored 200 goals in Paris.
In addition, Manchester United's signing of Cavani this time is also extremely risky. He didn't play for most of the year, and last season he only made 7 starts for Paris, scoring 4 goals. After all, this Uruguay is 33 years old, he is too old, and it is more difficult to recover. But the rich experience in the European war can also help Manchester United, not to mention Cavani's fulcrum ability, better than Martial, the two partners may have a good effect.
With Cavani's current state, Suo Shuai will have a high probability of letting him take on the role of a backup surprise. After all, he hasn't played for half a year, and it is most important to get his state back. When Cavani is resurrected with full blood, Manchester United's striker will be even more powerful, and tactical play will be more abundant.
For this Uruguayan striker, are you optimistic about his prospects at Manchester United?