How Cristiano Ronaldo compares with every Man Utd No.7 since 2009

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Cristiano Ronaldo helps Edinson Cavani off the pitch.

After selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid in 2009, Manchester United struggled to find a suitable successor to fill their No.7 shirt.

Michael Owen, Antonio Valencia, Angel Di Maria, Memphis Depay, Alexis Sanchez and Edinson Cavani have all worn the No.7 with varying degrees of success in the last 12 years, but Ronaldo has now returned to Old Trafford to reclaim it.

We’ve taken a look at Ronaldo’s record in all competitions since the start of 2009-10 and compared it with the combined figures of United’s No.7s over the same period. Note: this only includes their stats while they were wearing the No.7 shirt.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Games: 572
Starts: 552
Sub appearances: 20

Goals: 551
Assists: 139

Penalties scored: 108

Minutes per goal: 89.6
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 111.4
Minutes per goal or assist: 71.5

David Beckham Manchester United. Old Trafford, May 2003.

READ: Ranking every player to wear No.7 for Man Utd in the Premier League

All the Man Utd No.7s

Games: 262
Starts: 151
Sub appearances: 111

Goals: 51
Assists: 36

Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 279.9
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 279.9
Minutes per goal or assist: 164.1

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