How Edinson Cavani compares with every Man Utd No.7 since Ronaldo

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Manchester United‘s No.7 shirt is one of the most iconic in football, having been worn by the likes of George Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

In the years since Ronaldo’s exit, however, several players have struggled under the weight of expectation that the shirt number brings. 

After joining United on a free transfer in 2020, Edinson Cavani became the ninth player to be handed the iconic No.7 during the Premier League era.

Cavani was tasked with the job of dismissing the ‘curse’ and has already outscored some of his predecessors during a promising debut season at Old Trafford.

We’ve compared his stats in all competitions to every other United No.7 over the last 12 years.

Edinson Cavani

Games: 30
Starts: 16
Sub appearances: 14

Goals: 9
Assists: 2

Minutes per goal: 180.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 147.4

Alexis Sanchez

Games: 45
Starts: 31
Sub appearances: 14

Goals: 5
Assists: 9

Minutes per goal: 556.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 198.6

Memphis Depay

Games: 53
Starts: 28
Sub appearances: 25

Goals: 7
Assists: 3

Minutes per goal: 371.2
Minutes per goal or assist: 259.9

Angel Di Maria

Games: 32
Starts: 24
Sub appearances: 8

Goals: 4
Assists: 11

Minutes per goal: 501
Minutes per goal or assist: 133.6

Antonio Valencia

Games: 40
Starts: 29
Sub appearances: 11

Goals: 1
Assists: 6

Minutes per goal: 2763
Minutes per goal or assist: 394.7

READ: A tribute to Antonio Valencia, the winger turned world-class right-back

Michael Owen

Games: 52
Starts: 18
Sub appearances: 34

Goals: 17
Assists: 2

Minutes per goal: 110.9
Minutes per goal or assist: 99.2

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