Cristiano Ronaldo could still wear the number 7 shirt at Manchester United, only if Edinson Cavani surrenders or the club receives a special waiver, SportsMail reports.
The 36-year-old’s return to Old Trafford was officially confirmed on Friday.
United and Juventus have reached a £ 21.4million deal for Ronaldo.
The Portugal captain first played for the Red Devils from 2003 to 2009, scoring 118 goals in 292 games.
During this period, Ronaldo donned the club’s famous number 7 jersey, which had previously been won by club legends such as George Best, Eric Cantona and David Beckham.
After his return to the club, uncertainty remains as to whether Ronaldo will receive his old shirt.
The number 7 shirt is currently held by Cavani, who kept the number after Jadon Sancho arrived, and the England winger was content with the number 25.
The only way Ronaldo can claim the shirt is if Cavani leaves the club or if the Premier League grants a special waiver to allow the change.
Never before has such a concession been made, so it will be the first in Premier League history.