CRISTIANO RONALDO IN MANCHESTER UNITED IN 2003-04 SEASONS
In 2003-04 seasons, Cristiano Ronaldo signed for £12.24 millions and became Manchester United’s first Portuguese player. Cristiano Ronaldo was given the number 7 shirt by Alex Ferguson. According to Alex Ferguson, CR7 is one of the most exciting young players he had ever seen. He and his team were too much inspired by him after a friendly match with Sporting CP. Cristiano Ronaldo was reluctant to wear number 7 shirt because he did not want the pressure of living up to the expectation linked to the number 7 shirt. Number 7 shirt had previously been worn by greatest United legends such as David Beckham, George Best, Eric Cantona and Bryan Robson. He wanted to wear number 28 shirt because he had been wearing number 28 shirt in Sporting CP. Manager Ferguson denied and insisted him to wear number 7 shirt.
Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United wanted to become a best player in two or three year’s time. He wanted to be held in the same esteem as George Best or David Beckham. He made his team debut as a 60th-minute substitute in a 4-0 home victory over Bolton Wanderers. Ronaldo’s early