Cavani vs Ronaldo: Di Maria blasts Man United over No.7 jersey obsession

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Angel Di Maria has attacked Manchester United, accusing the club of being obsessed with the No.7 jersey.

The Argentine said he never cared about inheriting Manchester United’s iconic No.7 shirt when he joined the club.

The No.7 jersey has been synonymous with a series of totemic players including at the club such as Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and more recently Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo returned to the club after 12 divided between Real Madrid and Juventus.

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And now the former Premier League Champions have written to the league management, asking for permission for Edinson Cavani to change his squad number to allow Ronaldo wear the No.7 again.

Di Maria, a former Man United star who also played alongside Ronaldo at Real Madrid, admits he failed to comprehend the significance of being handed the responsibility of taking the No.7 shirt himself.

“I didn’t give a f*** about the Manchester United No.7,” Di Maria was quoted telling Libero on TyC Sports.

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“At first they talked to me a lot about it… it was just a shirt.”

He added: “My problem at Manchester was the coach. Van Gaal was the worst of my career.

“I would score, assist, and the next day he would show me my misplaced passes.

“He displaced me from one day to the other, he didn’t like players being more than him.”

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