Football fans around the world have reacted to Manchester United’s decision to give Mason Mount the number 7 jersey ahead of the new season.
The Jersey number has previously been worn by some of the greatest players to ever play for Manchester United. However, the Red Devils have been called out by some football fans for giving the number to Mason Mount.
These are the legends that have worn the number seven in the past David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona, George Best, and Bryan Robson. Some players ( Angel Di Maria, Alexis Sanchez, Michael Owen and Edison Cavani) also got the number after Ronaldo left the club during his first spell.
Mount joined Manchester United on a contract running until June 2028, with the option of a further year. The 24-year-old midfielder has made 279 club appearances, scoring 58 goals and contributing 53 assists. He is the first player to wear the jersey number since Ronaldo left the club in his second spell.
Manchester United made a mistake not giving the number 7 to Garnacho.
He deserved it the most pic.twitter.com/kFBYHXEr6K
— Janty (@CFC_Janty) July 5, 2023
A Chelsea reject wearing Man United’s legendary number 7 jersey pic.twitter.com/Kj4j1aQwXr
— Elvis Tunde (@Tunnykvng) July 5, 2023
Giving Mason Mount the number 7 is a huge show of trust and faith in his talent and potential worth to Manchester United. He’s the first player we have signed from a top 6 rival in many years. He is ready for the pressure of playing here with that shirt pic.twitter.com/DpAallRD9y
— 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐫 🇶🇦 (@UtdEra_) July 5, 2023
They said they have signed a starboy Mount, why are they crying over the number 7?? pic.twitter.com/usAyb6Oo1B
— Essel (@Esselguy) July 5, 2023
they gave mason mount the same number 7 jersey ronaldo wore 😭😭pic.twitter.com/K3ADvs0FT8
— (AK)🇳🇬 (@manlikeakin) July 5, 2023
Giving Mason Mount number 7. pic.twitter.com/AfOV3LkwwG
— . (@tsnmknd) July 5, 2023
Could’ve give Varane number 4, give Mount number 19 and just keep number 7 on ice.
Manchester United, number 7 used to mean something you know!pic.twitter.com/Q87WHgo8eT
— . (@tsnmknd) July 5, 2023
The Manchester United number 7 jersey has proved to be too heavy in recent times.
Can Mason Mount handle the pressure?👀 pic.twitter.com/PJt50j8sy5
— Jon Boafo (@JonBoafo) July 5, 2023
The last time an English player wore the number 7 shirt at Old Trafford, Manchester United went on to win the Premier League title 👀 pic.twitter.com/NbVgdwVRgp
— MUFC MARCUS 🇶🇦 (@MarcusKnowsBall) July 5, 2023
giving mount number 7 is disgraceful!!!!
He is not even a winger!!!
Signed him because we wanted an 8 to play in midfield.
no wonder why he wanted to come so bad he wants to become iconic like Beckham and Ronaldo.#MUFC
— عاصمة كرة القدم🇶🇦 (@QatariFC) July 5, 2023