Memphis Depay, as will all Manchester United supporters, will be hoping he can do justice to the fabled No.7 shirt having inherited it from Angel di Maria, who failed to live up to expectation during his short stint at Old Trafford.
The Dutchman’s two goals against Club Brugge certainly provided encouragement that, at the very least, he will prove to be more successful than Di Maria - not that difficult - as the 20 times champions cry out for a new hero.
If the £35 million transfer fee was not enough pressure on young Memphis, then wearing the most iconic number in Manchester United’s illustrious history brings an additional expectation. He certainly seems to have the confidence required to wear the famous No.7.
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It has been some time since a player lived up to this level of expectancy with Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia before Di Maria hardly the legendary figures that fans would expect to continue the No.7 legacy. Can Memphis buck the recent trend?
We have to go as far back as Cristiano Ronaldo to find a Manchester United player worth of the honour and the Portuguese, of course, will go down among the very best to have played for the club.
But was Ronaldo the greatest Manchester United player? Was he even the greatest No.7? Well, the excellent guys over at FullTimeDEVILS have put it to the fans to find a definitive answer to the latter question.
Ronaldo, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, George Best, Bryan Robson - they all wore it. But who came out on top? Check out the video below.
Who do you think is Manchester United's greatest No.7? Let us know below!
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