Ronaldo's United shirt in demand with searches up over 3000 per cent

Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic No 7 jersey at Manchester United is still in demand with searches rising over 3000 per cent in just a year… after superstar smashed sales records following sensational return

  • Demand remains high for Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic Manchester United jersey 
  • Searches for his No 7 shirt have risen by over 3000 per cent, research reveals
  • His return to United saw supporters scrabble to buy a replica top of their own 
  • Ronaldo has netted four goals in a flying start to his second spell with United 

Searches for Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic jersey at Manchester United have risen by over 3000 per cent since he sealed his return to the club, new research shows.

Ronaldo, 12 years on after he left Old Trafford for Real Madrid, agreed to a sensational second spell at United this summer, having decided to quit Juventus.

And after the move played out dramatically over the space of just a few hours, supporters unsurprisingly scrabbled to pick up a replica shirt of their own.

Searches for Cristiano Ronaldo’s iconic Manchester United jersey have risen dramatically

His No 7 tops have been a staple at United games already this season, and the demand for more still exists, according to 888 Sport.

Their research reveals that, over the space of a year, fans have been more determined than ever to buy a shirt with Ronaldo’s name and number on the back.     

The report, via The Sun, says: ‘Ronaldo’s move to Manchester Utd was huge – but not as huge as the demand for his No 7 jersey.

The high demand for his No 7 shirt at United has seen searches increase by over 3000 per cent

‘In fact, searches for “Ronaldo Man United shirt” since September 2020 have increased 3,173 per cent, with “Ronaldo shirt” surging 408 per cent.’

After the switch, fans flooded online, with the record for the highest daily sale on a single sports merchandise side outside North America smashed. 

Fanatics, United’s official retail partner, laid bare the extent of the figures, and the first hour alone bettered the best full day of global sales for the club’s online store.

Ronaldo broke United’s daily shirt sale record in less than four hours after his return was sealed

It was not only over the internet that Ronaldo’s shirt was in demand, with the store at the ground mobbed by people queuing up to get their hands on his number. 

With four goals to his name already for United this season, the superstar has enjoyed a superb start to his homecoming on an individual level.

His strikes have arrived against Newcastle, in the defeat by Young Boys and the pulsating victory at West Ham earlier this month.

United and Ronaldo have struck a difficult patch of form ahead of their clash against Villarreal

However, despite Ronaldo’s heroics, United have hit a poor patch of form, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under pressure after three defeats in their last four games.

They will hope to spark a turnaround in fortunes this evening, with a home clash with Villarreal next up in their Champions League campaign.

Ronaldo is expected to lead the line once again, and he will also become the player who has featured in the most matches in the competition’s history.

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