Sancho and Antony are front runners but they will have to be consistent to take over this iconic jersey.
Over the years, the iconic number 7 shirt at Manchester United was donned by:
Antonio Valencia (1 goal)
The winger struggled to find his best form in 2012-13, scoring one goal in 40 appearances.
Angel Di Maria (4 goals)
Di Maria just scored 4 goals in 32 games in a single season from 2014-15 wearing the number 7.
Alexis Sanchez (5 goals)
Sanchez arrived at United in January 2018 amid high expectations. However, he didn’t live up to expectations and only scored 5 goals in 45 appearances from 2017-2019 before being loaned off to Inter.
Memphis Depay (7 goals)
Depay failed to live up to the hype and scored just 7 goals in 53 games from 2015-17 as a number 7 for the club.
Michael Owen (17 goals)
Undoubtedly one of the greatest forwards in the world, Owen scored 17 goals in 52 games from 2009-12 and also bagged 3 trophies wearing the number 7.
Edinson Cavani (17 goals)
Edinson Cavani was the latest to wear the number 7 before giving it up to Ronaldo. He nearly broke the number 7 curse for Man United as he scored 17 goals in 40 games in just one season from 2020-21.
David Beckham (64 goals)
One of the star player of Sir Ferguson, Beckham has scored 64 goals in 294 appearances. Moreover, he has bagged 8 trophies from 1997-2003 wearing 7 on the back.
Eric Cantona (80 goals)
Cantona, the United legend donned the number 7 jersey from 1993 to 1997 in 180 games, scoring 80 goals and won 9 trophies with the Red Devils.
Cristiano Ronaldo (120 goals)
Ronaldo famously wore the legendary number 7 during his first spell in England. In his first six seasons at the club, between 2003 and 2009, Ronaldo made 292 appearances and scored 118 goals, winning 9 trophies including 3 Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League.
After making his return he got back the no.7 once again. During his recent stint for the club he made 40 appearances and scored 19 goals.
He is by far the most successful number 7 in Manchester United’s history and has scored the most goals for Manchester United wearing a number 7 shirt.