Cristiano Ronaldo has broken the all-time record in terms of shirt sales since joining Man United from Juventus on transfer deadline day, Sportskeeda.
The five-time Ballon d’Or has surpassed rival Lionel Messi and American football star Tom Brady when his iconic No.7 short was released into the market, Mirror.
United have now recorded the most shirt sales online in a single day within the first hour of the announcement.
And according to fanatics who United’s sales online believe that the 36-year-old had become the highest-selling player in history.
Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brady could not match the staggering numbers Ronaldo gathered on his shirt sales.
After parting way with the Old Trafford outfit 11 years back, CR7 rejoined the club he won Premier League titles, Champions League trophy, and his first Ballon d’Or award.
United did not have much problem convincing Edison Cavani in relinquishing the No.7 shirt as the Uruguayan striker humbly agreed to let Ronaldo have.
Ronaldo was released from the Portuguese camp after breaking the international record for most goals scored.
The former Sporting Lisbon star was booked for removing his shirt and would miss Portugal’s World Cup qualifiers against Azerbaijan.
However, United fans can not wait to see Ronaldo wear their red and white when they host Newcastle at Old Trafford in the coming weekend.
Ronaldo’s massive shirt sales record
Meanwhile, Kingsmotiongh.com had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has already set one major record on his second Manchester United coming after breaking the record for most shirt sales just days after his jersey number was announced by the club.
The Red Devils confirmed their legend will don the jersey number seven this season after returning to the club for the first time in 12 years in a deal around £19m including add-ons.
Immediately after the Red Devils revealed they have given Ronaldo his iconic jersey worn by Edinson Cavani last season, the fans stormed their shop at Old Trafford to buy their replicas.