The number seven shirt at Manchester United is an iconic symbol through the turnstiles at Old Trafford.
It is a number that conveys not only talent but responsibility. The player who wears it must be willing to take players on and to excite, to win games not only with his team mates, but for them. To be able to individually step up when the game is crying out for something special.
Worn by the some of the club’s most exciting talents, the number 7 shirt has now become so infamous at the club that some players shirk the burden that it carries. For some, it is a number best avoided due to the added pressure that comes with it.
However, for others, the added pressure has drove them on to greater heights and in departing the club, they have left behind a legacy, and added to the infamy of the number.
Manchester United fan channel Full Time Devils conducted a poll to settle the greatest ever to wear the shirt and created a top 5 based on fan feedback. Check out the excellent video below.