Cristiano Ronaldo break Lionel Messi and Tom Brady shirt sales record after Manchester United move

Cristiano Ronaldo break Lionel Messi and Tom Brady shirt sales record after Manchester United move

Cristiano Ronaldo break Lionel Messi and Tom Brady shirt sales record after Manchester United move

September 7, 2021  Authorbjbajian

Since joining Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has already achieved a new milestone. Ronaldo has surpassed Lionel Messi and Tom Brady in terms of shirt sales in sports history.

After parting ways with Juventus, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner chose to restart his relationship with Manchester United this summer. Last Monday, the Premier League giants revealed that their prodigal son would be returning home after a 12-year absence. The news drove fans into a frenzy before Manchester United confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival on transfer deadline day.

However, there was still some uncertainty about which shirt number the Portuguese would wear during his second spell with the Red Devils. It was only fair that the player deserved his shirt back after contributing to the No. 7's heritage by wearing it on his back. Regrettably, it was given to Edinson Cavani, who last season restored the shirt's lustre.

The Uruguayan quickly won the globe's hearts with his generosity, handing over the shirt to Cristiano Ronaldo without hesitation. There was an extensive line outside Old Trafford minutes after the news was announced. The legendary Manchester United shirt with the Portuguese's name and the number was in high demand among fans.

Outside of North America, the Red Devils had the most significant online sales in a single day on a single sports merchandising website. Manchester United's official merchandise online had its biggest ever global sales day within the first hour of the announcement. The Portuguese were obviously on their way to making history.

According to fans who manage the club's online shop, Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest-selling player in history. This happened just 24 hours after his official transfer to Old Trafford. After moving to Manchester United, the Portuguese eclipsed Lionel Messi's numbers and Tom Brady's numbers after joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Cristiano Ronaldo will play for Manchester United in the game against Newcastle United at Old Trafford next weekend. The Portuguese has already arrived in the United Kingdom and are being quarantined. He'll arrive at Carrington in the middle of the week to take part in first-team training.