An incredible stat has come to light after Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible return back to Manchester United.
This stat shows the extent to which the Red Devils missed Ronaldo's goalscoring once he left the Old Trafford side to complete his dream move to Real Madrid.
United moved their number seven jersey multiple times after Ronaldo's departure, but none of those players who wore the iconic jersey came close to what the Portuguese maestro did at the Theatre of Dreams.
A stat that proves how incredible Ronaldo was as compared to his successors in number 7 at United is that in the last 12 years, since leaving United, Ronaldo scored 368 more goals than EACH and every number 7 at Manchester United, combined!
Ronaldo netted 392 times for Juventus and Real Madrid, compared to 24 goals from his Old Trafford 'replacements' since 2009.
Antonio Valencia 2009-19 - 1 goals
Michael Owen 2009-12 - 5 goals
Angel Di Maria 2014-15 - 3 goals
Memphis Depay 2015-17 - 2 goals
Alexis Sanchez 2018-20 - 3 goals
Edinson Cavani 2021 - 10 goals
Ronaldo will now be returning back to his former stomping ground after scoring as many as 118 goals in 292 appearances in his first stint at Old Trafford before joining Real Madrid to begin the journey towards becoming one of the greatest footballers of all time.