Antonio Valencia will be wearing number 25 next season.
On the team sheet for today's FA Community Shield match against Wigan Athletic at Wembley Antonio Valencia has the No25 next to his name, instead of his old No7 he was playing in last season.
This change will mean Nick Powell will have to also change his shirt No as he held the No25 shirt number last season which Powell took over from Valencia.
The new shirt numbers for this coming season will be finalised next Friday but as things stand, our iconic No7 shirt has no owner.
Antonio Valencia was voted as our player of the season by both the fans and his team mates in season 2011/12. He was rewarded for this great season with the Iconic No7 shirt, but last season suffered his worst form in his time at the club.
What chances of Cristiano Ronaldo signing next week to take the No7 shirt again?
Are we seriously going to have no players filling the No9, No7, and possibly but highly unlikely the No10 shirt. What a puzzle !
Do you think anything sinister is involved? Could Ronaldo be coming back?
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