Man Utd fans wanting Ronaldo shirts could face delay before jerseys available

Manchester United fans may be forced to wait a bit longer until they can get their hands on a Cristiano Ronaldo jersey due to a shortage at Adidas.

Ronaldo made his £19.7million move back to the Red Devils on Tuesday afternoon after leaving Juventus.

Adidas were forced to close down factories in Vietnam, and these factories generally account for 28% of Adidas' total production.

The closures were Covid related, and they have created a lag that could potentially last four months.

Adidas had made contingency plans for the drop-off in production, but the arrival of Ronaldo in Manchester has created further demands for shirts.

This is according to The Independent, who spoke to a Manchester United spokesman.

"We are working in collaboration with MUFC to try and meet exceptionally high fan demand for our new designs but expect low availability of certain products."

Currently, on the Adidas website, United home shirts are only available in small, and that's before Ronaldo shirts are even released.

Similar issues also caused Ajax's recently released Bob Marley inspired third shirt to remain sold out in most sizes after flying off the shelves post-release.

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Ronaldo has taken the No.7 shirt at United, despite Edinson Cavani already wearing the shirt this season.

Journalist Jonathan Shrager reports that United can change numbers, as long as they compensate any supporters affected by the swap.

Cavani is expected to move to the No.21 shirt which has been vacated by Daniel James, who moved to Leeds United.

Ronaldo had worn the iconic shirt during his first stint at United, he then went on to don the shirt at both Real Madrid and Juventus.

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The 36-year-old bagged a dramatic winning for Portugal, his 110th, and record-breaking, international goal.

Ronaldo has now been released from international duty ahead of Portugal's friendly with World Cup hosts Qatar in Hungary on Saturday.

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