Beckham, Ronaldo & now Valencia! Twitter reacts to Man United’s new No7

Antonio Valencia will wear the iconic No7 shirt for Man United next season, with the club's fans hailing the choice on Twitter

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Antonio Valencia joined Manchester United from Wigan Athletic in 2009 Photo: Julia Novikova - Soccer.ru

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Manchester United have revealed Antonio Valencia will wear the club’s iconic No7 shirt after the previous occupier Michael Owen was released by the club earlier this week.

The 26-year-old follows in the illustrious footsteps of United legends like George Best, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Here, we take a look at some of the reaction to the news on Twitter.

David Dawodu ‏(@david21_D) can’t see what Valencia has done to merit the iconic shirt: “Why Valencia?”

But he is very much in the minority, Berry (‏@onlyoneberry): “Valencia is going to wear the famous No7. Legend! Great player! Good to see Man United to give him that extra bit of responsibility :-)!”

Alastair Anthny (‏@alastairanthony) will be delighted to see the shirt number a bit more frequently: “Valencia will wear the legendary No7. This going to be good! Finally I can see No7 on the pitch more often.”

Meanwhile, ARP13 ‏(@AndikaRifqi) lists the legends to have worn the iconic shirt – spot the odd one out time: “#Magnificent7 : George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Owen, Antonio Valencia! #MUFC”

That’s more like it from Alif Alfiandy ‏(@rekrazie): “Ecuador winger Valencia requested the No7 shirt – worn previously by United legends such as Best, Robson, Cantona, Beckham and Ronaldo.”

Marcel Ignatius ‏(@marcel_ignatius) agrees with the decision: “He’s a worthy candidate RT @ManUtd_Fact: #ManUtd have confirmed that Valencia will wear the famous number 7 shirt from [email protected]

Oliver Rhodes ‏(@OliverRhodes1) believes it is merited: “Antonio Valencia handed the No7 shirt. Deserved following a terrific 2012 thus far. #MUFC”

While Bhuvan Apoorva Jha ‏(@bhuvan_apoorva) thought Nani would be handed the No7: “Always thought Nani would get it but Valencia would be an excellent choice for legendary #7 shirt at #manutd.”

But Sameer ‏(@sameer7) is delighted: “Brilliant decision by the club to give Antonio Valencia the iconic No7 #MUFC shirt. No other current squad midfield member more deserving.”

Even Arsenal supporter Matt Wilson (‏@MattWilson1992) reckons it’s the right call: “Valencia gets the iconic No7 shirt – well deserved too.”

Finally, who should Robert Bower ‏(@rocketrobbie76) get on the back of his shirt next season? “Pleased that Valencia got the No7 shirt. Much deserved. Tough decision on shirt choice now.”

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