The number 7 shirt at Manchester United is a legendary number. George Best, Cristano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Eric Cantona, Bryan Robson, Steve Coppell, Johnny Berry, and Billy Meredith were all Manchetster United greats. However, not all number 7 at Manchester United were great at Old Trafford. Ashley Grimes, Ralph Milne, Keith Gillespie, Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia also wore that famous shirt. Angel Di Maria only spent one season at Old Trafford.
Number 7 is also King Kenny's number at Liverpool. Billy Liddel, Ian Callaghan, Kevin Keegan, Peter Beardsley, Steve McManaman, and Luis Suarez all wore that number too. However, not everyone succeeded wearing that number at Liverpool. Robbie Keane only lasted 6 months over there. Harry Kewell often injured during his career there.
From 1982 onward, England's number 7 jersey is associated with injuries and bad luck. In 1982, Kevin Keegan went to Spain carrying an injury. He only played as a substitute against Spain where he was remembered for missing a header in the match. In 1986, Bryan Robson injured before the tournament in Mexico. He only played 4 minutes. Four years later, He played two matches in Italy before injuring himself on the second match.
David Beckham wore the number 7 shirt in 1998, 2002 and 2006. In 1998, he become Public Enemy #1 after his red incident against Argentina. He did well on 2002, but in 2006, he left the field injured against Portugal in the quarterfinal. In 2010, Aaron Lennon was injured before the tournament. However, he managed to play in the tournament. History repeated itself in 2014. He made two appearance in 2014.