The number, which was most recently handed to Angel di Maria, has had some famous owners in the past but Memphis has assured Louis van Gaal that he can handle the pressure of the shirt.
Di Maria’s move to Paris Saint-Germain means that the No.7 is now free to be worn by any member of Man United’s first team and van Gaal has until Friday at midday to decide who he wants to give it to.
The shirt and it’s number have proven to be somewhat of a poison chalice in recent times. Michael Owen, Antonio Valencia and Di Maria have been unable to emulate the likes of David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona and George Best.
You can use a number of adjectives to describe Memphis but shy and unassuming would not be among them.
He talks the talk while having the ability and skills to back it up. However, his confidence cannot be mistaken for arrogance and this has been reiterated by those who know the player well.
If Memphis can come anywhere near making the impact that Ronaldo, Beckham and Best did, he will no doubt endear himself to the Old Trafford faithful.