Manchester United grossed N18.54 billion (£32.5 million) from the sales of five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey.
Ronaldo made a sensational return to Old Trafford after signing a two-year deal with the record English champions before the international break.
Manchester United reached an agreement with the Italian giants, Juventus for a £12.87 million deal plus £6.86million in add-ons for the former Sporting Lisbon star on August 27.
The N18.54 billion is a record-breaking feat in the English Premier League as the merchandise sold out in 12 hours, according to online retailers’ tracker, LovetheSales.com.
Ronaldo’s iconic No. 7 jersey, which has been worn by late Northern Ireland star, George Best; former England captain, Bryan Robson; maverick Frenchman Eric Cantona and ex-Real Madrid midfielder, David Beckham, was put on sale by the club on United Direct.
“The Portuguese superstar famously wore the legendary shirt number during his first spell with the club and we can confirm that Cristiano will have it on his back once again. Fans can order the new Ronaldo no.7 shirts now from United Direct,” the three-time European champions said.