Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has revealed he is excited and humbled to be wearing the iconic No.7 shirt this season.
New signing Shinji Kagawa recently rejected the chance to wear the famous shirt previously donned by the likes of United legends David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent years.
With Michael Owen no longer at the club, the jersey was up for grabs, and United last month confirmed Valencia's old number 25 shirt will now be worn by another new arrival at Old Trafford, teenager Nick Powell.
"I’m excited to be wearing the no.7 shirt in the coming season," Valencia told the club’s official website.
"It's a number I really respect because so many great players have worn the shirt and made history for Manchester United in it.
"Now I hope I can write my own. It's a new adventure but it's something that I'm very relaxed about and also humbled by."
Valencia is already looking ahead to the 2012-13 campaign and is keen for the Red Devils to challenge for both the Premier League and Champions League.
"We are all looking forward to the new campaign," he added.
"On a personal level, I want to be involved in every game, but to be honest I think more from a team perspective and I'd love us to win all the competitions we play in, particularly the Premier League and Champions League.
"We are Manchester United and those are the trophies we should always be aiming to win."
Kagawa has been handed the No. 26 shirt for his first season in the Premier League.