Mason Greenwood’s position as a senior player of Manchester United’s first team squad has been recognised after he was handed an iconic shirt number after his breakthrough season.
The 18-year-old became a regular towards the end of last season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the youngster repaid faith with a string of outstanding displays.
Greenwood’s goals helped United end the 2019/20 season in good form and he played a vital role in securing Champions League qualification, as well as starring in the club’s run to the Europa League semi finals.
After wearing the No.26 shirt last season, Greenwood will wear No.11 on his back for the 2020/21 campaign, a jersey made famous by Ryan Giggs, who wore the shirt during the entirety of his career at the club.
Greenwood is hoping to make his senior England debut over the course of the coming days with England facing UEFA Nations League qualifiers against Iceland & Denmark.
‘Any young football player would want to break records and if you didn’t, there’s something wrong,’ Greenwood said this week ahead of his potential Three Lions bow.
‘It’s always nice to have visions and goals you set in your football career and that goes for virtually any England forward – go out there and do your best and break records, and just be remembered forever, really.’
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Meanwhile, fellow academy graduate Brandon Williams will wear No.33 shirt number this season, stepping up from the No.53 he wore last campaign.
The defender played 37 matches in all competitions last season after making his senior debut at the club almost a year ago.
Williams can play in defence on either flank and emerged as a good competitor to Luke Shaw’s position as Solskjaer’s left-back.