Mason Greenwood has a new shirt number – a very famous one.
United have confirmed Greenwood will wear the number 11 shirt from next season.
He moves from his previous number of 26.
Brandon Williams has also switched from the number 53 to 33.
The number 11 shirt was vacated last summer when Anthony Martial switched back to nine.
Greenwood has enjoyed a terrific breakout season, scoring 17 goals.
This is a big vote of confidence in the teenager, who was called into the England squad earlier this week.
The number 11 shirt was most recently made famous by Ryan Giggs, who wore it for two decades, winning 13 Premier League titles and two Champions Leagues.
Greenwood’s career is just getting started, and he is a player with a tremendously bright future.
The number 11 shirt is about to become even more iconic.
Mason Greenwood’s career so far
- 17 first team goals in his debut season
Greenwood tied a record set by George Best and Wayne Rooney on their first campaigns for the club.
- Five Europa League goals in his first season
Greenwood’s goals in the Europa League saw him become the club’s youngest ever scorer in European competition.
- 10 Premier League goals
Greenwood became the first teenager since 1997/98 to score 10 Premier League goals or more in a season.
- Absolutely prolific at youth level
Greenwood scored 31 goals in 30 under-18 games, plus five in five UEFA Youth League matches. He scored three in three FA Youth Cup games, and four in seven under-23 matches, before being fast-tracked to the first team.
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