Ryan Giggs reacts to Mason Greenwood taking his iconic Manchester United shirt number


Ryan Giggs has reacted after Mason Greenwood was handed his iconic Manchester United shirt number (Pictures: Getty)

Ryan Giggs insists Mason Greenwood is more than capable of handling the pressure of taking his iconic Manchester United shirt number.

Highly-rated teenager Greenwood has been handed the No.11 shirt ahead of the new season, following his breakout performances during the 2019-20 campaign.

Reacting to the announcement, Giggs told The Sun: ‘Mason has already nearly scored more goals than I did, so there’s no pressure in that respect.

‘But no, I don’t think he’ll feel the pressure of the number.

‘He’s a brilliant player, who I don’t think he even looks like scoring every game – I think he’s going to score two every game, he’s that much of a threat.

‘He’s been playing off the right – eventually, I think he will go as a centre-forward.

‘But he needs to go again. Opposition will be aware of him and they’ll be trying to stop him.

‘He’s got to find a way to keep improving, which I’m sure he will do because he’s very hard to stop – left or right foot, his movement’s good.

‘And he’s in an attacking team with the likes of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, who can find him.’

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