Why did Greenwood choose to wear no.11?

Giggs is, of course, the club’s record appearance-maker of all time, having featured in an astounding 963 games since making his debut in 1991.


Greenwood has some way to go to match that, of course. But, interestingly, the youngster has played in more matches and scored more goals during his first three campaigns than Ryan managed.


Giggs played 99 times in 1990/91, 1991/92 and 1992/93, scoring 19 goals. Mason has 105 appearances across 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21, with 29 goals. 


Of course, the 13-time Premier League winner played until he was 40, which enabled him to rack up such mind-bending stats. But that Greenwood’s early first-team figures are at this stage comparable with greats like Ryan Giggs speaks volumes.


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