Mason Greenwood's Kit Number Against PSG Was Different To Teammates
Mason Greenwood must be sitting in his shirt and tie at school this afternoon, reminiscing about one of greatest nights in Manchester United‘s long and distinguished history.
At the age of 17 years and 156 days, this talented prospect became the youngest player to represent the club in Champions League competition, breaking the previous record held by Gerard Pique.
Greenwood replaced Ashley Young in the final minutes at the Parc des Princes, and was part of the celebrations as Marcus Rashford rifled in the perfect penalty in injury time.
It was a moment he and his family will never forget and while celebrating with his teammates, some eagle eyed viewers spotted that there was a PSG logo on Greenwood’s kit number.
So it turns out the youngster’s appearance in the Champions League match was so unexpected that United’s kitman had to use Paris Saint-German’s numbering and letters hours before kick-off.
It was a night to remember for United’s young guns. Brandon Williams, James Garner, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong were also included in the squad for Wednesday’s game.
Greenwood himself has already been compared to former United hero Robin van Persie due to his near-identical touch and running style, while Angel Gomes has impressed in the youth ranks.
We spoke to Angel Gomes when he was 16-years-old about his love for Manchester United:
“In five years time, I would like to be playing professionally for Manchester United. Winning titles is huge for me. I want to play international football, play in World Cups and European Championships. I want to be the best player at my age level.
“I set myself high standards and try to push myself to play at the highest level.”
Do you reckon Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should give the young lads a chance in the coming weeks?
Let us know in the comments.