Manchester United have rewarded academy graduates Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams with new shirt numbers ahead of the upcoming campaign.

Forward Greenwood, who netted 17 goals last season, will swap the number 26 for the iconic number 11 shirt, made famous by Old Trafford legend Ryan Giggs.

Williams, meanwhile, moves from the number 53 shirt to number 33, having impressed while deputising for first choice left-back Luke Shaw.

Greenwood's excellent goalscoring form was recently rewarded with a maiden England call-up, something the teenager has called a "privilege" and an "honour".

"It's a dream come true," he said. "Playing for England and being selected for England is every young boy's dream. I'm privileged and honoured to be selected.

"When I got the call I was at home with my dad. I was over the mood - excited. It was so good to get the call off Gareth. It's all happened quickly. I've just taken every game as it came and just been out there playing my football.

"But it's important to be level headed really and not let things get to you, always be concentrated and always ready when you're on the pitch because as soon as you lose concentration then anything can happen.

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Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams impressed for Manchester United last season and the pair have been rewarded with new shirt numbers

"At United when you are young, you might get asked to play in older age groups and so it just comes naturally really. Every player deals with it differently, but for me I am just calm and just always ready to play with a smile on my face.

"It's pretty easy. The players at United get taught just to ignore it (the hype), just carry on doing what you're doing because everyone will be supporting you when you're doing good.

"But maybe when you're doing bad, not many people will be supporting you so it's all about staying calm and just forgetting about it really, because it's what's on the pitch that's more important.

"I feel ready to compete with anyone really. Like in the league really, I just see it as going out there with the ball at your feet, a smile on your face and just playing football really. That's what it is all about."