Adnan Januzaj calls former no.11 owner Ryan Giggs his ‘Godfather’

Manchester United’s new #11 Adnan Januzaj has had a somewhat shaky start to his career under new management, but against Chelsea we were treated to the flashes of brilliance that he is capable of. Given a proper run in the side, our young Belgian is more than worthy of Ryan Giggs’ old shirt number, and he finally spoke out about it in an interview with ManUtd.com.

“Ryan has helped me a lot and is like a godfather,” he said. “He has told me to work hard on the training pitch and the rest is more personal. We talk about football a lot.”

“I learned a lot from him and the experience was great. He was such a good player to watch and is my favourite player of all time at United.”

“Could I imagine playing at 40? Of course, if I am still fit. You never lose your quality, that’s something I learned from him.”

“I was really happy to get the number of such a legend and it was a really big deal for me,” Januzaj added.

“I went to the office and they asked me if I wanted the shirt. I wasn’t going to say no! Straight away I said “of course” and I didn’t have to think about it. It was a “yes” straight away.”

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