Brandon Williams has been tipped to be ‘fast-tracked’ through Manchester United’s ranks following some impressive displays this season.
There has been a lot of talk in recent months about Manchester United‘s academy prospects, though many of the conversations have centred around 18-year-old striker Mason Greenwood, as well as other talented youngsters such as Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and James Garner.
However, it has been Brandon Williams who has made one of the better impressions among the Old Trafford Faithful so far this season, the right-footed left-back having made a number of dynamic displays for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
The 19-year-old has made seven appearances for United so far this season, mainly in the cup competitions, though he was afforded his first Premier League start in their 3-1 win over Brighton last weekend, while also impressing against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
Brandon Williams' game by numbers vs. Brighton:
88% pass accuracy
1 chance created
1 shot on target
A solid first Premier League start. 👏 pic.twitter.com/9ZC39QBuaN
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 10, 2019
Such have been his performances, some have even suggested that first-choice left-back Luke Shaw – who is currently out injured – could have a job on his hands trying to get back into the side once he returns to fitness.
Despite his lack of experience, the England U20 international has certainly seemed to relish a physical tussle, and a club insider has tipped the full-back to be ‘fast-tracked’ through the United ranks having impressed the clubs more senior stars, especially the ever-fiery Marcos Rojo.
“Brandon is making a big name for himself, especially among the senior players,” the source reportedly told The Mirror.
“He is a talented footballer and everyone likes his attitude and willingness to get stuck in.
“He’s got a mean streak that Marcos Rojo loves! Everyone inside the club thinks he’s got a big future ahead of him, and that’s been recognised with the manager happy to play him against Brighton.
“There’s a lot of talk that he’s the future at left-back, sooner rather than later.
“Trent Alexander-Arnold has been fast-tracked at Liverpool and everyone can see the same happening with Brandon.”