Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams

Manchester United talent Williams set for ‘serious upgrade’ following impressive breakthrough campaign

Manchester United are set to reward Brandon Williams with a ‘serious upgrade’ of his contract following the youngster’s first-team breakthrough this season.

The academy graduate has enjoyed a rapid rise since making his senior debut in a Carabao Cup tie against Rochdale in September, establishing himself as a regular member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team set-up and making 26 appearances in all competitions.

Williams only signed a new £4,000-a-week contract shortly after his emergence this season, but according to The Athletic, the teenager is set to be rewarded with significantly improved terms to reflect his growing status in the Red Devils’ squad.

The left-back is from the Harpurhey area of north Manchester and has been part of the club’s academy system since the age of seven, whilst he has also represented England at youth level and his progress is already being monitored by Gareth Southgate.

Manchester United are, however, keen not to provide ‘too much too soon’ for their academy graduates but recognise that Williams’ rise is deserving of a new deal, with contemporaries such as Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw earning vastly superior salaries at present, the former on a reported £50,000-a-week.

Williams is currently preparing for the Premier League’s behind-closed-doors return later this month, United set to face former manager Jose Mourinho and Tottenham in their first fixture following the league’s restart.

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