Brandon Williams is player Manchester United needs amid squad rebuild

Tanish Chachra
|Published 13/11/2019

Brandon Williams is the kind of ruthless player Manchester United needs amid the plans of squad redevelopment by Ole Solskjaer.

Brandon Williams made his first Premier League start against Brighton in the previous game-week of the league and was awarded as the man of the match in the 3-1 win by the Red Devils.

Amidst, the suspension of Ashley Young and sidelined Luke Shaw because of injury, Williams got his chance of trade in the first team and the 19-year-old lived up to the expectations.

During his performance, several Manchester United fans have noticed that the young full-back seems to have a ruthless streak in him to go alongside his playing ability.

His aggression on the field was well noticed and Manchester United has been missing such an aggressive attitude on the field, which Williams is promising to give.

His cousin is super featherweight boxer Zelfa Barrett whose record currently stands at 23-1. It shows that a ruthless streak exists within the Williams family.

The 19-year-old has already endeared himself to most United fans in his altercations with Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi and Brighton’s Neal Maupay.

Williams’ tussle with those two ended up with his one opponent tumbling over the advertising boards while the other was a face to face. Even Manchester United gaffer Ole Solsjkaer was full of praises for the young full-back.

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“Brandon was excellent. He’s played well before, but the first start at Old Trafford in a Premier League game, you don’t know how he’s going to react.

“I told him on Thursday just look forward to this one, I thought it was fairer to him when he’s playing the first game that he didn’t play on Thursday, so excellent performance. He’s really, really impressed me, I have to say, he’s making it hard to leave him out.”

With this, Williams is expected to make much more appearances for the Red Devils in the future course and could be vital first team member.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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