Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted he’s found a player in exciting young left-back Brandon Williams.
The 19-year-old started for the Red Devils against Partizan Belgrade in tonight’s Europa League victory and was one of the team’s most impressive performers.
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Williams looks the latest top talent coming through United’s academy at the moment, with the likes of Mason Greenwood, James Garner and Angel Gomes also gaining more first-team opportunities since Solskjaer became manager.
Still, it does seem like Williams might now be the best-placed of those to become a regular for Man Utd, particularly as Luke Shaw has struggled for fitness and form for much of his career at Old Trafford.
In what could be taken as a thinly-veiled warning to Shaw, Solskjaer said after today’s game that he has ‘found’ a left-back – perhaps signalling he’s ready to make the youngster his first choice over Shaw at some point in the near future.
As quoted by the Manchester Evening News, the Norwegian said: “Brandon man of the match – absolutely excellent, fantastic attitude, great defending, great in the air, gets us the penalty by driving the ball forward, brave, we have found a left-back there.”