Manchester United confirms the signing of Youngster

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Premier League giants, Manchester United, have confirmed that Brandon Williams has put pen to paper to sign a new contract with the club, which is set to expire in the summer of 2022 including an option to extend for a year.

Williams, who plays in the left-back position, made his successful senior debut for the Red Devils in their 1-1 draw against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup last month. The youngster also made the starting lineup for the club’s Europa League match against AZ Alkmaar which ended in a draw.

This will be the left-back second contract with the Old Trafford outfit, as he put pen to paper his first professional contract with the Reds’ eighteen months ago.

Due to his attacking and defensive skills, the 19-year-old left-back is one of the four prolific academy graduates – Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood, James Garner and himself – to have been handed their debuts by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

With an injury putting Luke Shaw on the sidelines since August, Williams path to being a favorite in the senior team was with no potholes.

Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford, who are both perfect examples of the Red devils’ graduate, was said to be impressed by the performance Williams pulled up in his first start for the team.

McTominay said after their 1-1 draw AZ Alkmaar: “I thought he did brilliantly.

“I said to him before the game to just be himself and told him he had nothing to worry about.

“I told him to go and play the game like it was a Reserves match or he was playing in the park with his mates… you don’t want to think too much about it, you just need to go out, express yourself, show what you can do and that’s what he did.”

 


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