Brandon Williams’s mean streak is impressing Man Utd team-mates – The News


  Brandon Williams is fighting his way to the top at Manchester United .  The teenage left-back has wowed boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and United fans since bursting on to the scene  And his impressive performances have left Luke Shaw – injured since August – battling for his Old Trafford future  Williams’ progress has been so fast and impressive that senior members of Solskjaer’s coaching staff believe he is on track to overtake Shaw – and has the potential to become United’s number one THIS season  The 19-year-old starlet takes no prisoners – and club insiders say that even United hard man Marcos Rojo admires the youngster’s aggression and tenacity  And no wonder. Williams is a ­cousin of Super Feather-weight English boxing champion Zelfa Barrett – and clearly shares his love of getting stuck in after a string of dust-ups since breaking through to the first team  After being booked in his first senior game – the EFL Cup win over Rochdale in September – Williams showed he’s not one to back down after squaring up to Dani de Wit on his full debut in the Europa League draw against AZ Alkmaar in Holland   Williams also jostled with Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi in the EFL cup victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, sending the England star over an advertising hoarding   And he clashed with Brighton attacker Neal Maupay in a similar tussle on his full Premier League debut ahead of the international break  Solskjaer and his staff are happy for England Under-20 star Williams to use his natural fire and competitiveness to get physical – as long as he stays within the rules  But he was warned by United coaches to cool it after being sent off in a pre-season friendly for head-butting Accrington Stanley captain Sean McConville  A source at United’s Carrington training ground said: “Brandon is making a big name for himself, especially among the senior players  “He is a talented footballer and everyone likes his attitude and willingness to get stuck in Read More Mirror Football’s Top Stories  “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 ”  Williams’ eagerness to give everything for the cause is earning an army of United fans But his rise is doing nothing for Shaw’s faltering career at Old Trafford.

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