Manchester United defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers in the replay of the third round of FA Cup on January 15, 2020. Juan Mata scored the only goal of the game to bag three points for his side. However, United fans are said to be delighted with the rise of some young players such as Brandon Williams.
Many young players have now established their position in Manchester United's first team squad. This includes the likes of Mason Greenwood and Scott McTominay. However, another youngster, Brandon Williams has attracted attention from the club and the fans alike.
Brandon Williams vs Wolves:— Man Utd Malaysia (@MUFC_Malaysia) January 16, 2020
100% long ball accuracy
86% pass accuracy
6/7 duels won
1 key pass
He did brilliantly against both Traore and Neto pic.twitter.com/OAI53GVlG7
Brandon William made his debut for the first team in the EFL Cup in September, 2019. Due to his impressive performance, he was offered a new contract in October. He is considered as a bright prospect for United’s defence. With Luke Shaw’s disappointing performance, Williams has taken advantage of every opportunity. The player was praised after his amazing performance against Wolves in the FA Cup replay round. The player is a likely threat to replace Luke Shaw at Old Trafford. Williams is known for his ball control and he is considered as an asset while defending. He is a pacy defender with the ability to contribute in the attack.
The more I watch Brandon Williams, the more I like what I see. Another exciting young English talent. 👏🏻👏🏻— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 15, 2020
This kid Brandon Williams has made himself favorite on the left full back. I hope he gets more matches than Shaw pic.twitter.com/re26Isy5bF— Mr. Kennedy (@Abbabylon) January 16, 2020
They put Traore on the left and tried to switch him over, thinking that our boy would be tired. He ended up pocketing both him and Neto for most of the game. He also showed the rough side that we all love. Brandon Williams is becoming a firm favourite. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/hW9M4rW5dM— Manchester United Worldwide (@Free5too) January 16, 2020
Brandon Williams has to be the first choice full back for the rest of the season. Offers more than anyone else at LB defensively, offensively and just doesn’t stop working his socks off. Won the penalty and should’ve had a goal today. He’s ready.— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) January 11, 2020
The match with Wolves was goalless till the first half of the game. However, Juan Mata scored the only goal of the match, after he received a through ball from Anthony Martial in the 67th minute. The victory means that Manchester United are through to the next round of the competition. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will next play against Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday, January 19, 2020.