Manchester United were in an absolutely rejuvenated form as they won 3-1 against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday. This win ensures that Old Trafford has witnessed 6 goals in the past three days, with a positive offensive performance also gracing them against Partizan on Thursday.
First-half goals included a lucky opener from Andreas Pereira and an own goal from Davy Tropper. Lewis Dunk did net a good header in the second-half, only for Marcus Rashford to cement a winner into the top-half of the net minutes later.
Brandon Williams made his full Premier League debut during the fixture and fans were very appreciative of the efforts of the teenager.
Williams made the first-team cut due to Ashley Young’s suspension from having picked up five yellow cards.
Fans were anticipating this from days now and weren’t disappointed as the academy graduate brought an entertaining form of aggression to the pitch.
His take-ons were confident as were the swagger of his forward runs with multiple Red Devils taking to Twitter to continue heaping praise on the starlet.
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) November 10, 2019
Brandon Williams has bossed this, again. Bright future for him. Hope he gets the green light when Luke Shaw is back – he deserves it.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) November 10, 2019
Brandon Williams showing once again he is not phased in the slightest about playing at this level. Ruffled up Maupay, flew up and down that flank and made some great tackles. What a talent.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) November 10, 2019
United have had a steady influx of first-team talents this campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Williams has been a special one amongst them.
Having not been named in the pre-season squad where the likes of Angel Gomes, Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong, and James Garner made their marks, the rise of Williams has been nothing short of a miracle.
For the longest time fans have been worried about that left-back spot with Luke Shaw’s injury concerns and Ashley Young’s age. Needless to say, after the kind of performances Williams has been putting in, there is much hope in the side’s future at that flank.
In fact, Solskjaer may actually have a hard time choosing between him and Young when they return to Premier League football two weeks later.