Manchester United ended 2019 in style as they secured a handsome 2-0 victory over Burnley.
Anthony Martial opened the scoring just before the half-time whistle with another great shot. Even though it took the entirety of the next half plus added time for Marcus Rashford to seal the victory, the Red Devils were dominant for much of the game.
It was certainly a convincing performance for a side that were fatigued from the Christmas fixtures.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was deft one his squad rotation, giving further chances for academy graduates. Fans certainly took notice of that and one player, in particular, shone through well.
Brandon Williams was impeccable in his showing and the numbers were there to show it. In addition to being effective on the flank, the starlet was also good at creating chances. Fans heaped praises on his display.
It is simple to say that of all the academy graduates to have had a fortunate season so far, Williams has been having the finest one just in a matter of few months.
These tweets certainly show that he is already a fan favorite.
Brandon Williams deserves to be first choice left back. Burnley are a tough ground for any opponent but aged 19 dealing with aerial threats, physical battles, getting up and down the pitch and being an option for the team at the same time was incredible. What a performance.
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) December 28, 2019
It’s already pretty clear that Brandon Williams is the most talented young (under 22) full-back in the whole of the Premier League. By a mile.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) December 28, 2019
Williams can easily become the go-to wingman for the side during such fixture-laden periods. Effective and impactful, it is rare for the side to enjoy such a spectrum of form from a youngster. In that regard, this season has been a delight for academy graduates with Mason Greenwood another player to entourage impeccable form as well.
Given the fact that United’s flanks have been shaky for much of the last few campaigns and often overly reliant on few players, the sheer quality of these players paints great hope for the future.