Brandon Williams Showed Against Wolves Why He Should Always Start Over Luke Shaw

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Spreading a disappointing spell amongst the supporters, Manchester United’s clash against Wolves in the FA Cup Third Round concluded 0-0 with both sides showcasing poor performances.

Intending to deploy a better team against Man City on Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, Solskjaer rotated the squad for the FA Cup fixture. Consequently, the weakened team failed to make their mark in the game, thus not being able to ascertain their supremacy.

It wasn’t an eventful tie, however Luke Shaw’s replacement for the game happened to have attracted quite a lot of eyes with his performance.

Brandon Williams displayed his best yet again, proving to be a force to reckon with in the left flank. The 19-year-old has baffled the supporters as much as the opposition, by pocketing Adama Traore who has been lethal this season.

Furthermore, the teenager has done no harm to his record, as Manchester United have never lost a game in which the talented left-back started. (6 wins, 4 draws)

In contrast to the conviction usually displayed by Luke Shaw, the Englishman portrayed how much he was willing to give it his all in a certain moment during the final stages of the significant fixture.


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After passing the ball to Nemanja Matic in the 83rd minute, the teenage talent sprinted with admirable speed through the left flank, which failed to produce any results with Andreas Periera failing to complete a pass.

Nevertheless, his boost of senses and conviction at the final minutes of the game has shown the supporters how efficient he could get down the flanks. And owing to his performance against the Wolves, the United manager might actually start thinking to give the right footer more opportunities in the future.

Moreover, the Norwegian manager had proclaimed: “He’s just improving day by day”.

Regardless, following are the stats concerning Williams in the FA Cup fixture: