The Huge Role Patrice Evra Played In Brandon Williams’ Breakthrough

Brandon Williams and Daniel James in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Adama Traore.

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Brandon WIlliams has enjoyed an explosive emergence this season, featuring in plenty of starting XI sheets recently. The teenager has been phenomenal at the back, impressing the manager and the supporters equally well.

And now, Patrice Evra has made a rather big claim that he had a significant role in the 19-year-old’s dramatic emergence. The club legend ensured that Williams received the opportunity, being convinced of the pure talents the Englishman possessed.

On the COPA90 YouTube channel, Evra proclaimed, ‘I’m doing my coaching badges at Manchester United, I go like two weeks per month to do my course, and someone sent me a video about Brandon. I was watching it and was like “wow, he has got something I really love”.’

The former France international then disclosed the fact that he went to the United youth sessions to have a better look on the potential star prior to report his findings to the head coach.

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‘I went to training and actually he was with the U21s, and they made me do a session as well with the U21s,’ Evra added.

‘So, I saw him, and he was tough, and after the training session I went with the first-team and I saw Ole. I said “Ole, do you know about that kid Brandon Williams?” “Yeah, they say he is good”.

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‘I said “trust me Ole, since I left I can see he can play he can play at left back.” I said please give him a chance.’

With having even a goal up his name, the youngster is certainly transitioning to a solid fan-favourite, with Luke Shaw still not up to his peak form.

Regardless, with plenty of games left to play this season, it would get easier to assess and compare both defenders better as the season advances further into the final stages.