How Brandon Williams Saved Manchester United £50 Million
Struggling at Left-Back
Manchester United have struggled at left-back ever since Luke Shaw broke his leg in 2015.
The Englishman became the most expensive teenager in history when he joined the Red Devils from Southampton in 2014 and showed lots of promise in his opening season there.
However, a leg break in the Champions League group stage in 2015 sidelined him for the rest of the season and massively stunted what could have been a special career.
Although Shaw has returned to being first choice in the position, the full-back hasn’t shown the promise or capabilities he once did.
United have had difficulties at left-back ever since this occurred, and it looked as if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was going to do something about this in the summer. Until Brandon Williams arrived on the scene.
Brandon Williams – A Fantastic Replacement, and More
Upon Shaw’s hamstring injury at the beginning of the season, Ashley Young stepped in to take his place. The experienced Englishman was solid as ever, but nothing special, so Solskjaer turned to Williams.
The 19-year-old came in and took to life in the first team by storm, scoring a goal in just his second start, on top of impressive displays. Having become a fan favourite immediately upon his first appearance, it is no surprise that Williams has gone on to become a regular in the starting XI.
The full-back has appeared in seven of the Red Devils’ last ten Premier League matches, playing well in each. Furthermore, the added competition has seemingly improved Shaw, who now looks a completely different player to the beginning of the season.
Solskjaer’s £50 Million Plans Stopped by Brandon Williams
The Sun’s report stated that Williams had recently held talks with the club over a new deal, and according to an Old Trafford source, the manager told Williams to “keep doing what he’s doing” and “keep his feet on the ground”.
Furthermore, he said that “at the same time, Ole has stopped looking for a new left-back. Brandon has done enough”.
“Ole loves Brandon’s attitude and he will be here next season. The bosses think he will save them £50m”.