Brandon Williams has signed a new four-year deal with Manchester United, keeping him at Old Trafford until 2024.
The Red Devils have rewarded him with a new contract after the defender enjoyed an outstanding breakthrough season.
According to The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell, as per @utdreport, he will earn wages worth up to £65,000-a-week, having agreed improved terms with his boyhood club. Man United retain the option to extend the agreement by a further year.
Although the 19-year-old was overlooked for the pre-season tour of Australia and Asia, the academy graduate didn’t let this setback deter him, playing five games in the Europa League this season prior to the lockdown, making 1.2 tackles per game, averaging 1.6 interceptions, and completing 1.4 clearances on average (via WhoScored).
Valued at £9.9m via Transfermarkt, the England U20 international is surely a cheaper option than Sporting Lisbon defender Nuno Mendes, who Solskjaer has been linked with in recent weeks, as the Portuguese could be at the centre of a bidding war between Ed Woodward and Liverpool.
Unsurprisingly, lots of United fans waxed lyrical over the “absolute bargain” on social media, with several supporters declaring the news “brilliant” and “gargantuan.”
Scroll through some of the glowing reactions so far…
Williams deserved this new deal, he's had a great debut season. This has been handled exactly the way it should be, sign a lower wage contract initially, get your chances, perform and you'll earn a better one.
— Daniel (@UtdApollo) August 4, 2020
Absolute bargain 👌👍🍻🍻🍻
— Lance Taylor 🐝❤️ (@LanceTaylorMCR) August 4, 2020
If anyone deserved a new contract after this season it was Brandon Williams!
— One Utd (@OneUtdOfficial) August 4, 2020
This youngster has made great headway on the left and definitely contributed to the 3rd place finish we took. But Woodward and Glaser pay him peanuts.
— Gavin (@GavKinn) August 5, 2020
He deserves it.. watch out for that boy.. he will be the best left back in the world soon
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— Double D (@SomyD13) August 4, 2020
Gargantuan club. honestly so well-deserved, he’s been brilliant this season, stepped up well in Shaw’s absence
— Mohawk Watch (@mohawkwatch) August 5, 2020
pushed Shaw into stepping us his game, did incredibly well before lock down, well deserved 👏
— 🇳🇬Silver-spring🇳🇬 (@Silvers_spring) August 4, 2020
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