The Manchester United fas in the Transfer Tavern have been congratulating their young defender, Brandon Williams, as the left-back has put pen to paper on his first senior deal with the club. The 17-year-old has played 17 games for United’s U18 side in the U18 Premier League and has registered four assists in that time. Fans can read more about their latest senior player on the Manchester United website.
#MUFC Under-18s defender Brandon Williams has put pen-to-paper on his first professional contract!
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 30 April 2018
The young full-back grew up around Manchester and has been at the club for almost ten years having joined as a seven-year-old. Williams has been part of the successful United side that was won the U18 Premier League North title and he’ll be apart of the squad that faces Chelsea in Saturday’s national play-off final at Leigh Sport Village. The defender will join players such as Scott McTominay, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford who also came through the club’s youth ranks.
Manchester United have a rich history of developing young players from Manchester and have long-held a tradition of including homegrown players in matchday squads. When the Red Devils beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 back on October 30th, it marked 80 years of homegrown players featuring in the squad with at least one player from the club’s academy being in a matchday squad since October 30th 1937. Brandon Williams is just the latest player in a long tradition and he’ll be keen to make a name for himself at Old Trafford.
You can read our local Red Devils’ verdict on Williams’ first deal here:
Congrats Brandon…now to push on. Good luck and well deserved!
— The MUFC Academy (@mrmujac) 1 May 2018
— United Report (@ManUtdReport_) 30 April 2018
Get innnnn, congrats!
— Daniel (@UtdDxn) April 30, 2018
Well done Brandon and well deserved. #MUFC
— Em (@MilnerEmily) April 30, 2018
Fantastic news. Been well impressed with him this season. Good luck to him
— Craig Therin (@therin86) 30 April 2018
Congratulations to him! #MUFC
— Bosun Abdulkareem (@Sirbosun) April 30, 2018
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Well done all the best with your career
— Gerard Martin (@Germartin2279) 30 April 2018