Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has lauded Brandon Williams for his impact since his breakthrough into the first-team.
Williams, 19, has all but established himself as first-choice left back at Manchester United, surpassing Luke Shaw who has struggled for form and with injuries this season.
What is so remarkable about Williams’ rise is that he wasn’t even selected in the touring party to Australia and Asia for pre-season.
But the academy graduate has taken his opportunity in the first-team and is now a firm fan favourite at Old Trafford.
In Friday’s pre-match press conference ahead of the Liverpool clash on Sunday, Solskjaer praised the youngster’s mentality.
“I think he’s been absolutely outstanding since he came in, every challenge we’ve put in front of him he’s tackled head on,” Solskjaer said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“He’s only 19, made 10 or 11 starts but he reminds me so much of the mentality of Gary Neville and I think he’ll enjoy going to Anfield, to put it that way.”
There are certainly similarities in the ruthlessness and aggression displayed between the youngster so far and Neville on the pitch.
Williams manages to control his aggression well, and also has the pace and ambition to get forward which make him such a promising full-back for United.
We expect Williams to start again on Sunday, this time at league leaders Liverpool at Anfield.