Manchester United youngster Brandon Williams has named two of his toughest opponents in training as Daniel James and Paul Pogba.
Williams, 19, has been United’s breakthrough star of the season after not even being selected in for the summer tour of Australia and the Far East
The 19-year-old has made 25 appearances in all competitions, after fearlessly taking the position of Luke Shaw when the left-back endured a sustained period on the sidelines.
Crumpsall-born Williams has more than held his own since stepping up the first-team, but has admitted that two players with unique but different abilities are most challenging to get the ball from in training.
He first named Paul Pogba, who is the most complete player in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
“You’re not getting near him, his arms are so strong he’s so tall,” Williams told BT Sport.
“You won’t see the ball all you see is the guy in front of you and he’ll be gone. He’ll turn you and shoot and just do whatever he does because he’s got all the skills.
We are looking forward to seeing the Frenchman in action when the Premier League returns next month after he spent the hiatus recovering from the ankle injury that has kept him out for the majority of the season.
The prospect of a midfield partnership with totemic new signing Bruno Fernandes is particularly exciting for United fans.
Meanwhile, Williams also discussed the difficulty in coming up against the raw pace of Daniel James.
“He’s unbelievably quick, it’s impossible to get near him, he will leave you,” he added.
James’ destructive speed on the counter-attack is what has made him such an astute signing from Swansea City. The Welsh winger will also have a big part to play as United aim to finish in the Champions League spots in the nine remaining games of the season.