Manchester United are ready to offer teenage defender Brandon Williams a new contract, according to The Athletic.
This may come as a bit of a surprise given Williams only signed his current contract in October but due to his impressive development and rise into the first-team, it sounds like the club are not taking any risks and want to reward him with a bigger deal.
Maybe you will appreciate the move from United when you consider that Williams, earning £4,000 per week, is challenging Luke Shaw for the left-back position.
Shaw, on the other hand, earns £190,000 per week.
Williams broke into the first team this season and is already fighting for a place in the starting line-up. He has played 26 games so far this season — starting 19 of those — and he had his name to a goal against Sheffield United in November.
The youngster gives Ole Gunnar Solskjaer options to go with three at the back, including Shaw, and that usually sees Williams operate as a wing back.
Gary Neville heaped praise on the teenager in January, saying: ‘I like Brandon Williams… He has that look in his eye of someone that would eat his opponent’s nose to win the match.’
I like Brandon Williams. What I like about him specifically is he has that look in his eye of someone that would eat his opponents nose to win the match. Keep going kid! Oh he can play football to which is always a bonus 👍🏻
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) January 16, 2020
Hopefully United can get Williams tied down to a long-term deal because he looks like the future at left back.
There’s nothing wrong with a big of competition and it’s already helped push Shaw on this season.