Brandon Williams set for new contract at Manchester United

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.’

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.

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