Manchester United youngster Brandon Williams has been showcasing his top level mentality and determination to remain in the Red’s first team ahead of tomorrow’s crucial Europa League quarter-final match against FC Copenhagen.
Williams, 19, made the step-up to first-team level in September 2019 when he came on as a substitute in his side’s EFL Cup win over Rochdale.
Since his senior competitive debut, the young full-back has gone onto make 17 Premier League, 6 FA Cup, 5 EFL Cup and 6 Europa League appearances, as per TransferMarkt.
Despite seemingly cementing himself as a first-team regular, Williams knows that things can change very quickly in football and only the most determined consistently perform at a top level.
The young Englishman has been keen to remind his manager that he is not taking anything for granted and reiterated his desire to keep working hard in order not to fall back down the pecking order.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s European knock-out match, as quoted by Manchester Evening News, Williams said: “I think it’s not a case of that. At any time I can drop down to the 23s and anything I wanna keep working hard and try and play as many games as I can.
“I think it’s just down to myself to keep on performing, keep myself fit and every game like I am, always ready for the next game but we’ve got a game tomorrow and a one-off we need to win.”
Williams went onto explain that he does not have a preference over where he plays on the pitch and that he is just wants to be involved, he said: “It’s from being a kid here, it’s part of the club DNA to have that passion. It’s got to be controlled and not over the top. It’s what the United coaches gave me.
“Wherever the manager wants me to play, I’ll put a shift in. It doesn’t matter where I play.”