Brandon Williams runs past Phil Bardsley during Manchester United's 2-0 win over Burnley.

Williams voted Man of the Match against Burnley

Saturday 28 December 2019 23:45

Brandon Williams has been named Manchester United's Man of the Match for his excellent display in the 2-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday night.

The full-back - playing in his first Premier League game since we hosted Aston Villa at the start of the month - put in a superb performance at Turf Moor and was one of three players picked for the poll shortlist by former United defender Wes Brown, alongside first goalscorer Anthony Martial and lightning winger Daniel James.

Williams ultimately came out on top after collecting 42 per cent of the votes cast in our Official App, while Martial was marginally ahead of James by 30 per cent to 28.
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The youngster also gained possession six times and made three clearances during the game, while his pace going forward caused nightmares for the Burnley backline - so much so that Phil Bardsley was booked for a poor tackle on him midway through the first half.

It wasn’t just going forward where our no.53 excelled, as he also shone defensively, helping the Reds to keep a Premier League clean sheet for the first time since September.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for the 19-year-old.

“Brandon’s never let us down this season,” the boss told reporters. 

“He’s been excellent and he’s growing and improving. I told him a few weeks ago he was going to play and he’s just been focused on tonight and he did really well."

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