Brandon Williams.

Williams vows to learn from Wembley experience

Tuesday 21 July 2020 13:40

Manchester United defender and lifelong Reds supporter Brandon Williams is focused only on the future, with his mind fixed on two huge Premier League games that will define the season.

The hard-working youth product has impressed supporters since making his first-team debut last September and, impressively, he now has 31 appearances to his name, as well as one goal (a brilliant strike against Sheffield United last year). 

It has unquestionably been a positive campaign for the 19-year-old Manchester lad and a large part of his success is clearly down to a determined attitude that was nurtured in the United Academy. 

Williams has drawn on that strength this week following the disappointing Emirates FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, when the Reds were unfortunately beaten 3-1 by Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.
Brandon accepts the team did not perform as expected, but remains upbeat and plans to use that frustration as energy during our two remaining Premier League fixtures, knowing that victories over West Ham United and Leicester City would guarantee UEFA Champions League football next season.

“Mistakes are made to learn from,” writes Williams via his official Instagram account. “We know as a team and individuals we were not good enough, and I and the team hold our hands up to that. But we’ve got two big games ahead of us to put things right and put this club back into the competitions where it belongs. So we move on and focus on Wednesday. Minor setbacks, major comebacks.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has of course played a major role in Brandon’s development this season and the manager was quick to praise the full-back on Sunday, during the post-match press conference. 

“You saw Brandon and the character he showed,” said the boss. “He played a square pass into [Mason] Mount [which led to their second goal] and he probably felt a bit responsible, but for the rest of the half he was absolutely outstanding. The kid has been out for a while and not played, and had the eye injury, but his character and personality out there was great, he kept going and kept going.”

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With Luke Shaw currently out injured, Williams is expected to retain his starting place for Wednesday’s Premier League match against West Ham at the Theatre of Dreams.

Any kind of victory for United would lift the Reds up to third place in the table and create a three-point lead over Leicester, who will provide the opposition in Sunday’s season finale.

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