Ro-Shaun Williams performing at Old Trafford for the Under-23s.

Williams leaves United in permanent move

Wednesday 30 January 2019 17:18

Manchester United defender Ro-Shaun Williams has moved to Shrewsbury Town on a permanent transfer for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-and-a-half year contract with his new club.

The 20-year-old local lad has been a stalwart of the Under-23s team, captaining Ricky Sbragia’s side on many occasions, and showing his leadership qualities at the heart of the defence.

Ro-Shaun Williams has been a regular in the Under-23s for several seasons.

After twice being on the bench for the first team in the 2015/16 season, he was also part of the senior tour to the United States last summer.

Williams rose through the ranks at United and gained valuable experience both domestically and in the UEFA Youth League.

United have previously dealt with the Shrews when sending keeper Dean Henderson there on loan in the 2017/18 campaign. The Montgomery Waters Meadow outfit are bidding to ensure they remain above the relegation zone in League One and have an FA Cup fourth-round replay against Wolves to look forward to next week.

Everybody at the club would like to wish Ro-Shaun the very best of luck for the next chapter of his career.

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