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A local lad who operates at full-back and can be well pleased with his progress.
Williams made his Under-18s debut as a substitute for the final minutes of the 4-2 defeat to Reading in the final league outing of 2016/17. The defender blossomed into a regular starter for the young Reds, making 22 appearances across domestic competitions and in the UEFA Youth League. Despite plenty of competition for a place, he worked hard to add a real attacking edge to his game and became a key component of a stylish side. The teenager's performances were rewarded in April 2018, when he signed his first professional contract with the club.
Bowler hats off to these Newton Heath boys, for battering Wolves 10-1 on this day in 1892! That's still our record league win, although Andy Cole and co came mightily close to it in 1995 (9-0 v Ipswich).
"Back at the Aon Training Complex there’s a different changing room for the first team so I just come in and train, but now I’ve got to know the people so it’s good."