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A local lad who operates at full-back and can be delighted 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, and he went on to captain the Under-18s on occasions under Neil Ryan.

A real highlight came when he was drafted into the senior squad for the sensational Champions League victory at Paris Saint-Germain, even if he did not quite make the bench on the trip. A committed defender with power and passion, he scored four times in 23 games for the Under-18s in 2018/19 and was introduced to the Under-23s, appearing three times before his full-time elevation to Premier League 2 level.

After a strong start to the 2019/20 campaign, during which he skippered the Under-23 side, Brandon was given his senior United debut at Old Trafford during the Carabao Cup tie against Rochdale on 25 September 2019. He managed to work his way into the side and scored his first Premier League goal in the 3-3 draw with Sheffield United in November 2019.

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I think the modern full-back is an attacker as well. I like attacking. I like defending. I love getting up and down.


Goal of the Day: Williams v Sheff Utd video

W is for Williams, and Brandon's first goal for the Reds inspired a second-half fightback at Bramall Lane...

Bruno's cross is cut out by Brandon Williams.

Reds discuss the new training regime Article

Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Brandon Williams and Angel Gomes tell us about life at the Aon Training Complex.

Brandon Williams celebrates at Sheffield United.

Magic moment: Brandon's belter Article

A maiden strike by Brandon Williams was followed by the sort of spirit fostered in the United Academy.

Brandon Williams holds off Joao Cancelo.

What do you need to be a top defender? Article

Brandon Williams and Wes Brown discuss the tricks of their defensive trade in a masterclass interview.

Jones, Bailly, De Gea, Maguire, Greenwood, Chong, Shaw, Garner, Fred, Dalot, Mata and Bruno Fernandes training in Marbella

Who is United's most two-footed player? Article

You might think it's Mason Greenwood but detailed passing analysis suggests it's someone else.

Ask Man Utd: Maguire x Williams video

If you could spend lockdown with one player, who would it be? Watch until the end to see who Harry & Brandon agree on...

Jesse Lingard and Scott McTominay.

Scott and Jesse pick their all-time Academy XI Article

There are some surprises in the boys' side – find out which two current first-teamers get in and who misses out!

Williams and Greenwood.

'Brandon and Mason have that mental edge' Article

United coach Kieran McKenna believes the Academy duo's strong attitude sets a vital example for other aspiring stars.

Bruno Fernandes prepares to shoot while wearing the black kit against LASK in Austria

Why Bruno, Brandon and co love the black kit Article

Bruno Fernandes favours United's third kit but he isn't the only Red with a reason to enjoy wearing it.

Brandon Williams

Williams brings the heat in his home workout video

It'll take more than a lockdown to stop Brandon! The young Red is all about that hard work and dedication...

Brandon Williams during the Man Utd v Man City match at Old Trafford

Brandon’s debut campaign video

A first goal in pro football, lung-bursting runs and tough tackles: it’s been quite the breakthrough year for our no.53…

Axel Tuanzebe and Brandon Williams Google Hangout

United Hangout: Tuanzebe x Williams video

Catch up with Axel and Brandon on all things Academy, plus how the lads ensure they eat well during football’s hiatus…

Axel Tuanzebe

Tuanzebe: We want to be like Class of '92 Article

Our homegrown centre-back believes the current Academy graduates can emulate a special group from the past.

Brandon Williams.

Brandon: The boy who has no fear Article

Check out this long read, from a January edition of United Review, on our homegrown left-back.

Who is your January Player of the Month? Article

Four players have been shortlisted, but which will you vote for? Here's all you need to know about the contenders.

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