Man Utd legend Patrice Evra reveals he convinced Solskjaer to give Brandon Williams first-team chance


PATRICE EVRA has revealed he persuaded Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to give Brandon Williams a chance in the first-team.

Williams has played 22 times for United this season, impressing at left-back and Evra was keen to see the 19-year-old be given a chance at Old Trafford.

 Brandon Williams has become a regular in the United side.

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Brandon Williams has become a regular in the United side.Credit: Getty Images – Getty


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The move to bring Williams in to the side has seen Luke Shaw shift into a three at centre-back.

Evra told COPA90: “I’m doing my coaching badges at Manchester United, I go like two weeks per month to do my course, and someone sent me a video about Brandon.

“I was watching it and was like ‘Wow, he has got something I really love’.

“So, I saw him, and he was tough, and after the training session I went with the first-team and I saw Ole.

“I said ‘Ole, do you know about that kid Brandon Williams?’

“Yeah, they say he is good.’



The 38-year-old pleaded with Solskjaer to give the youngster a chance and has now become a regular in the United side.

Evra added: “I said ‘Trust me Ole, since I left I can see he can play he can play at left-back.’

“I said ‘Please give him a chance’.”

During Evra’s time at Old Trafford, the Frenchman won five Premier League titles and won the Champions League in 2008.

Williams, who is similar to Evra in terms of pace and attacking style, has started nine of United’s last 11 games, repaying the faith Solskjaer has shown in him.

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Williams started at left wing-back during the 1-1 draw at Club Brugge in the Europa League.

And he could keep his place in the team as they host Watford on Sunday as they aim to break into the top four.

After the 2-0 win against Chelsea on Monday, the gap between the two sides is down to just three points but they still remain without top scorer Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba.

Rashford and Pogba now face a battle to be fit before the end of the season as the pair look aim to be ready for Euro 2020 in the summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discusses squad rotation before Manchester United draw 1-1 away to Club Brugge in the Europa League last 32





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