Matt Owen and Bobbi Hadgraft discuss the young and upcoming players within their respective teams
BY Matt Owen and Bobbi Hadgraft
Brandon Williams emerged into the first team earlier last year when he was in the 23-man squad for the quarter final of the Champions League against PSG, where Manchester United were trailing by two goals to nil.
Although he was not involved in the match day squad, he has come on leaps and bounds cementing himself as the first choice left back over Luke Shaw. Since his first senior start against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League, Williams scored his first senior goal in the Premier League against Sheffield United, helping Manchester United secure a 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane.
Williams is a dynamic, tenacious and attack-minded left back who loves to get up the pitch and help create opportunities for the team. Solskjaer has put immense trust in the youngster, starting him in two crucial games against Manchester City. With Williams gaining confidence in each match he plays, who knows what he can achieve in the future.
Keane Lewis-Potter is an attacking prospect who has come up the ranks for Championship side, Hull City.
After shining for the U23s, Lewis-Potter made his way into first team football by coming on as a sub late-on in a clash against West Bromwich Albion in 2019. Since then, he has featured in numerous games, with goals scored against Barnsley and Charlton Athletic, in which he earned the Tigers a valuable point with a late equaliser.
Following the shock departures of Kamil Grosicki and Jarrod Bowen in the January window, Lewis-Potter gained his first start in a 5-1 loss against Brentford. Though a negative outcome of a positive event, fans are confident in Lewis-Potter’s ability and are hopeful he will be the next big thing at Hull City.